Peak times for visiting Yellowstone National Park are June through August. With temperatures settling between 60 to 70 degrees, Yellowstone temperatures can also drop in the summer or spike to record highs. During the summertime, Yellowstone welcomes more than 30,000 visitors daily.
The park offers limited overnight accommodations and most visitors prefer to stay outside the park. Yellowstone Holiday offers a convenient location to West Yellowstone. This premiere Yellowstone RV park is located on popular Lake Hebgen, which is renowned for excellent summer fly-fishing. They also offer Hebgen Lake boat rentals and Hebgen Lake cabin rentals.
Nearby areas offers several summertime activities, including:
- Custer’s Last Stand – This June, Little Big Horn Days highlights Custer’s Last Stand. This popular reenactment is an excellent activity for both children and adults. This event features model train displays, quilt show, Native American exhibit, book fair, grand dance ball, videos, an arts and crafts fair, youth parade, dinner, 5K run or walk, historic field trip and much more. Located southeast of Billings, this popular tourist attraction is held June 25 through June 29, 2014.
- Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede – Located outside the East Entrance of Yellowstone, Cody, Wyoming, is a popular destination for Yellowstone National Park visitors. The Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede Xtreme Bulls event is June 30, 2014. This rodeo features top bull riders and is sponsored by PRCA. Throughout the summer, rodeos highlight bareback horse riding, tie down roping, team roping events, bull riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronco riding and barrel racing. This 4th of July weekend also features a Stampede Parade and a Kiddies Parade.
- Sunrise Festival of the Arts – Held on July 13, 2014, the Sunrise Festival features crafts, artwork and entertainment. They also have a “Writers Row” for authors. With live music and dancing in Veterans Memorial Park, this family-friendly event features artists from Canada, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota.
- Jackson Hole – An upscale destination, the Jackson Hole Rodeo features day and night rodeos. Celebrities often frequent Jackson Hole, as it’s a spectacular destination tucked into the southern Grand Teton National Park mountain range. Other popular activities include horseback riding, hiking, fly-fishing, gold, kayaking, canoeing, spas, shopping and family-friendly adventures. The area is rich with museums and art galleries, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, which contains more than 5,000 works.
- Big Sky – Popular in the wintertime for skiing, Big Sky hosts several summertime activities. On July 1, 2014, they feature Montana Shakespeare in the Parks. They also offer a Big Sky Classical Music Festival, as well as several other music concerts throughout the summer.