On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal wonders. Today, millions of people come here each year to camp, hike, and enjoy the majesty of the park.
Plan Your Visit
Yellowstone is seasonal. Plan your visit by learning about current conditions, seasons, road conditions, services, activities, and more.
Learn About the Park
Yellowstone is as wondrous as it is complex. The park is at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where nature and culture abound.
Yellowstone's hydrothermal systems are the visible expression of the immense Yellowstone volcano.
Wildflowers can grow under the forest canopy, but the most conspicuous displays occur in open meadows and sagebrush-steppe.
Associated Tribes of Yellowstone
26 tribes have ties to the area and resources now found within Yellowstone National Park.
Using Radio Collars to Study Wildlife
Radio-collaring wildlife in Yellowstone is an important method to collect all kinds of data.
Preserving Cultural Resources
Cultural landscapes are settings that human beings have created in the natural world.
Learn how partners help support our efforts to preserve and protect the park's spectacular natural and cultural features.
Last updated: April 30, 2019