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    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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Picnicking

Visitors are welcome to use picnic areas throughout the park. Numbers on the map indicate locations that correspond to listings in a chart on the reverse side. Look for signs along roadways that indicate each picnic area.

  • Each picnic area has tables, and most have vault toilets. Overnight camping is not allowed in any picnic area in the park.
  • Camping stoves and self-contained charcoal grills may be used to prepare food at any picnic area. Wood campfires are allowed only in picnic areas with designated fire grates.
  • Madison is the only picnic area that offers an available source of potable water.
 
Picnic map Madison River  Madison Junction  Firehole River  Nez Perce  Whiskey Flat  East Lot  Spring Creek  DeLacy Creek  East Divide  Lewis Lake  Cave Falls  Snake River  Grant Village  West Thumb  Hard Road to Travel  Fisherman's Access  Pumice Point  Spruce-Fir Exhibit  Sand Point  Gull Point  Bridge Bay  Lake Village  Fishing Bridge  Steamboat Point  Sedge Bay  Sylvan Lake  Eleanor Lake  LeHardy  Cascade  Nez Perce Ford  Otter Creek  Chittenden Bridge/Wapiti Lake  Cascade  Dunraven Road  Yellowstone River  Soda Butte  Warm Creek  Lava Creek  Albright  Mammoth  45th Parallel/Gardner River  Arch Park  Sheepeater Cliff  Apollinaris Spring  Beaver Lake  Norris Meadows  Virginia Cascade  Gibbon Meadows  Caldera Rim  Iron Spring  Gibbon Falls  Tuff Cliff
Picnic areas around the park. Click on a number to see the name, number of fire grates and tables, and if a restroom is located nearby. Then either scroll back up the page to the map or use your back arrow.
 
  • Campfires are allowed only in picnic areas with fire grates.
  • Camp stoves (liquid or gas) and self-contained charcoal grills may be used for food preparation at all locations.
  • Do not feed any wild animals,including birds. It is unhealthy,and encourages aggressive behavior that may require management action.
  • All food, trash, coolers and cooking tools must be kept secure in a bear-proof container unless in immediate use.
  • Overnight camping is not allowed in any picnic area.
 
# Name Fire Grates Tables Restrooms
1 Madison River 8 1*
2 Madison Junction 14 1
3 Firehole River 12 1
4 Nez Perce 3 12 1*
5 Whiskey Flat 1 12 + 1* 1*
6 East Lot 6 + 1* 1*
7 Spring Creek 2 10 1*
8 DeLacy Creek 9 1
9 East Divide 14 1*
10 Lewis Lake 9 2*
11 Cave Falls 4 2*
12 Snake River 8 15 1*
13 Grant Village 12 17 1
14 West Thumb 5 1*
15 Hard Road to Travel 3
16 Fisherman's Access 3 2
17 Pumice Point 2
18 Spruce-Fir Exhibit 4
19 Sand Point 18 4
20 Gull Point 21 1*
21 Bridge Bay 3 23 1*
22 Lake Village 2
23 Fishing Bridge 11
24 Steamboat Point 2 1*
25 Sedge Bay 3 1*
26 Sylvan Lake 8 1*
27 Eleanor Lake 2
28 LeHardy 6
29 Cascade 6 1*
30 Nez Perce Ford 17 1*
31 Otter Creek 8
32 Chittenden Bridge/Wapiti Lake 4
33 Cascade 5 16 1
34 Dunraven Road 12 1
35 Yellowstone River 9 1*
36 Soda Butte 3 + 1* 1*
37 Warm Creek 7 1*
38 Lava Creek 5 1*
39 Albright 4 nearby*
40 Mammoth 4 nearby*
41 45th Parallel/Gardner River 2 nearby*
42 Arch Park 1 7 nearby*
43 Sheepeater Cliff 5 1*
44 Apollinaris Spring 6 2
45 Beaver Lake 9 1*
46 Norris Meadows 4 16 1*
47 Virginia Cascade 6 1*
48 Gibbon Meadows 9 2*
49 Caldera Rim 3 1*
50 Iron Spring 5 1*
51 Gibbon Falls 7 0
52 Tuff Cliff 3 1*

Did You Know?

Yellowstone Wolf.

There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.