16 Nov

Campground Review #107 Cody KOA Holiday in Cody, Wyoming near East Yellowstone

Cody, Wyoming was not originally planned as a stop on Kate Dunbar’s 2017 epic RV journey, but a change of plans ended up bringing the family to one of their favorite stops of the journey. On this episode of Campground of the Week, Kate shares all of the reasons why they enjoyed Cody so very much, and gives us all many days worth of recommendations for activities, food, and drink.

Campground Details

The Cody KOA Holiday is located about a one hour’s drive from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park and a little over six hours from Jackson, Wyoming. The campground is branded as a ‘Holiday’, which means that it provides a great basecamp for exploring the surrounding area, along with family-friendly amenities and activities to enjoy after a long day of sightseeing.

The campground offers ample RV and tents sites, along with cabin rentals. Most of the RV sites are full-hook up and pull thru, and Kate particularly loved site #205, since it was an end cap and offered the family plenty of space to spread out along with a tree and fire ring with grill. Listen to the episode to hear her describe the various areas of the campground and which one might be right for your band of traveling RV pirates.

Campground Activities and Amenities

Cody KOA offered plenty of activities and amenities to keep the Dunbar family happy on this stop of the trip. The kids particularly enjoyed the pool, but other highlights include:

  • hot tub
  • sauna
  • bike rentals
  • communal fire pit
  • dog park
  • playground
  • jumping pillow

Kate also took time to rave about the staff at the Cody KOA, telling us that they were always offering service with a smile and looking to make their guests’ stay the very best one possible.

Visitor’s also won’t want to miss the FREE daily pancake breakfast or the FREE shuttle to the nightly Cody Wyoming Rodeo!!!

Regional Highlights

Kate really emphasized that this destination offered way more interest than her family had originally expected. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is huge and requires more than a day to take it all in. There are six parts: the Buffalo Bill Museum, Cody Firearms Museum, Draper Natural History Museum, Planes Indian Museum, Whitney Art Museum, Outdoor Education Center. One entrance fee gets you access to all the areas. There is also a café as well as a picnic area. The RV/trailer parking lot is large and easy to navigate.

Other area attractions that Kate recommends are…

And Kate’s awesome eats include…

A huge thanks to Kate for another great campground review. You can follow Kate’s RV adventures AND get some seriously yummy recipes at Katescuriouskitchen.com. You probably want to follow her on Facebook and Instagram, also!

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22 Mar

Campground Review #73 Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming

On this episode of Campground of the Week, our Colorado Correspondent Scott Elias reviews the beautiful Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming. Located a mere 2.5 hour drive from the Detroit Metro area, Curt Gowdy State Park is a beloved weekend escape for many campers in Colorado. This campground is the place to go to get away from all, relax, and enjoy the natural landscape and wealth of outdoor activities.

But you will have to plan ahead if you want a reservation or electric hookups. This state park is an example of one that allows a small percentage of sites to be reserved in advance, and only a small percentage of sites offer hook ups. Scott will talk about the booking window and how you can nab a great site with shore power in advance.

If you are on a tight camping budget, Curt Gowdy is going to give you a ton of bang for your buck. Site fees are only $10 for residents, and $17 for non residents. Best part? That site fee includes a pass for the rest of the state park. That is a serious camping bargain!

Scott also talks about all the great activities to enjoy while staying in the park. Most of the activities center around the two bodies of water, Granite Reservoir and Crystal Reservoir:

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Visitor’s Center with wildlife and geography exhibits
  • SUP Rentals
  • Mountain Biking

Bottom of line? Curt Gowdy State Park offers families the classic camping getaway: a remote location, natural beauty, and plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities.

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22 Dec

Campground Review #60 Colter Bay RV Park in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

On this podcast episode of Campground of the Week, Kerri Cox from travelswithbirdy.com shares a review of the Colter Bay RV Park in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Kerri loved this national park campground, and highly recommends that visitors take the time to truly enjoy the epic beauty of the Grand Tetons.

Colter Bay RV Park is one of the national park campgrounds run by a concessionaire, which means you will find amenities like water and electric hookups, but the prices will also be higher than many other public campgrounds. The most important thing you need to know? This campground books out long in advance and if you are planning on staying at Colter Bay RV Park, then you need to make your reservations today.

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10 Nov

Campground Review #54 Devils Tower KOA in Devils Tower, Wyoming

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On this episode of Campground of the Week, Kerri Cox reviews Devils Tower KOA in Devils Tower, Wyoming. Kerri was unsure if the stop would be a hit or a disappointment when they planned their epic summer trip to Yellowstone in 2016. They decided to visit Devils Tower anyway, and stayed in the area for two nights.

They really enjoyed the experience, and think you will, too.

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Devils Tower KOA is unique in that it boasts a fantastic view of the National Monument from most of the sites in the campground. If you are going to take the time to visit, than this is the definitely the campground that will help you capitalize on the experience.

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