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Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

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Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

When is the best time to camp and avoid crowds and still have nice weather?

Moose, Wyoming
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1. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

Last half of May and last half of September, imo, if the weather holds. The old saying in Jackson is that there are 4 seasons here: early winter, mid-winter, late winter, and the Fourth of July. But if the weather is mild, camping during end of May or end of September can be glorious.

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2. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

TetonBill has it right. After Labor day can also be a good time but more people are in the parks.

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3. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

Lizard Creek may not be open in late May, but it is a beautiful spot to camp right on Jackson Lake.

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4. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

We were planning a late Aug to early Sept vacation. Is that a good time and is it very crowded then at Jenny Lake and Old Faithful area?

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5. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

Crowds drop quickly after mid-August as schools start around the country.

Moose, Wyoming
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6. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

More visitors come here from California than any other state. So if you know when California schools go back into session, that will tell you when the crowds really drop off.

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7. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

Depends on the school district in California. Traditionally schools begin classes right after Labor Day but in some areas they begin earlier because of California Testing schedules and AP testing schedules.

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8. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

Curious, just to get the true taste of Wyoming, mid/ late May where should we visit?

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9. Re: Grand Tetons and Yellowstone

Flomo6,

Welcome to the forum. You may get a better response if you post your own question under the Wyoming forum.

Lots of places in Wyoming- Yellowstone is only a small part of the state. Weather can be iffy in mid to late May. The later the better for chances of better weather.

What are your interests?- scenery, wildlife, old west, etc.

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We are interested in scenery,(I am a photographer); wildlife, old West, all the goodness of Wyoming. We are coming from SC.