• A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone

    National Park ID,MT,WY

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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?

Bear Cubs

Even though the animals of Yellowstone seem tame they are still wild. Feeding the animals is not permitted in any way, and all visitors must keep 100 yards away from wolves and bears, and 25 yards from other animals.