Eating & Sleeping

With nine lodges (which includes both hotel and cabin accommodations), twelve campgrounds, and hundreds of backcountry campsites, Yellowstone National Park has a variety of options for staying overnight in the park. There are modern hotel rooms, rustic cabins, RV and tent campground sites, and primitive backcountry campsites. Five campgrounds take reservations, while seven campgrounds are strictly first-come, first-served. All reservations are made through Yellowstone National Park Lodges.

When the time comes to eat, there are several options as well within the park. Restaurants and cafeterias are located near lodges, as are general stores for those looking to purchase groceries or snacks. In addition, there are 52 picnic areas spread all across the park. Remember, guard your food at all times to prevent any wildlife from becoming food–habituated.

 
A large, A-frame-style log lodge rises above surrounding conifer trees.

Stay in a Lodge or Cabin

Pick a lodge or cabin that's right for you and make a reservation early!

Four people sitting in campsite in front of a fire laughing and smiling.

Camp in a Campground

Plan a night in one of twelve park campgrounds.

Hikers crossing a creek via a cable suspension bridge.

Camp in the Backcountry

Enjoy the solitude of more than 300 backcountry campsites.

People sitting around tables in a large dining hall and eating.

Eat in a Restaurant

Learn about food options in the park, from snack shops to fine dining.

A family sits around a picnic table and enjoys a meal together.

Have a Picnic

Unpack your basket at 52 picnic areas throughout the park.

Two girls stand in front of a large Yellowstone National Park sign while their dad photographs them

Plan Your Visit

Yellowstone is seasonal. Plan your visit by learning about current conditions, seasons, road conditions, services, activities, and more.

Last updated: August 29, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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