The country's first national park, established in 1872, Yellowstone is the favorite vacation destination of millions of Americans and foreigners alike. The park covers an area that extends into three states, Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho; it also encompasses an area full of fauna, including bears, wolves, and bison. Yellowstone, for all its magnificence, sticks in people's heads for one main reason: Old Faithful. The geysers, paint pots, and other geology are the main attractions, but adventure is the spirit that brings people to Yellowstone.
Entering the park will cost visitors in cars $25, those on motorcycles or snowmobiles $20, and walk-ins $12. Camping in the park is relatively cheap as well, costing only $18.50 a night for a traditional campsite for up to six people. If you plan on attending the park in an RV with developed spots, you must camp at Fishing Bridge RV Park; the cost is $35 per site for up to four people and $1 more for any additional adults. Camping costs, especially when shared among a group, are significantly lower than those of hotels.
Camping in the park allows you to experience the beauty the way it was meant to be enjoyed. Camping in the parks is managed by Xanterra. They offer camping amenities, lodging options, fine dining, and more. Camping is the most cost efficient option; saving money will allow you to spend more on fun activities, such as renting boats, fishing, riding ATVs, and more. Many fun options exist in Yellowstone, including horseback riding, wagon rides, Western-style group cookouts, and even hiking through the lush wilderness.
Whether you decide to come to Yellowstone for one thing, such as the geysers or wildlife, you will leave knowing that Yellowstone surprised you with so much more. Mountains, lakes, rivers, and more splendid scenery await all guests who venture into the park. The area is truly picturesque and rugged, which allows for photography tourism, but the adventures sustained by the area allow for the thrills. Plan your own amazing experience by planning a Yellowstone adventure for your family.