• An aerial view of Old Faithful erupting taken from Observation Point with the Old Faithful Inn to the side.

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

Fees, Reservations, & Permits

Whether you are coming to Yellowstone on vacation or traveling for business, let us help you figure out your fees and any special permissions you may need based on your planned activities. Learn more about:

Your Fees Benefit the Park

The fees you pay when visiting Yellowstone make a difference! We participate in the Congressionally-authorized Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act. Under this program, parks keep 80% of all fees collected and use that money to fund important projects that improve visitor services and protect resources. Here in Yellowstone, your fees allow us to spend approximately $4 million per year on local projects like:

  • road overlays, patching, chipseal, drainage, and erosion control
  • improved accessibility for people with disabilities
  • increased monitoring and mitigation of park resources
  • campground upgrades
  • rehabilitation of park structures
  • utility systems repairs

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.