The drive from Colter Bay RV Park to Fishing Bridge RV Park is sixty-one miles and takes about an hour and a half. We took our time leaving Colter Bay, so we would not arrive too early at our Yellowstone campground.
As we drove in Yellowstone’s south entrance, we saw road construction, forests that were recovering from a fire, and we saw Yellowstone Lake. There were a number of turnouts to allow cars to stop and take in the view, and my destination-focused husband did stop – at one.
It wasn’t long before we arrived at our campsite. The Fishing Bridge RV Park had been closed all of last year for remodeling which was well worth it. So much so, I almost put a picture of the sewer hookup in this post. But then I wasn’t sure how many of my readers would get as excited about it as I did. It’s just that the sewer hookup is smooth concrete with a gentle downhill slope to the drain which is at the center of a concrete square edged by a higher border on three sides. A simple but smart design. It’s the best I’ve ever seen.
For those of you who are still reading, thank you. I’ll continue. No more sewer talk, I promise.
We were lucky enough to be on the outside row of the campground which backs to the forest. Most of the sites in the campground were pull-through sites. A pull-through site feels like Christmas morning to Dan every time we have one.
How did we get to this point in life where we get so happy and excited about good sewer hook ups and pull through sites?
Before long, we were all set up. We decided to take a short hike on the Pelican Creek trail. This trail is rated easy, and it is only one mile long. We did drive to the trail which was about one and a half miles from our campsite. While the trail is short, it was very scenic.
In the evening, we drove to the Fishing Bridge amphitheater. The amphitheater is about one and a half miles from our campsite. It is right next to the Visitor Center which is closed right now because it is being remodeled.
The ranger program was about the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park. You know, sometimes I think I should take notes at these ranger programs. The information is so interesting, and I remember the general ideas and information from the program. But I do forget the details.
Does anyone out there take notes at programs such as these? I never have seen this, but if I started doing so, I just might be a trend setter. At the very least, I could provide a few more details for my readers. In any case, there are wolves in Yellowstone now.
We do like these ranger programs, but there is one comment I’d like to make. The Fishing Bridge amphitheater’s benches are the lowest to the ground I have ever seen. Did they think we’d all be kindergarteners?
I’m swallowing my pride to tell you that Dan had to help me up. With two hands, and thank heavens he is strong. It’s because of him, you are reading this now; otherwise I’d still be sitting there. The next time we went to a ranger program, we brought our own chairs. We’re not trying to be trend setters; I just want to be able to get back up after the program.
Before too long, we made it back to the camper as the next morning, we needed to rise and shine early. We had a tour bus to catch for an all day tour of Yellowstone. You are welcome to come along, too. And you don’t even have to get up from your chair.