Make Your Yellowstone Visit-and Campsite-One to Remember
Whether you’re coming from Orem or Oshkosh, Toronto or Tampa, Bozeman or Billings, a road trip to Yellowstone can make memories that last a lifetime. Pile the kids in the camper, stock your cooler full of canned beer and sparkling sodas, and ban the devices once you roll through the gates—the crown jewel of our national parks is a place to keep the eyes wide open.
Be sure to leave room for some down time between your adventures to Artist Point, Old Faithful and Blacktail Plateau, because your favorite moments might happen while cooking a meal with the family at sunset, or during a game of cards when the bugs send you seeking shelter. Make your Yellowstone basecamp the ultimate relaxation station with the gear found here—designed to simplify your setup and enhance your experience while keeping your clan from resembling the Griswolds. You’ll be the envy of the campground. – The Editors
setting up basecamp at secluded Indian Creek
Campground, GCI’s Master Cook Station has your kitchen
covered. Popping open in a single piece, and breaking
down just as easily, this bad boy features an aluminum
counter top, a lower rack for storage, four plastic side
tables, a telescopic lantern pole and a soft-shell sink with
a collapsible drain. The side tables are fitted with
conveniences as well: beverage holders for those who
like to sip from stemmed wine glasses, and hooks to
hang your garbage bags and cooking utensils.
bellies full and the calories coming—you don’t want
anyone bonking halfway up the hike to Fairy Falls. The
Camp Chef Pro 60X is your ticket to outdoor feasting, no
matter the size of your clan. Add on the Deluxe Grill Box
30 for cooking the perfect burgers, dogs, or frozen
Alaskan salmon you’ve been saving for a special trip—
this stove can handle it all and then some.
basins in the ultimate camp chair. With a three-position
backrest, side table with built-in beverage holder and
ottoman, you better call “quack-quack seat back” when
you get up to flip the burgers. When you’re ready to hit
your next stop, it stows easily thanks to GCI’s patent-
pending folding technology, and the ottoman fits neatly
in a side pocket. Food-serving offspring not included.
PORTABLE SOUND SYSTEM
Marley Bluetooth audio systems keep your campground
tunes jamming until quiet hours. The Riddim BT is
complete with a removable leather carrying strap, voice
prompt and 10 hours of undisrupted playtime. Take the
waterproof Chant Sport BT with you on a paddle around
Yellowstone Lake and its eight hours of playtime will keep
your favorite sounds rolling, rain or shine.
SHENANIGAN 5 TENT
night, this classic teepee-style tent is the perfect shelter
for a game of Skip-Bo or fair-weather camping. The one-
pole system with fast feet makes setup a breeze, and
the three rollback window flaps and a hi-low ventilation
design keep the outdoor elements in your control.
Employ the two storage pockets to ensure your kids’
beloved micro machines won’t get left behind in the