• Steam rises off of the colorful Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces. Photo courtesy Jacob W. Frank


    National Park ID,MT,WY


Photo copyright J. Fleming
Cutthroat trout
Fishing has been a major form of visitor recreation for more than a century and harvesting by humans stretches back several millennia. It is this long-standing tradition and integration with the parks' cultural significance that allows the practice of recreational fishing to continue in Yellowstone National Park today. In some cases, it also contributes to the National Park Service goal of preserving native species. The biological significance of fish to ecosystems makes them an ongoing subject of study and concern.

Additional Resources

Fishing and Fisheries Science

Did You Know?