World's Largest Collection of Geysers
It's wonderland. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are preserved here. They are the main reason the park was established in 1872 as America's first national park—an idea that spread worldwide. A mountain wildland, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.
Be Bear Aware
Safety in bear country begins before you hit the trail. Learn how you can have a safe and enjoyable visit.Read More
Road Status and Current Conditions
Wondering where you can drive in the park and what the park is like right now? All the answers are a click away.Read More
Where are the plows? Follow the status of plowing park roads.Read More
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Plan Your Visit
Get directions and learn about the park's operating hours and seasons, hotel and campground reservations, park fees, and many natural wonders.Read More
Old Faithful Geyser on Live Videocam
Full-motion, live-streaming webcam located near Old Faithful Geyser shows online visitors views of several other geysers in the area, and wildlife.Read More
Visiting Yellowstone Video Series
This is a great a series of short, 4- to 15-minute videos that help will help you plan a safe, enjoyable, and rewarding trip to Yellowstone.Read More
Campgrounds Abound in Yellowstone
We have 12 campgrounds and well over 2,000 campsites, and that’s not even mentioning the backcountry sites.Read More
Great Day Hikes to Get Off the Beaten Path
Over 1,100 miles (1770 km) of trails are available for hiking. However, there are dangers inherent in backcountry trips. Be prepared.Read More
Did You Know?
The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.