From the East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, you can travel west approximately 27 miles to Fishing Bridge. The actual bridge spans the Yellowstone River, which serves as the outlet for Yellowstone Lake.
The many species of birds found in the Park are the primary feature at the exhibits at the Fishing Bridge Museum. The Bridge was closed to fishing in 1973 and now is an area for spawning of wild trout.
Continue past the junction which leads to Canyon and travel to the smaller areas of Lake and Bridge Bay – both of which rest along the shore of Yellowstone Lake.
Approximately 21 miles southwest of Bridge Bay is West Thumb and Grant Village. It is 22 miles from West Thumb to the south entrance of the Park.