• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, and Bridge Bay Accessible Features

Fishing Bridge, Lake Village, Bridge Bay

Wheelchairs - Wheelchairs can be rented at the Lake Medical Clinic for a $300 deposit and $10 per day. Wheelchairs are available for loan at Lake Hotel for visitors lodging there or at the Lake Lodge. The deposit is refunded when the wheelchair is returned.

Fishing Bridge Visitor Center - Entrance, information desk, and some exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

Medical Clinic (Lake Village) - Wheel-chair accessible; parking in rear.

Rest Rooms -

  • Fishing Bridge: General store; east side of the visitor center parking area, wheelchair users may require assistance.
  • Lake Village: Right of the general store; in Lake Hotel; Lake Lodge, wheelchair users may require assistance (no curb cut).
  • Bridge Bay: (Loop A) of campground; picnic area on Marina entrance road.

Designated Accessible Parking -

  • Fishing Bridge: General store; east side of the visitor center parking area.
  • Lake: In front of Sandpiper Annex of the hotel.
  • Bridge Bay: At rest rooms only.

Food Service -

  • Lake Hotel: Dining Room
  • Lake Lodge: Cafeteria, wheelchair users may require assistance (no curb cut)

Stores -

  • Fishing Bridge: General store, bookstore in visitor center.
  • Lake: General store, hotel gift shop.
  • Bridge Bay: Marina store from boat ramp area.

Lodging -

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel: Five accessible rooms in annex and five accessible cabins.

Campgrounds -


LEARNING ABOUT THE AREA

Ranger-led Programs
Offered at Fishing Bridge and Bridge Bay in the summer. The schedule is in the park newspaper, Yellowstone Today, on the web, and posted around the area. Visitors attending programs at Bridge Bay amphitheater may require assistance; park next to the restroom in D Loop. Fishing Bridge amphitheater is wheelchair-accessible; park on the east side of the parking lot.


WHAT TO SEE

Fishing Bridge
This historic bridge spans the Yellowstone River and a cutthroat trout spawning area. Wheelchair users may require assistance because the surface is rough and narrow.

Natural Bridge
Park in pullout on main road just south of bridge over Bridge Bay. This 3 mile (5 km) bike trail culminates at a natural bridge. For current trail conditions, ask at the marina or Fishing Bridge Visitor Center. Trail is on uneven ground; wheelchair users may require assistance.

Lake Butte
Beautiful views of Yellowstone Lake and surrounding areas; famous for sunsets. Spur road begins 10 miles east of Fishing Bridge.
Wheelchair users may require assistance.

LeHardy Rapids
(between Canyon and Fishing Bridge) - The trail from the north parking lot is accessible and marked. No parking is designated.

Mud Volcano
Six miles (10 km) north of Fishing Bridge. Acidic, muddy pools fill the air with steam and pungent odors. Designated accessible parking and wheelchair-accessible restrooms. The lower loop is wheelchair-accessible. Start at the far right end of the parking area. At the boardwalk junction beyond the Mud Volcano, turn left and return to the parking area.

Obtain a guide for 50¢ at the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center or at the trail entrance; includes a map and descriptions of the features.


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.