Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular attractions in the country. Thousands of people flock to see the historic park located in Wyoming because the area is one of the last few truly untouched places in the world. Thousands of species of animals live in their natural habitats, many of whom are now endangered. Yellowstone is actually a volcanic hot spot similar to Hawaii.
A vacation to Yellowstone is often seen as the perfect way to spend a family vacation, but it involves a lot of planning. Many visitors to Yellowstone go on RV trips where they either own or rent an RV, carefully planning on how to get to the park, how long they want to stay for, and where they want to stay. You also have to plan for what you need to take in the RV as well even though you can just stop and go into a store if you ever needed something.
To begin, there’s the renting of the RV, which doesn’t come cheap. People who own their own RVs don’t need to do this, but for the majority of people, one must be rented. Prices depend on many factors. Firstly, it depends on where you are picking the RV up and where you will be dropping or returning it. The pick-up and drop-off dates are also important. Also, you have to consider the duration of the actual trip so you will know how many days you will be renting the RV.
After you secure an RV, be sure to get some good travel insurance as well. If you’re driving a long way, you want to at least have some protection should an accident occur. In this case, a single trip travel insurance policy will be more than adequate.
Then, you have to plan what you’ll need for the actual trip. RVs come with fridges and stoves that are perfectly capable of supplying you with everything you need for your meals. Just plan out your meals, buy the ingredients and you’re set. You also have to bring the usual things like clothes and bedding including cookware, however, some rental companies offer bedding and cookware at an additional cost. Buy a map as well just to be safe and bring along entertainment items for the whole family.
Yellowstone also offers a variety of campgrounds – 383 in total – and other places to park the RV for a night or three. Most of these campsites are set up with spectacular views and they are safe for leaving an RV if you plan to go hiking or sightseeing while in the park. Planning an RV trip is not that difficult, but the time spent will be worth it in the end.