The World's First National Park

On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic features. Within Yellowstone's 2.2 million acres, visitors have unparalleled opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, explore geothermal areas that contain about half the world’s active geysers, and view geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

Yellowstone National Park entrance sign with double rainbow

Current Conditions

What you need to know before arriving in Yellowstone.

The milky way in the night sky rises above a lighted building, surrounded by tall trees.

Operating Hours

Wondering what will be open during your next trip? It's all covered here!

A truck drives on a layer of snow on a paved road with a snow-covered mountain in the background.

Park Roads

Current information about road conditions, delays, and closures.

A man and a woman sit by a campfire in a campsite and drink coffee.

Camp in a Campground

Nothing compares to sleeping under the stars! Most park campgrounds are reserved and full far in advance—plan ahead for a successful visit!

A large brown lodge is light under an evening sky.

Stay in a Lodge

There are multiple lodging options that cater to different needs in Yellowstone. Be sure to make reservations early!

A line of hikers climb a steep, snow-covered hill with a bare, grass-covered mountain behind.

Springing Into a New Season

Spring in Yellowstone may be different than you expected. Check the weather and see what services are open before packing those jorts.

A bull elk with large antlers peers through a gap in evergreen trees towards the camera.

View Wildlife Safely

A visit to Yellowstone is a bucket list item. Make it the trip of a lifetime by keeping yourself, and the wildlife you may encounter, safe.

A large stone arch, Roosevelt Arch, stands in the foreground of a snow-capped mountain.

State of the Park

Discover what we've accomplished in the last two years under the guidance of our strategic priorities.

A swollen, brown river runs through a pine forest in a valley.

Yellowstone Flood: Looking Ahead

Most of the park roadways and facilities have reopened after the flood event that took place on June 12, 2022. Here's what you need to know.

Smart phones showing NPS app home screen

Download the Official NPS App

One app puts every park at your fingertips. Experience Yellowstone like never before!

View from the top of a building shows a steaming geyser.


Can't make it to the park? No problem. Take in the sights wherever you are!

Stay 25 yards from bison, elk, and other wildlife, and 100 yards from wolves and bears.
Enjoy watching Yellowstone's animals but STAY SAFE. They are WILD and DANGEROUS. Know your distance.

Last updated: October 31, 2022

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park , WY 82190-0168



Contact Us

Stay Connected