We drove up almost to the east entrance to Yellowstone from Cody, Wyoming. The campground is only 3 miles from the park entrance. It is part of the Shoshone National Forest and charges $15 per day with no power or water. Only pit toilets and garbage dumpsters are available. The campground is near the Shoshone river and we hear the river all the time. The sites are well laid out and give 20 or more feet between campers with trees and bushes as buffers. The campground host told us that a bear was seen across the river 3 weeks ago.
We will be visiting the East side of Yellowstone for almost a week. There are a few areas in Yellowstone where we will get cell service. When we stop in one of those areas, we will check our email. Otherwise, we get no service at all.
Arriving on Thursday, we got the last site available to first-come campers. Site 15 was great. Deep enough for us to fully backing in, was level, and we only have neighboring sites behind and to one side. The other side of the road is the river. Throughout the afternoon and as we approached sunset, there were several rigs that came through looking for a site to stay.
This is a hard sided RV only campground. Bears are known to frequent the area but rarely enter the campground itself. Each site has a bear box to store food if needed though they are primarily used to support campers outdoor grills. I get the impression that the area used to be available to tent campers and that was when the boxes were installed but the rules changed.
Our site and setup is nice.
We even have our spray out in case a bear shows up.
We are getting plenty of sun for our solar panel and it is keeping the batteries charged up through sunset.
Our closest neighboring creature is a vole. He was very curious when I whistled for him.
We are a couple who have started on a new adventure...