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Big Bend National Park- Texas RV Vacation

big_bend_national_parkBig Bend National Park’s Chihuahuan Desert, Chisos Mountains (Texas) – Big Bend National Park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States, which includes more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals.  This makes it the perfect RV vacation destination winter, summer, fall, or spring.  Window View Trail, which makes a 1/3-mile loop starting at the Chisos Basin Trailhead and is the most popular and easily hiked trail. For a more challenging hike, the Window Trail provides a 4-mile roundtrip trek that descends 800 feet from the trailhead and leads to the “window,” the pour-off that drains the entire Chisos Basin.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Day Hiking, Multi-Day Hiking, Rafting, Rock Climbing, Night Time Viewing, Walking, Back Country Camping, Biking, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Photography, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Driving Tours, Day Hiking,  Biking, Bird Watching, Ranger Led Activities, Evening Programs, Walking, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Big Bend National Park

The National Park Service maintains three campgrounds within the park; generators are allowed at two of them during certain hours. A concessionaire also operates a full hook-up campground at Rio Grande Village (432-477-2293).

Helpful Links

Article about the Big Bend National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Big Bend National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm

WIKI Website:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 29.25, -103.25

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RV Vacation in Yellowstone- The Nation’s Original National Park

Yellowstone_National_ParkYellowstone National Park – Than Nation’s first National Park, Yellowstone National Park is known for it’s wildlife and geothermal features. Old Faithful is the most well-known geothermal feature in the park and if you hike the Upper Geyser Basin trails, you go right past this major landmark. Hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have been documented, including several that are either threatened or endangered. Grizzlies, wolves, and free-ranging herds of bison and elk live in the park. Yellowstone National Park spans an area of 3,468 square miles (8,980 km2) and features lakes, canyons, rivers and mountain ranges.

Summer Activities:
Backcountry Hiking, Backcountry Camping, Biking, Boating, Day Hikes, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Llama Packing, Picnicking, Ranger Programs, Photography, Bus Tours, Ranger Programs, Historic Points of Interest Viewing, Wildlife Viewing.

Winter Activities:
Snowmobiling, Snowcoach, Cross Country Skiing, Ranger Programs, Educational Programs.


Places to Stay at Yellowstone National Park

The only campground that offers full hookups is Fishing Bridge RV Park (307-344-7901 same-day reservations; 307-344-7311 future reservations). If the park’s campground is full, you should consider staying at Yellowstone Grizzly RV Park (406-646-4466, www.grizzlyrv.com) or the KOA at the west entrance (800-562-7591, www.yellowstonekoa.com).

Helpful Links

Article about the Yellowstone National Park: http://www.trailerlife.com/output.cfm?id=2262241

Yellowstone National Park Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell/

WIKI Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowstone_National_Park

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GPS Coordinates: 44.6, -110.5

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