West Thumb Information Station

A small wooden cabin-like building sits in a forested area.
A visitor strolls into the West Thumb Information Station.

NPS/Diane Renkin

A small facility at the start of the West Thumb Geyser Basin boardwalks, where you can visit with a park ranger and gather park information, shop for souvenirs in the park store, and join a ranger program.

Built in 1925, with the open breezeway enclosed in 1966, the West Thumb Information Station is an excellent example of historic architecture associated with ranger stations in Yellowstone National Park.



Visitor Services

  • Rangers who can assist with park information and guidance.
  • Book and souvenir shopping available in the Yellowstone Forever bookstore.

Additional West Thumb Area Information

Visitors stand on boardwalk and gaze into a deep, blue pool rimmed in yellow and orange.
West Thumb Geyser Basin

Learn more about this geyser basin on the edge of Yellowstone Lake.

Visitors walking along the West Thumb Geyser Basin boardwalk.
West Thumb and Grant Hikes

Hikes in the south part of the park reward hikers with spectacular lake views.

People enjoying the views at the West Thumb Geyser Basin.
West Thumb, Grant, and the South

Watch boiling hot springs on the shore of Yellowstone Lake.

Visitors walk along a boardwalk between hydrothermal features and a lakeshore.
Accessibility in the West Thumb Area

Learn about accessibility options in the West Thumb, Grant Village, and southern part of the park.

A park ranger speaks to visitors facing an erupting geyser from a crowded boardwalk
Participate in a Ranger Program

Join a park ranger to further your understanding about this special place.

Become a junior ranger of Yellowstone National Park.
Become a Junior Ranger

Now available to download for completing at home, this is a great way to experience Yellowstone National Park for you and your family.

Visitors stopping by Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum
Visitor Centers

Step inside a visitor center and explore the exhibits and interpretive offerings, or talk to a ranger.

Last updated: January 24, 2024

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PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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