Things to Do
Our Things to Do Page features links and information that tell people about activities available to them in the park through all seasons. If you want to learn more about natural or historical points of interest, or learn about fishing, hiking, or picnicking opportunities, visit this page. It will tell you of those opportunities along with many others.
Lodging inside and outside the park is discussed here.
Learn about our eight visitor contact stations and museums. There is also a link to our new Online Old Faithful Visitor Education Center page.
Services in the Park
If you know the areas you are going to visit you can get your services information by area. If you want more general information about a specific type of service, the information is also sorted by service type. Topics covered include bookstores, general stores, camping, lodging, dining, gas stations, and medical services.
Rules and Regulations
If you have questions about what you are and are not allowed to do while visiting Yellowstone this section will provide you with the answers to most of your questions.
Operating Hours and Seasons
This page lists Road Opening and Closing, as well as Road Construction information including a link to weekly construction updates. Yellowstone closes it's East, South and West Entrances during the winter. You will want to check here for dates the park is open before planning your visit. The North Entrance (Gardiner, Montana) is open year round to wheeled vehicles, but snow tires and/or chains may be required in winter. The Northeast Entrance to Silver Gate / Cooke City, Montana is open year round, but travel east of Cooke City is Not Possible during the winter season.
The weather in Yellowstone is highly variable and any trip here should be planned with all weather possibilities in mind.
Accessibility for the Disabled
The pamphlet Visitor Guide to Accessible Features in Yellowstone National Park is available free of charge at all visitor centers in the park. For more information, write to: Park Accessibility Coordinator; P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168.
Facilities Opening and Closing Dates
Opening and Closing Dates for Lodges, Campgrounds, Service Stations, and other facilities in the park.
Four-season Guide to Travel in Yellowstone
Information regarding typical road opening and closing dates for wheeled-vehicles can be found here along with advice on how to travel in Yellowstone in each of the seasons.
Links to area Chambers of Commerce are included where they exist. For those communities without web sites, addresses and phone numbers are provided. This is a good way to find out about services in our neighboring communities.
Information regarding nearby parks, national forests, and wildlife refuges, is provided through this link. If you are looking for other things to see and do while in the area many of the possibilities are covered here.
It is impossible for our visitor center and wayside exhibits to tell the whole story of the Greater Yellowstone Area. We have nearby museums who help us tell that story. Be sure to visit at least one nearby museum each time you visit.