Picnicking

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

NPS / Neal Herbert

 

Planning on a picnic? Yellowstone offers a number of picnic areas throughout the park. Each picnic area has tables and most have primitive toilets (meaning there's no running water). Madison is the only picnic area that offers potable water. As you prepare and enjoy your meal, protect the park by following these regulations:

  • Never feed wild animals, including birds and squirrels. Animals that become dependent on human food may become aggressive toward people and have to be killed.
  • When not in use store all food, garbage, or smelly items in your vehicle so that animals cannot access them.
  • Camping stoves and self-contained charcoal grills may be used to prepare food in picnic areas. Campfires are allowed only in picnic areas with fire grates (see list below)
  • Overnight camping is not allowed in picnic areas.
 
 

Picnic Area Details

Albright: 4 tables, accessible toilet nearby.
Apollinaris Spring: 6 tables, toilet.
Arch Park: 5 tables, 1 fire grate, accessible toilet nearby.
Beaver Lake: 9 tables, toilet.
Bridge Bay: 23 tables (one accessible), 3 fire grates, toilet.
Caldera Rim: 3 tables, accessible toilet.
Cascade: 6 tables, accessible toilet
Cascade Lake: 16 tables (one accessible), 5 fire grates, accessible toilet.
Cave Falls: 4 tables, accessible toilet.
Chittenden Bridge/Wapiti Lake: 6 tables, toilet.
DeLacy Creek: 10 tables, toilet.
Dunraven Road: 12 tables, toilet.
Eleanor Lake: 2 tables, toilet.
East Divide: 14 tables, toilet.
East Lot: 13 tables (one accessible), toilet.
Firehole River: 12 tables, accessible toilet.
Fisherman's Access (Angler's Bluff): 5 tables, toilet.
Fishing Bridge: 11 tables, toilet nearby.
Gardner River: 3 tables (one accessible), accessible toilet across road from picnic area.
Gibbon Falls: 7 tables, accessible toilet.
Gibbon Meadows: 10 tables, accessible toilet.
Gull Point: 21 tables, toilet.
Grant Village: 16 tables (one accessible), 11 fire grates, accessible toilet.
Hard Road to Travel: 5 tables, accessible toilet.
Iron Spring: 5 tables, accessible toilet.
Lake Village: 4 tables, no toilet.
Lava Creek: 5 tables, toilet.
LeHardy: 7 tables, toilet.
Lewis Lake: 9 tables, toilet.
Madison River: 9 tables, toilet.
Madison Junction: 14 tables, 1 accessible toilet, 3 fire grates.
Mammoth: 9 tables, accessible toilet nearby.
Nez Perce: 13 tables, 3 fire grates, accessible toilet.
Nez Perce Ford: 20 tables, toilet.
Norris Meadows: 9 tables, 2 fire grates, toilet.
Otter Creek: 8 tables (two accessible), no toilet.
Pumice Point: 2 tables, no toilet.
Sand Point: 16 tables, toilet.
Sedge Bay: 3 tables, toilet.
Sheepeater Cliff: 5 tables (one accessible), toilet.
Snake River: 15 tables, 8 fire grates, accessible toilet.
Soda Butte: 7 tables (one accessible), accessible toilet.
Spring Creek: 9 tables, 2 fire grates, toilet.
Spruce-Fir Exhibit: 3 tables, accessible toilet.
Steamboat Point: 4 tables, toilet.
Sylvan Lake: 8 tables, toilet.
Tuff Cliff: 3 tables, accessible toilet.
Virginia Cascade: 10 tables, accessible toilet.
Warm Creek: 7 tables, accessible toilet.
West Thumb: 7 tables (two accessible), accessible toilet.
Whiskey Flat: 18 tables (one accessible), 4 fire grates, accessible toilet.
Yellowstone River: 8 tables, toilet.

 

Last updated: November 23, 2018

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