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Labor Day weekend- is it still busy in the park?

St Paul, MN
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Labor Day weekend- is it still busy in the park?

Hello- We are driving from MN to Portland & thought about stopping in YNP on the way. It would be probably overnight on that Sat & up early to look for wildlife on Sun am.

Is it still pretty busy at that time of year? We would probably be in the Lamar Valley and northern part of the park.

As others have mentioned, it sounds like a lot of bear activity this yr. Most of our looking for wildlife will probably be from the car.

Thank you for your help.

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1. Re: Labor Day weekend- is it still busy in the park?

>Is it still pretty busy at that time of year?

Yep.

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2. Re: Labor Day weekend- is it still busy in the park?

We were there for a week over Labor Day last year and the crowds were not bad at all.

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3. Re: Labor Day weekend- is it still busy in the park?

Keep in mind that "busy" is a relative term too. We were there last Summer over the 4th of July, probably the busiest time of all historically. Sure, around Old Faithful and some of the other marquee attractions, there were crowds, but even in those places it didn't seem overcrowded to me. It didn't take away from our trip one bit. Traffic on the roads didn't seem to be too bad either except for in the northern part of the park where they were doing some construction work.

Also, in the early mornings -- driving through Lamar Valley, for example -- or just getting off the road and hiking on a trail, there were times we didn't see any people and felt like we had the whole place to ourselves. Overall we didn't get the sense that the park was crowded or too busy to enjoy.

Edited: 05 August 2011, 16:56
4. Re: Labor Day weekend- is it still busy in the park?

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