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We checked the yellowstone lodging yesterday and it was all booked up

Ooops! Except for 27 years ago, we have always camped so I can't recommend a place to stay outside of the park. I just know that West Yellowstone, Montana will probably be your best bet to find a motel and it is closest to the geyser area if you have to stay outside of the park. You can make day trips from West Yellowstone and still see everything in the park.

Camping in the park. There are a few campgrounds that are first come first serve but they fill up FIRST thing in the morning because they are the smaller campgrounds. I've never stayed at these.

In the past we have stayed at either Bay Bridge on the eastern side and Madison on the western side. Both of these campgrounds we were able to make sameday reservations in July a few years ago but we had a motorhome and could keep moving if we didn't find a place. If you decided to camp I would suggest making advance reservations. Madison has a tent only area and you might like that. At both campgrounds the campsites are VERY close together.

To camp you will need a tent because it can rain and could get cold at night. If there are only the two of you just don't make the mistake of getting a two man tent! They are tooooo small. Get at least a 3 man tent so you have a little room to move around! You can get small lightweight easy to set up tents. You will need blankets or sleeping bags and maybe sleeping mattress depending on how comfy you want to sleep. I'm sure you could purchase all this stuff in Cody. If you can rent a van maybe you could sleep in that.

Since you are flying in and won't beable to bring a lot of things I would suggest eathing out or you will need a cooking stove, pans, utencils, plates, washing buckets, etc., etc.

They sell wood for campfires at the campgrounds so all you would need would be matches.

You might try getting reservations at the Grand Tetons in the middle of your trip so you could enjoy a good shower:) There are places in the park to take showers.

Hope you have a good trip:)


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