Places of Interest – Old Faithful

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April 1, 2009

While RVing out West, my husband, Paul, and I simply had to visit and camp overnight in Yellowstone National Park. As America’s first national park, its historical significance is as great as its beauty and breadth. Spanning Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, the park is home to a tremendous amount of wildlife, including bears, bison and elk. It’s also home to many hot springs and geysers.

Old Faithful is the most popular geyser within the park and well worth seeing. The average interval between eruptions is about 85 minutes, varying from 45 to 120 minutes. Eruptions last from 1 ½ to 5 minutes.

In the event you can’t make it there this year, thanks to technology you can see it live on the Web, either via the Old Faithful WebCam or the Old Faithful Geyser Live streaming video site.

If you are in the area, roads open May through October (weather permitting). Be aware that a road construction program is ongoing. Do not approach buffalo or bears.

The following is contact information to learn more about the park, its campgrounds and its activities:

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-7901

www.travelyellowstone.com
www.AmericanParkNetwork.com
www.nps.gov/yell

Enjoy your RVing!
Bernice

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  1. leadfoot41

    My wife,gs,&me are heading out to Yellowstone arriving on 6/16 for a week of visiting & the last weekend of june seeing the reactment of Custers last stand at Hardin,Mt. A lifelong dream after retiring. Visiting more sights while out there, of course. leadfoot41

  2. Yellowstone – My favorite place in this great country. There’s lots more to see than just Old Faithful, but that’s not a bad place to start.