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Yellowstone has been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts since being founded in 1872. With over 300 hydrothermal geysers, including a litany of hot springs, the park is one of the most Read more...
Yellowstone has been a destination for outdoor enthusiasts since being founded in 1872. With over 300 hydrothermal geysers, including a litany of hot springs, the park is one of the most geothermally active in the country, particularly in West Yellowstone. Some of the largest herds of bison can be seen grazing throughout the park, making for great wildlife watching. Also, bird watchers and anglers will want to visit Slough Creek and Snake River for views of wading birds and the chance to catch various species of trout and bass.
Hikers can take the backcountry trails here and those at the nearby Grand Teton to see killer views of glacial canyons and snow-capped mountains. However, during the winter months, many of the high elevation trails’ entrance points are subject to change based on snow fall.
Camping at the world’s first national park is plentiful, too boot. Park goers can set up camp at five reservable and eight first-come, first-served campground locations. Bridge Bay Campground is touted as being a crowd favorite, complete electrical hookups, fire pits, dump stations, flush toilets, and other on-site features. RVers can enjoy full hookups and standar campground features at Fishing Bridge RV Park.
More plush and posh stays can be had at the Yellowstone National Park Lodges, where vacationers can enjoy dining and spa services, furnished rooms, WiFi, and other niceties.
If you plan on tent camping, we'd recommend doing so come spring and summer to get the best bang for your buck. During the colder winter months, consider staying at the aforementioned lodges are taking the family RV for a stay at the Fishing Bridge RV Park. But, regardless of how you choose to camp, call the park in advance to make sure your campground is open for visitors.