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    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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Plan Your Visit

Visitors sit on a log overlooking a beautiful mountain range.
 
Are you dreaming of a Yellowstone adventure?

We want to help you plan your visit!

Get ready for grizzly bears and eagles. Geysers and mud pots. Forests and lakes. Historic cabins and prehistoric sites. Yellowstone offers countless opportunities for discovery and we hope you will have fun, make lifelong memories, and develop a deep connection to this special place.

Where to begin? This “Plan Your Visit” section has all kinds of helpful tips about things to do, places to go, eating and sleeping, and current conditions. Dig deeper for information about accessibility, directions, operating hours and seasons, fees, reservations, and permits, things to know before you come, and brochures. If you are planning a winter visit, the perfect place to start is with Visiting in Winter.

For additional information, download the Yellowstone National Park Trip Planner (pdf) and the Official Park Newspaper. You can also print information in ten different languages including 日本語 (Japanese), 中文 (Chinese), Español, Français, and Deutsch.

Visit the official online store for books, maps, and guides to the park. Operated by the nonprofit Yellowstone Association, store proceeds directly benefit Yellowstone National Park.

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

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.