Yellowstone National Park is one of the most beautiful places to camp, hike, fish, or just watch nature. Each year, hundreds of families and others visit the park in order to see some of the beautiful sites.
When planning your next trip to Yellowstone, you need to be aware of some challenges you may face. One of the biggest concerns for those traveling to the park during the summertime is the availability of campsites. While you can make reservations, you will have to do so months in advance. This is because of the growing number of people who want to visit the park each year. While there are spots that are available to those who show up first, these spots fill up very quickly. Contact the park for more information especially if you are traveling a long distance to get there.
Another concern that people have when visting the park are the bears. While there are bears that will roam into campsites, most shy away from people and do not want to become part of the crowd. If a bear does wander into your campsite it is usually an accident. Don’t approach the bear and try to leave it alone until it is gone. Most bears are just looking for leftover food and will not attack unless provoked.
Since Yellowstone is so large, it is very easy to become lost while hiking if you aren’t familiar with the territory. In your backpack, you should include a few days worth of fresh water, packaged food items, a blanket, GPS navigational device, and a change of clothing. In case you have to stay outside overnight, you will have enough supplies until you are rescued or you find your way out of the woods.
The park police are trained to find people quickly if they become lost, but being prepared is important in a park this large. Being safe and practicing good camping methods will help you and you family have a great time camping. Obeying the rules will prevent forest fires, injury, and allow you to see the land in all its beauty. My family took a vacation from Malaga, Spain last summer and loved it.
Author: Jerry BlackburnThis author has published 11 articles so far.