Commemorating 25 Years Since Reintroduction

On March 1, 1872, Yellowstone became the first national park for all to enjoy the unique hydrothermal and geologic wonders. During the month of March, the park is commemorating 25 years since the reintroduction of the wolf to the ecosystem. Read More

A black and dark gray wolf in snow

Gray Wolf

Gray wolves, restored in 1995, freely roam the park.

Wolves run along the pen fencing before they are released.

Live Broadcasts about Wolves

Every Tuesday in March at 11 am MT park biologists will conduct live broadcasts to commemorate the 25th anniversary.

Thomas Moran's painting of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River

Birth of a National Park

The wonders of Yellowstone were brought to life through the work of artists and explorers.

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On March 6, 2020, the Wapiti pack visited the Old Faithful area.


Experience Yellowstone

Though the park is closed at present, an amazing virtual experience awaits you here. Yellowstone is a seasonal park, so plan your visit by learning about the current conditions, operating seasons and hours, road conditions, lodging and eating options, and available activities.

View from the top of a building shows visitors standing in a wide arc around a steaming geyser.


Watch Old Faithful erupt or see the Upper Geyser Basin, Mount Washburn, Yellowstone Lake, and some of the park entrances.

Yellowstone's app running on a tablet

Digital Guide to Yellowstone

Geyser predictions, interactive maps, self-guided tours, current conditions, and more. Download the official, free app today!

Map of Norris Geyser Basin showing a brief description and image of Steamboat Geyser.

Virtual Tours

Virtual explore different parks of the park through interactive maps.


Understand Yellowstone

Yellowstone is as wondrous as it is complex. The park is at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, where nature and culture abound. Here are just a few highlights for you to learn about the park.

A lone wolf standing in a snowy field watches the photographer take its picture

Wolf Q & As

Watch the park's wolf biologist answer some questions about wolves in Yellowstone.

Two wolves running across a snow-covered ridge.

Gray Wolf Videos

From education videos to raw footage of wolves in the park, explore Yellowstone's collection of wolf films.

Grizzly bears and ravens feed on a carcass near a couple of ponds.

Cycles and Processes

Many animals migrate seasonally, following the new growth of grasses and other food sources.

A wolf runs along the chain-link fence of the reintroduction enclosure

Wolf Restoration

1995 marked the year wolves returned to Yellowstone. Learn more about this journey.

A bull elk bugling


Discover the natural wonder of Yellowstone, from the geology beneath the plant communities to the animals migrating through the ecosystem.


Preserve Yellowstone

The National Park Service works to preserve Yellowstone for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of all people. We are not alone in this endeavor-park partners, volunteers, and visitors all help. Learn how to get involved.

A group of bison cows and calves walking through a green meadow.

Bison Management

Review how the park maintains a wild, migratory bison population in a modern landscape.

Amber eyes of a black-colored wolf

Wolf Reports

Since 1995, the Yellowstone Wolf Project has produced annual reports.

A vehicle cuts and blows snow on a road

Spring Plowing

See what the park does to open the roads for spring.

Last updated: March 25, 2020

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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