Accessibility in the Lake Area

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Yellowstone Lake offers amazing sunsets from many different viewpoints along the scenic drive.

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Facilities

Fishing Bridge Visitor Center

The visitor center and store are scheduled to reopen in summer 2022 with improved accessibility.

If you use a mobility device or have difficultly walking, the Fishing Bridge Visitor Center has a beach wheelchair for strolling along the shore of Yellowstone Lake with your family or friends. The beach wheelchair is available for use during visitor center hours. No reservations are required. Ask a ranger for availability.

Medical Clinic (Lake Village)

Emergency: Dial 911. Designated accessible parking in rear.

Food Service

  • Lake Hotel Dining Room
    Accessible.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Deli
    Accessible.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria
    Accessible.

Stores

  • Fishing Bridge General Store
    Designated accessible parking. Accessible, including restrooms.
  • Fishing Bridge Gas and Service Station
    Staffed seasonally during daylight hours and have call buttons at the pumps.
  • Lake General Store
    Accessible. Accessible restrooms northeast of the general store.
  • Lake Hotel Gift Shop
    Accessible.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop
    Accessible.
  • Bridge Bay Marina Store
    Accessible from boat ramp area.

Lodging

  • Lake Hotel
    Designated accessible parking in front of Sandpiper Annex of hotel. Thirteen accessible rooms in the hotel and Sandpiper Annex. Five accessible cabins.
  • Lake Lodge Cabins
    Wheelchair users may require assistance (no curb cut) to access lodge and cafeteria. Ten accessible cabins.

Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay
    Three accessible sites (can be reserved). Accessible restrooms in Loop A of campground and the picnic area on the marina entrance road. Designated accessible parking at restrooms and at the Bridge Bay Marina Store. Amphitheater does not meet accessibility standards and visitors may require assistance; park next to the restroom in Loop D.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park
    Reopening summer 2022 with new, fully accessible RV sites (10), showers, family toilet/shower rooms, and laundry facilities.
  • Learn more about campgrounds in Yellowstone.

Learning About the Area

Ranger-led Programs

Offered at Fishing Bridge and Bridge Bay in the summer. The schedule is in the park newspaper, in the online calendar, and posted around the area.

What to See

Fishing Bridge

Designated accessible parking and wayside exhibits.

Natural Bridge

Park in pullout on main road just south of Bridge Bay Marina. This 2.5 mile (4 km), semi-paved trail has slopes up to 8%. Some areas have 5% cross slopes that can be avoided. The trail transitions to a rocky, natural surface where the first views of the natural bridge can be seen. Ask for current trail conditions at the Bridge Bay Marina or Fishing Bridge Visitor Center.

Mud Volcano

Designated accessible parking and accessible restrooms. The lower loop is accessible. Start at the northeast end of the parking area. At the boardwalk junction beyond the Mud Volcano, turn left and return to the parking area.

LeHardys Rapids

There are two pullouts. Park at the north end. The distance from the parking lot to views of the river is approximately 150 feet (46 m). The trail transitions from boardwalk to a level, natural surface. The southern end of the trail has stairs.

Accessibility Map

 
Map showing the location of services and the accessibility levels of trails.
Map depicting the accessibility options in Lake Village, Fishing Bridge, and Bridge Bay.

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Accessibility

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Accessibility around Mammoth Hot Springs

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Accessibility in the Norris Area

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Accessibility in the Old Faithful Area

Learn about the accessibility options in and around the Old Faithful area.

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Accessibility in Tower–Roosevelt Area

Learn about accessibility options in the Tower–Roosevelt area.

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Accessibility in the West Thumb Area

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

Last updated: April 7, 2022

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Yellowstone National Park , WY 82190-0168

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