Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park and thus an example of careful preservation of our unique resources, beautiful landscapes and historic sites in the United States.
Yellowstone NP was established in 1872 by an act of Congress. This unique area of geothermal wonders is a wilderness that is visited each year by millions. There are many sights to see, but before you come, it’s wise to explore all the information available. If your trip is better planned, it can be more fulfilling. Contact the park directly at 307-344-7381.
Seasons and Fees
- Hours & Seasons
Know what is open and the best time to stop at the visitor centers, campgrounds, stores and other facilities.
- Park Fees
Knowing what the entrance fees are for Yellowstone NP will help you plan effectively.
- Winter Services
Here you’ll find all the winter services available in Yellowstone, such as winter camping, lodging, restaurants, ski and snowshoe rentals, and much more.
- Rules and Regulations
All visitors and users of Yellowstone National Park are required to be familiar with and abide by the rules and regulations of the Park.
- Stock Use
Bringing private stock into the park? You should know the park rules.
Get full information on locations of all accessible facilities, including stores, rest rooms, parking and much more.
- Facilities and Services
Find a complete list of the park's services and facilities, including visitor centers, gas stations, medical clinics, and grocery stores.
Things to Do and See
- Park Highlights
There is so much to see in the park. From geothermal features like Old Faithful to vast expanses like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, you can easily spend a week here without getting bored.
Experience the park by sleeping under the stars at one of 12 campgrounds.
Lodges and hotels are available throughout the park. Make your reservations early.
- Junior Ranger Program
Get all the details on how your kids can become Junior Rangers.
- Ranger Program
Ranger led walks, talks, and evening programs are offered year-round.
- Yellowstone Institute
Sign up for a field course with the Yellowstone Institute and truly get to know the park.