cleanliness and physical characteristics of restrooms, including interior construction, adequate supplies/odor free, adequate number of facilities, exterior appearance and location in relation to park spaces, and interior appearance.
the park's setting and site layout, function and identification of signage, overall exterior building maintenance, noise, trash disposal, litter and debris around the grounds and sites, and appearance of grounds, sites and entrance area.
The campground is nice - neat and clean, but the staff and attitude of the management is terrible (especially for a place charging top-dollar). There was a sign on the bath house stating that it would be closed for cleaning from 9-10am. First of all, it's ridiculous to close bath houses during the time period when people need to use them. But the real issue is that the staff closed them much earlier - closer to 8:15am, despite the sign. My husband was in the shower when the cleaner came in, and the (male) cleaner propped the outside door open (when the outside temp was about 35). I spoke to the managers about the posted closing times and the fact that the cleaner was starting much earlier and they clearly could not have cared less about it. I also commented that it would be better to close them mid-day when the demand is not so great, and they also brushed me off.
As we left this morning, they were again cleaning the bath house an hour before the posted close time.
WOW, what a luxurious place, great location great people, very helpful staff. The bathrooms were immaculate, and well maintained. They have grass at all the sights that are also big and level. (if you have been out west to Yellowstone you know how most parks in SD WY & MT are just gravel parking lots or dirt) Even the sites without service are nice, water & bathrooms are close no matter where you are in the park. The only draw backs and why I'm not doing 5 stars is the dryers run super hot and several were out of service during our 5 day stay and they do NOT allow wood fires but I have found this in other parks in the area. IMHO Grizzly is the only place to stay if visiting Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.
Great place that we were able to get into since they plowed snow off several add’l spots as the Spring warms up. Huge parking in front for checking in. Right downtown near everything but a separate oasis and gated exit. We have a motor home so got a beautiful, spacious pull through on an end that the dogs enjoyed. Dog walking areas are huge. The front desk is top notch professional and made you feel like you were walking into a hotel check in. Friendly and helpful.
Paved roads and hard pack gravel spaces with elbow room. Grass around your spot and new picnic tables.
Water is excellent, and hook ups are top notch and easy.
Restroom and showers are excellent clean and well maintained as are the entire grounds. Normally we don’t bother with campground showers but the water was so cold my continuous hot H2O couldn’t keep it hot enough.
WiFi was somewhat spotty but they were changing over service providers while there and had to overcome a few issues which worked just fine afterward.
You can walk to the Bear & Wolf Center across the street and a block away.
McDonalds is a block away for a quick breakfast or coffee.
We stayed at a KOA outside the town several years ago but 5 more miles away from Yellowstone entrance. No comparison.
I would not stay anywhere else in West Yellowstone.
Beautiful park. It backed on to the forest, and I was warned I might need bear spray if I took my pets near there. The check in lady was rude. I had to ask how to get to my sight since she had dismissed me before telling me. Other than that the park surpassed my expectations. We stayed 4 nights and weren't disappointed. (Didn't deal with the rude people in the office again.)
I am giving a split review for this site. I would strongly urge you to make sure of what type of site you get if you are pulling a fifth wheel or trailer. I was shocked and dismayed by my stay.
I will first say that the site is nice in appearance. Probably the nicest in appearance in town.
The negative is three fold:
1. Poor WiFI. We were close to the main building and gave up getting on and staying on the internet. Had to wait til I went to another RV park to get my email.
2. RV Site size. My word of warning - The back in sites are only 45 feet long. So your full RV length ( Vehicle plus RV) must be less than 45 feet. That means you must request a pull through site. Or do as I had to do and park my truck in Overflow parking. Which I am not happy parking my truck away from my RV. Remember “your vehicle must be in a a straight line with your RV. They do not allow angle parking , parking in the street, on the grass, or parking on the concrete Your RV rig must fit entirely inside you site. “ Then there is a fine print ”Failure to follow these rules can result in removal from the parK”.
3. Black waste dump. The RV site has the only public Waste Dump in 90 miles (Per Office Manager) So you typically see people not associated with the RV park, lined up in the morning and during the day dumping their tanks. They have 2 dump stations. Do not accept a back in site in I believe it is Lone Wolf Sites 1 – 5 which back up to the Dump sites.
Good looking campground but the check-in staff were extremely rude. Told check-in person that I had a reservation and was told in no certain terms that I could not check in until noon. I mentioned that I was told during the reservation process that I was assigned to site number one and was told that I could not see nor be told the location until I checked in. Then I asked if I could leave my camper in the check-in parking area while I waited for check-in time and was told absolutely not. Soooo.... I wound up driving around for a little over an hour until I could check-in. Wound up with the same clerk and was treated just as rudely as at the beginning.
My friends told me about this campground and thought it would serve my needs nicely. My friends also mentioned that the staff were rather snooty. I now agree with them.
This was by far the best campground I have ever used. The grounds themselves were immaculate, and the facilities and restrooms were clean and well kept. The grounds are right outside the west gate of Yellowstone and was in an easy place to get in and out of. This place gets the best recommendation I can give.
This is far and above the finest RV park I have ever stayed in. The staff is exceedingly helpful no matter what the issue. The grounds are manicured and impeccable. It is a very quiet park with ample trees, grass areas and is located right outside the west entrance to Yellowstone Park. When traveling to this area I would not ever stay anywhere else. My wife and I are planning an extended stay next year. Love Grizzly!!!
Love the nearness to Yellowstone. The park itself was very nice - hundreds of sites yet all were nicely grassed and had a nice clean air. I really appreciated the office/store area - very clean, very nice. The staff were more helpful than I would ever expect - smiling and helping with tourism questions and also helping us find a site for an additional night. The location is near restaurants, etc (we enjoyed Madison Crossing) and there's so much to do in this tourist town. We spent most of the time in the Yellowstone Park but enjoyed each moment at the RV park. We would definitely stay again.
Best I have ever seen so far. I thought $75.00 was a lot for an RV spot. However once we got here and spent one very quiet night I was happy.
Great location, easy walk or bike ride to a great town.
Worth every penny.
Clean, spacious RV Park located < 1 mile from West entrance of Yellowstone National Park. Lots of long (80') pull through parking pads w full hookup. Quiet at night. Some shade but temps here are 70s during day and 40s evening. Walking distance from many restaurants in town. So much better than the RV sites in the park. Moderately expensive but the value makes it worth it.
This property has high ratings, but this review is campsite specific. I wiill honestly say that this is my first bad experience at Grizzly RV Park. On all previous visits, we were able to reserve a premium back-in site. No problems. This time we are in a regular back-in site. I can't speak for any of the other regular back-in sites, but sites #1, 2, 3, and 4 are righg next to the Grizzly dump stations! Our site is advertised as 45 feet, but it is really 40 feet. One can attempt to back up a little farther and extend unto the grass. Be sure to bring an extended sewer hose. Be sure to call and determine your regular back-in site number!!!
They offered to move us the next evening to a different site. However, that would have entailed disconnecting from utilities, repacking, and towing the rv early next morning to their parking lot and waiting there the entire day with family and dog with no water or electricity until our tow vehicle was available again that evening. What a way to start a vacation.
Knowing this, they have not offered to keep us abreast of any sites that come available later in the day. It is pretty much a "take it or leave it" attitude.
I enjoyed our stay here! The staff are very friendly and the park is nice and well kept. We had a pull through site and we had plenty of room on all sides. I was really impressed with the cleanliness of the restrooms/showers. They have codes to get into the shower/restroom and that made me feel safe going at night and early morning. I have never visited a campground with restrooms and showers as clean as this!! I would definitely recommend this park!
This was a great RV park. Very clean, organized, friendly, well-managed, etc. I took off 1 star of the facilities rating for 2 reason. First, no pool, which could be understandable, considering the location and how short the summer is. Secondly, and most importantly, the sewer connection is located near the front of each site. Most RV's have sewer connections at the back, which meant mine would not reach. I had to by an extension kit from the office for $50. The same kit at Wal-mart is $34. If ever in the area, I would definitely stay here again, but grab yourself an extension for your RV hose if you are coming here. My hose will stretch 20 ft and I needed another 15 to make it to the sewer inlet. The playground was very nice and my son loved it.
This is a great park with a great location just outside the west entrance to Yellowstone. It is a very clean well-manicured facility. The park is big rig friendly with paved, level sites. Utilities worked well. Wi-Fi was pretty good. Roads are paved and easy to navigate. The staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. The park is within walking distance of downtown West Yellowstone. It has many amenities including multiple bathrooms, showers and laundry rooms. We would definitely stay again.
This park set the standard on our recent trip. It was the biggest of any park we stayed at, and also the nicest. This is a huge park. From the moment we checked in, I was amazed at the professionalism of the staff, and how well maintained the park was. Everyone we met went out of their way to make sure we found what we needed. The spaces were larger than other parks we stayed at. We looked at the other parks in downtown West Yellowstone and they all had gravel "parking lots" with the spaces small and cramped. Grizzley RV was the nicest of the bunch. We were in an older section with mature trees for nice shade. We were adjacent to a dog walk trail that led to a national forest area where the dogs could run off leash. We saw lots of people there with dogs. We saw everything from small pop up trailers to huge "bus" RV's. They had spaces to accommodate everyone. The bathroom/shower facilities were very clean. They have a small store with limited RV supplies. There is a large grass lawn and play area for those with kids. We saw lots of people using it during our stay. Next time are in West Yellowstone we will stay here again.
We stayed at 14 different RV parks in 30 days and this was our favorite. Huge spaces (we had a corner lot). All paved roads with in the park and lots of laundry and bath facilities throughout the park. Super clean and staff very friendly. If you are visiting Yellowstone, this is the place to stay!
Our first visit, but not our last!! Beautiful park, absolutely glorious in the fabulous fall weather we enjoyed! Office staff could not have been more helpful or friendlier. Everything was Clean, Clean, CLEAN! We stayed their 6 nights in an 80' pull through space in our 34' Montana Mountaineer 5th wheel. Recommend it highly, but you had better get your reservations in early. I'm just sayin...
This is the place to stay if you want to explore the west entrance to Yellowstone. Pull thru site was excellent, but the neighboring rigs are a tad close. I might be getting picky. The utilities are excellent and the service is top notch. I stay in a 34 foot 5th wheel.
We found this park to be among the most professionally operated parks we have stayed at. Some may consider their fees a bit pricey but considering the location (a few blocks from the west entrance to Yellowstone) and the fact that their revenue is very seasonable, we felt their pricing was fair. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The showers are clean and spacious enough. The sites are a bit closely situated but not unreasonably so. We stayed two nights and would have been comfortable staying a good deal longer had we been able to. Very nice park.
The staff were helpful and friendly. The park is big rig friendly. The park is exceptional, compared to the other local parks, but over priced. We could have gone to one of the quality hotels for just a little more money.
Great park to stay or just stop at. My wife & I stayed 5 nights while visiting Yellowstone and the town of West Yellowstone. From the beginning at registration to pulling out we found the park to be a suburb experience. Well maintained and managed. We stayed in the older section and our site had mature trees, a patio with table along with a lawn area. As we were on the corner our site was certainly large enough to feel alone. The park was 2/3 full during our stay and was very quiet both during the day and night. The park is bounded on two sides by natural forest and great for hiking or walking your dog. The site itself lends for nice walks along the interior streets and is within walking distance of the Town. The West entrance to the park is a short 4 blocks from the park. If you looking for a park to either stay or base at this one fits the bill.
Check in very nice, sites are all paved but close together. Bathrooms very nice but gave only 4 stars cuz the lights go off on you if you’re sitting or showering to long. Park is within walking distance of West Yellow Stone, but if elderly you might want to drive as it's not that close. We would like to have stayed longer, but waited too long to make reservations. I would stay there again and have recommended to others going to area.
Overall very nice. The play ground was kind of small for the size of the park. Spaces are quite close together. All paved. Close walking distance to town and shops. Restrooms were clean, however the auto shut off on the lights was quite annoying, the lights automatically shut off after about 10 minutes (motion sensors). If you are in the shower for 11 minutes, it get VERY dark in the room. Need to bring a flashlight.
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