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Old 06-23-2003, 11:37 PM   #1
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Yellowstone Camping

I am in the process of making reservations for our summer holiday and am trying to decide whether I should book at Canyon Campground (right in Yellowstone Park) or at West Yellowstone KOA (recommended on a previous thread).

We intend on staying a couple of days and exploring yellowstone a bit. We really like the cleanliness and safety of a KOA but I am wondering whether staying "central" in the park would be of a great advantage.

Anyone have any thoughts?
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Old 06-26-2003, 09:19 AM   #2
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Hi, since no one else is answering you I'll try. I have been visiting Yellowstone for over 30 years. I'm afraid this most popular tourist destination has been destroyed by it's own fame. I doubt you will get a reservation at this late date but if you do grab it. Canyon is fine, I think Bridge Bay is better, or Grant's Village. However, all of the campsites are in touch with each other so if one is filled I think they can link to others to know where vacancies are. I never go there in the summer months anymore. I love early spring or late September or early October.

There are two loops to drive in the park, sort of like a figure 8 - I would suggest you set at least one day aside for each drive. Then if you want to hike into some sights you may have to plan from your main campsite and allow even more time.

Be sure to search out Artist's Point (commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone). Everyone finds Old Faithful but many of my friends come home having not seen this sight.

Good luck. Enjoy! The park is a fascinating experience.

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Old 06-26-2003, 09:25 AM   #3
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Hi, Ken. Try renaming your pic without any of that punctuation in the filename. Maybe then it will display... :shg

I've got an aunt and uncle who sometimes host at Tower campground in Yellowstone... I say sometimes, because they like to get up there early in the season (when the grizzlies are most active, they say), and be back home in Texas by the fourth of July. (They got home last week, in fact.)

One of these days I must get up there to see it... :r
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Old 06-26-2003, 09:52 AM   #4
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Thanks for the tip Mary;

It is too bad that we the tourists ruin what we come to see. The grizzly bears are a big draw in Yellowstone and yet people tend to treat them like Teddy bears. Now roads are closed where bears are known to be active, thus defeating the very purpose of why we visit this place. Folks either feed the bears or intrude on their space and get themselves hurt. Results, another dead bear and some restrictions.

Here is a grizzly sow with two grown cubs that I saw parents letting their 2-year old children toddle towards. The bears were only about 150 yards from the road. She can cover that ground in about ten seconds. Crazy!

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Thanks for the photos. :wave
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Old 06-26-2003, 10:18 AM   #6
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Thanks for the very helpful information Ken.
I understand what you are saying about "being destroyed by it's own fame". Many people do not leave parks in the same condition as they found them and don't have appropriate respect for the wildlife.
We experience the same problem in Alberta with our Banff National Park.
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