Picnicking

A group of visitors eating at a picnic table
Picnicking at Mammoth Hot Springs in the historic Fort Yellowstone district.

NPS / Neal Herbert

 

Visitors are welcome to use picnic areas throughout the park. Numbers on the map indicate locations that correspond to listings in the table below. Look for signs along roadways that indicate each picnic area.

  • Each picnic area has tables, and most have vault toilets. Overnight camping is not allowed in any picnic area in the park.
  • Camping stoves and self-contained charcoal grills may be used to prepare food at any picnic area. Wood campfires are allowed only in picnic areas with designated fire grates.
  • Madison is the only picnic area that offers an available source of potable water.
 
Picnic map
Picnic areas around the park. Click on a number to see the name, number of fire grates and tables, and if a restroom is located nearby. Then either scroll back up the page to the map or use your back arrow.
Madison River  Madison Junction  Firehole River  Nez Perce  Whiskey Flat  East Lot  Spring Creek  DeLacy Creek  East Divide  Lewis Lake  Cave Falls  Snake River  Grant Village  West Thumb  Hard Road to Travel  Fisherman's Access  Pumice Point  Spruce-Fir Exhibit  Sand Point  Gull Point  Bridge Bay  Lake Village  Fishing Bridge  Steamboat Point  Sedge Bay  Sylvan Lake  Eleanor Lake  LeHardy  Cascade  Nez Perce Ford  Otter Creek  Chittenden Bridge/Wapiti Lake  Cascade  Dunraven Road  Yellowstone River  Soda Butte  Warm Creek  Lava Creek  Albright  Mammoth  45th Parallel/Gardner River  Arch Park  Sheepeater Cliff  Apollinaris Spring  Beaver Lake  Norris Meadows  Virginia Cascade  Gibbon Meadows  Caldera Rim  Iron Spring  Gibbon Falls  Tuff Cliff
 
  • Campfires are allowed only in picnic areas with fire grates.
  • Camp stoves (liquid or gas) and self-contained charcoal grills may be used for food preparation at all locations.
  • Do not feed any wild animals,including birds. It is unhealthy,and encourages aggressive behavior that may require management action.
  • All food, trash, coolers and cooking tools must be kept secure in a bear-proof container unless in immediate use.
  • Overnight camping is not allowed in any picnic area.
 
Number Name Tables Toilets Fire Grates
1 Madison River 8 Yes*
2 Madison Junction 14 Yes*
3 Firehole River 12 Yes
4 Nez Perce 12 Yes* 3
5 Whiskey Flat 12 + 1* Yes* 1
6 East Lot 6 + 1* Yes*
7 Spring Creek 10 Yes* 2
8 DeLacy Creek 9 Yes
9 East Divide 14 Yes*
10 Lewis Lake 9 Yes*
11 Cave Falls 4 Yes*
12 Snake River 15 Yes* 8
13 Grant Village 17 Yes 12
14 West Thumb 5 Yes*
15 Hard Road to Travel 3 No
16 Fisherman's Access 3 Yes
17 Pumice Point 2 No
18 Spruce-Fir Exhibit 4 No
19 Sand Point 18 Yes
20 Gull Point 21 Yes*
21 Bridge Bay 23 Yes* 3
22 Lake Village 2 No
23 Fishing Bridge 11 No
24 Steamboat Point 2 Yes*
25 Sedge Bay 3 Yes*
26 Sylvan Lake 8 Yes*
27 Eleanor Lake 2 No
28 LeHardy 6 No
29 Cascade 6 Yes*
30 Nez Perce Ford 17 Yes*
31 Otter Creek 8 No
32 Chittenden Bridge/Wapiti Lake 4 No
33 Cascade 16 Yes 5
34 Dunraven Road 12 Yes
35 Yellowstone River 8 Yes
36 Soda Butte 6 + 1* Yes*
37 Warm Creek 7 Yes*
38 Lava Creek 5 Yes
39 Albright 4 nearby*
40 Mammoth 9 nearby*
41 Gardner River; 3 across road
near picnic area.*
42 Arch Park 7 nearby* 1
43 Sheepeater Cliff 4 + 1* Yes
44 Apollinaris Spring 6 Yes
45 Beaver Lake 9 Yes
46 Norris Meadows 9 Yes 2
47 Virginia Cascade 6 Yes*
48 Gibbon Meadows 9 Yes*
49 Caldera Rim 3 Yes*
50 Iron Spring 5 Yes*
51 Gibbon Falls 7 Yes
52 Tuff Cliff 3 Yes*
* = Accessible
 

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