Does a Secret Yellowstone Basketball Court Exist?

Yes. If you think your local gym’s court is cool, think again. To begin with, the Yellowstone basketball court is nestled in the heart of Yellowstone National Park – one of America’s finest parks. You might be thinking the Yellowstone basketball court is outdoors in this serene setting, but it’s not. The court is inside… Read More »

Yellowstone Lake Backcountry Campsites

Yellowstone Lake Backcountry Campsites Camp # Cap Stock Campsite Name Notes* 5E2 12 0 Terrace Point B 5E3 12 0 Brimstone Point T/B 5E4 12 25 Brimstone Bay T/B 5E6 12 0 Columbine Meadow North T/B  1 night limit 5E7 12 0 Meadow Creek T Closed 4/1-7/14 5E8 12 0 Park Point South T/B Clsd… Read More »

Visitor Centers

Yellowstone has several National Park Service operated visitor facilities throughout the park. Exhibits cover a wide range of natural and cultural history subjects. Select a link below to find out about facilities associated with that park area and their functions. Albright Visitor Center & Museum The Albright Visitor Center and Museum—open seven days a week—was built… Read More »


Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry is a diverse area with hundreds of miles of trails, vast forests, wild rivers, remote mountains, abundant wildlife, and a variety of geysers and hot springs. It can provide a unique and enjoyable experience if you are prepared to deal with situations you may encounter while on the trail. The information… Read More »

Roads & Bridges

Roads North Entrance to Mammoth Mammoth to Tower Junction Tower Junction to Northeast Entrance Tower Junction to Canyon Junction Canyon Junction to Fishing Bridge Junction Fishing Bridge Junction to East Entrance Fishing Bridge Junction to West Thumb West Thumb to South Entrance West Thumb to Old Faithful Old Faithful to Madison Junction Madison Junction to… Read More »

Backcountry Campsites

Yellowstone has a designated backcountry campsite system, and a Backcountry Use Permit is required for all overnight stays. Each designated campsite has a maximum limit for the number of people and stock allowed per night. The maximum stay per campsite varies from 1 to 3 nights per trip. Campfires are permitted only in established fire… Read More »


In addition to the roads in a National Park, the buildings are the most visible manifestation of humans and their impact on the surroundings.  In Yellowstone, that is not any different.  As of January, 2010, there are 1,931 +/- buildings in the park.  That includes everything from the old log Mail Carrier’s Cabin across from… Read More »

Backcountry Patrol Cabins

The U.S. Army constructed backcountry cabins and snowshoe cabins to provide facilities for troops patrolling for poachers. Typically these were about 16 miles apart-a day’s travel. The four backcountry cabins surviving from this period are still used by the National Park Service for backcountry patrols (visitor safety, law enforcement, poaching), to temporarily house researchers, and… Read More »

Dormitories employee support buildings

Concession Employee Housing The vast majority of people who work for concessionaires in the park are housed in dorms (some bring their own RV and stay in one of the employee RV areas).  The following is a listing of many of the major employee housing and support facilities throughout the park.  Most are shown on… Read More »