Eating & Sleeping

With nine lodges, twelve campgrounds, and hundreds of backcountry campsites, Yellowstone National Park has a variety of options for staying overnight in the park. There are modern hotel rooms, rustic cabins, RV and tent campground sites, and primitive backcountry campsites. Five campgrounds take reservations, while seven campgrounds are strictly first-come, first-served. All reservations are made through Yellowstone National Park Lodges.

When the time comes to eat, there are several options as well within the park. Restaurants and cafeterias are located near lodges, as are general stores for those looking to purchase groceries or snacks. In addition, there are 52 picnic areas spread all across the park. Remember, guard your food at all times to prevent any wildlife from becoming food habituated.

A view of the historic Lake Hotel.


Plan ahead and reserve a room in one of our many lodges.

Photo of girl roasting marshmallow


Plan a night in one of our twelve campgrounds.

Hikers crossing Boundary Creek

Backcountry Camping

Enjoy the solitude of more than 300 backcountry campsites.

A view of the dining room at the Old Faithful Inn


Where to grab a bite: from snack shops to fine dining.

A family enjoys a picnic in Yellowstone


Unpack your basket at 52 picnic areas throughout the park.

Last updated: June 12, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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