• 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

Things To Know Before You Come

Whirligig Geyser begins to erupt amidst the orange-yellow iron oxide deposits surrounding it in Porcelain Basin.
Whirligig Geyser begins to erupt amidst the orange-yellow iron oxide deposits surrounding it in Porcelain Basin.
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Roads & Seasonal Information
Road construction occurs every summer in Yellowstone. Please refer to our Road Construction Delays and Closures page for more information. If you are planning to visit between October and April be aware that most park roads are closed to wheeled vehicles during this snowy time of year. Refer to Operating Hours and Seasons for details.

A Seasonal Opening and Closing Dates for Facilities page is also available.
 
 

Guns In Parks
A new law regarding firearms in National Parks is in effect as of Feb. 22, 2010- See Laws & Policies for more information.

Did You Know?

Seventh Cavalry Ensignia Pin.

Prior to the establishment of the National Park Service, the U.S. Army protected Yellowstone between 1886 and 1918. Fort Yellowstone was established at Mammoth Hot Springs for that purpose.