We have a collection of webcams that provide views in and around Old Faithful, Mount Washburn, Mammoth Hot Springs, the North Entrance, and the West Entrance. If you can't come see the park in person, you can view the current conditions online.
View our webcam FAQs page or read the latest updates.
We sometimes experience problems with the webcams. Know that when a webcam goes offline, experiences a disruption in service or image quality, we are working to fix the problem.
Old Faithful Geyser Streaming Webcam
Watch a real-time video eruption of Old Faithful Geyser, wandering wildlife, and other geyser eruptions in the Upper Geyser Basin.
Old Faithful Geyser
Between November 7 and November 17, 2016, scientists will place sensors in the Old Faithful Geyser area to develop images of the area below the surface. The US Geological Survey also begins a new study on November 7, 2016. (More: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/webcam-updates.htm)
Old Faithful, named by members of the 1870 Washburn Expedition, was once called “Eternity’s Timepiece” because of the regularity of its eruptions. Despite the myth, this geyser has never erupted at exact hourly intervals, nor is it the largest or most regular geyser in Yellowstone. It does, however, erupt more frequently than any other of the large geysers.
This view of the Old Faithful Geyser is captured from a webcam inside the visitor education center. At this location, time is not measured by a clock, but by this geyser. Visitors make decisions on when to eat, take a tour, interact with exhibits or watch the visitor center film based on Old Faithful's next eruption.
Mount Washburn Fire Lookout - Northeast
At 10,243 feet, Mt. Washburn towers above Dunraven Pass between Tower Junction and Canyon Village. A fire lookout stationed at the summit provides a popular destination for day hikers, as well as housing for an employee who watches for and tracks fires throughout the summer. The webcam is located inside the living quarters on the top floor.
Mount Washburn Fire Lookout - South
This webcam on Mount Washburn captures a bird's-eye view of the park. During summer, the webcam is often re-positioned by the fire lookout, and smoke from wildfires burning in the park may be visible.
Mammoth Hot Springs - Travertine Terraces and Parade Ground
Yellowstone is a place of change, and this view highlights a place where change is constant and evident, the travertine terraces. The terraces are formed when water rises through limestone carrying high amounts of dissolved calcium carbonate. At the surface, carbon dioxide is released and the calcium carbonate is deposited, forming travertine, the chalky white rock of the terraces.
In the foreground of this view, you can also see the parade grounds for historic Fort Yellowstone. It was the focal point of daily life at the fort. Each day began early with a bugler sounding Reveille. Gradually, the fort came to life and another bugle call brought horse-mounted soldiers trotting onto the field for the flag-raising. Assignments were announced, and the troops headed out to patrol the Mammoth Hot Spring Terraces or other nearby attractions. Those remaining behind assumed the never-ending task of caring for the post's horses. At dusk, the bugler called all troopers back to the field for the lowering of the flag, and the day was concluded with a cannon firing from the top of Capitol Hill. Taps was played as lights winked out and quiet settled over the fort.
Mammoth Hot Springs - Officers' Row
When the U.S. Army was based in Fort Yellowstone, this is where the officers and their families were housed. It was a good duty station. Because of its good facilities, relaxed discipline, and interesting surroundings, Fort Yellowstone was considered a prized assignment by many officers and enlisted men. Protection of the park did not suffer. Soldiers were ordered to "conduct themselves in a courteous and polite, but firm and decided manner" when carrying out their duties. Today, these buildings make up the Albright Visitor Center, offices for park operations, and living quarters for employees.
The webcam faces south, so the view may appear washed out in the morning. The webcam points through two panes of historic glass of the old headquarters for the Corp of Engineers (circa 1903), and we've done our best to sharpen the view. As leaves drop during the fall and the trees remain bare all winter, the view of the buildings and their red roofs will be more noticeable.
North Entrance - Electric Peak
If you entered Yellowstone through the historic Roosevelt Arch, this view from the North Entrance station may look familiar to you. Morning views on this webcam are spectacular, and we anticipate the scene during the winter months to be amazing when the morning sun touches Electric Peak. Look for wildlife—elk, bison, and pronghorn can be seen grazing in the foreground. Occasionally you may see the top of oversize vehicles like RVs, tour buses, and delivery trucks as they stop at the entrance station.
North Entrance - Traffic and Roosevelt Arch
This webcam is on the North Entrance to the park at Gardiner, Montana. It shows traffic waiting to enter the park, and the Roosevelt Arch in the background.
The arch became known as the Roosevelt Arch because President Theodore Roosevelt, who happened to be vacationing in the park, spoke at the ceremony to lay the cornerstone in 1903. The plaque on the arch is inscribed with a phrase from the legislation that established Yellowstone National Park: "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people."
West Entrance - Traffic Waiting to Enter the Gate
This webcam is on the West Entrance to the park at West Yellowstone, Montana. It shows traffic waiting to enter the park.
West Entrance - Traffic Heading into the Park After Entry
This webcam is on the West Entrance to the park at West Yellowstone, Montana. It shows traffic heading into the park after passing through the gate.