Built in 1931, the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center is a National Historic Landmark building that is now a prototype for many National Park Service visitor facilities across the country. This historic building houses the area's visitor center and a museum.
As Yellowstone National Park is open seasonally and not open during the winter, this Visitor Center is only open when this portion of the park is open.
- Location – One mile off of the Grand Loop Road on the East Entrance Road, near the northeast area of Yellowstone Lake.
- Open – Usually late May to late September, weather permitting
- Hours – 8:00 am to 7:00 pm daily
- Services – Visitor information and a small bookstore. The Museum offers exhibits of Yellowstone’s birds and wildlife. At the nearby Ranger Station, you can obtain backcountry and/or boating permits.
If you are planning to camp near the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center, you should be aware that only hard sided camping is allowed in this particular area of the Park.