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Lewis Lake Campground Opens
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Approximately 80 of the campground’s sites on loops A, B and C are open to visitors. Most the additional five sites located on the walk-in loop are still underwater and will remain closed until approximately the first week of August.
Campers are advised to bring their own drinking water or method for treating water as no drinking water will be available until the beginning of next week. Faucets will be properly signed until water becomes available.
The Lewis Lake Ranger Station will also open sometime during the beginning of next week to provide visitor assistance and issue boating and fishing permits. Until then, permits can still be obtained at ranger stations at the South Entrance, Grant Village or Bridge Bay.
The Lewis Lake facility has a limited number of RV sites which can accommodate vehicles up to 25 feet long. There are no generators permitted or other electrical facilities available. Vault toilets are also available.
Because of the recent snowmelt, campers may experience some wet and muddy conditions in the campground for several more weeks.
For more camping information visit http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/index.htm
For 24-hour updated road information, call 307-344-2117.
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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.