Hi Yellowstone fan:
Enjoy all of your insights on this forum. I also consider myself somewhat of an expert as I am a Red Lodge native and currently live in Billings. I however have not actually been inside the Park in a number of years, but am rather have more local knowlege of the surrounding area.
My question is this. We are leaving early Sat morning (less than 36 hours I guess) for a family camping trip to Bridge Bay for three days then down to GTNP for a night or two. We are staying in a pop up tent trailer. Late this afternoon, a friend of mine who is touring through the park said that the Ranger at the entrance informed them that if they were camping that it must be in a hard sided vehicle. They also said that at Fishing Bridge where they stopped to use the restrooms it said that no soft sided camping was allowed.
I understand the Fishing Bridge warnings as when I was growing up some 30 yrs ago and living at Bridge Bay and West Thumb in the summers while my father worked in the park, that due to Grizzly activity that Fishing Bridge was RV's only then and probably still is. However, I can not believe that Bridge Bay and many of the other campgrounds exclude tents and pop ups since if I am not mistaken, Bridge Bay has some tent only loops?
If you read this post late tonight or tomorrow, please ease my fears and assure me that I am correct. I would hate to arrive up there to find out we were not allowed to camp. Again thanks so much for your insights on this forum. You provide me ( a so called local ) with valuable info, so I am sure that your replies to those who are not so fortunate to live in this vicinity are of great value in their planning.
Regards and thanks,