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Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park Overview

Yellowstone National Park includes almost 3,500 square miles of spectacular wilderness area and features many unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders. The park is mostly located in Wyoming, but also has ares in Montana and Idaho. It actually sites on top of an ancient volcanic caldera which is the source of hot springs, mud pots and famous gushing geysers. It is also home to spectacular canyons, scenic rivers, lush forests and a variety of wildlife. Visitors can expect to see bears, bison, elk, antelope, wolves, fox and many other forest creatures.

Yellowstone National Park Camping

Developed campgrounds include Bridge Bay, Grant Village, Lewis Lake, Madison, Mammoth, Norris, Pebble Creek, Slough Creek, Tower Fall, Canyon and Indian Creek. There are also several back country areas that offer hike-to campsites for backpackers. Bridge Bay, Grant Village, Madison and Canyon take reservations. All other campgrounds are first-come, first-serve.

Yellowstone National Park – Area Recreation

Popular outdoor recreation includes hiking, backpacking, boating, fishing, kayaking, rafting, photography, picnicking and wildlife viewing. There are also a number of historic sites visitors can explore. In the winter visitors can go snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.

Other information is also available on the National Park Service webpage.

Amenities
  • Bathhouse
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Boat Slip Rental
  • Cafe
  • Camp Store
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Concession Stand
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electrical Hookup
  • Equestrian trail
  • Equipment Rentals
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Hike/Bike Campsites
  • Ice
  • Lantern Post
  • Laundry
  • Marina
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Store
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Ranger Station
  • Recycling Center
  • Rentals
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • RV Hookups
  • RV Park
  • Showers
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Snack Bar
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Archeological Sites
  • Backpacking
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Climbing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Trails
  • Paddle boarding (SUP)
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Rafting
  • River
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Tours
  • Visitor Center
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Sports
  • Wilderness Area
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter/Snow Sports
2 Officers Row
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 82190
(307) 344-7381
yell_visitor_services@nps.gov

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