The world's first - and America's largest - National Park must be seen to be believed! Within its 2.2 million acres lie the greatest collection of geysers on this earth, the largest alpine lake in our nation, the colorful Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, thundering waterfalls higher than Niagara, petrified forests, trout-laden streams, and an endless array of native wildlife ranging from ground squirrels to grizzly bears. Yellowstone has more natural beauty than you can absorb in a lifetime.
The largest concentration of geysers in the world is in the Upper Geyser Basin including World Famous Old Faithful . Several of the more prominent geysers and hot springs are located here. You could easily spend an entire day exploring this unique complex of geothermal features. Old Faithful web cam - watch it live!
Yellowstone Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in the United States that is above 7,000 feet and is one of the largest such lakes in the world. Yellowstone Lake covers 136 square miles and is 20 miles long by 14 miles wide. It has 110 miles of shoreline. The lake is at least 320 feet deep in the West Thumb area and has an average depth of 140 feet. Situated at an elevation of 7,733 feet, the lake remains cold year-round, with an average temperature of 41 F.
It is an easy walking distance to the Diamond P Ranch from Yellowstone Park KOA. They offer trailrides for all levels of experience with some of the best guides in the industry. You can experience 1/2 day and full day trips along the Continental Divide in the beautiful Gallatin National Forest.
On August 17th, 1959 an earthquake near the Madison River triggered a massive landslide. The slide moved at 100 m.p.h. and in less than 1 minute, over 80 million tons of rock crashed into the narrow canyon, blocking the Madison River and forming Earthquake Lake. Visit Quake Lake online for more information.
Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has often been called the most beautiful national wildlife refuge in the United States. The rugged Centennial Mountains, rising more than 9,000 feet above the Centennial Valley wetlands, provide a dramatic backdrop for this extremely remote Refuge. The inherent solitude and suitable habitat has made this the perfect place for reviving declining populations of the majestic trumpeter swan.
Visit Red Rocks Lake online for more information.
If you visit the falls before noon, the rainbow will be there. It disappears in the afternoon. Mesa Falls Recreation Area has lots of things to do. You can simply enjoy the power and beauty of the falls and watch the osprey and eagles that frequent the area. The walkways make viewing safe for all.
Visit Mesa Falls online for more information.
Try your hands at catching Brook, Rainbow, Grayling, Cutthroat, Lake and Brown Trout. Some of the best fly fishing anywhere in the West located just outside of Yellowstone National Park.
A collection of grand buildings, built by the Union Pacific Railroad, is located in West Yellowstone, Montana. Now owned by the Town of West Yellowstone, these buildings have been stabilized and are in need of restoration and preservation. All of these buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, known as The Oregon Short Line Terminus Historic District. Having played host to millions of tourists, dignitaries and presidents, Yellowstone Historic Center has historical significance which cannot be overstated.
You'll see wildlife as you've never seen it, with an up close view of live grizzly bears and a pack of gray wolves. The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center's primary mission is to provide visitors to the Yellowstone area an opportunity to learn about, view and ultimately appreciate the grizzly bear and gray wolf. FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Just outside of Yellowstone National Park, the Hebgen Ranger District of the Gallatin National Forest offers 600 miles of trails for biking, hiking, bird watching … you name it. For more information on biking and hiking trails in the area, visit the Bozeman Convention and Visitors Bureau online. http://www.freeheelandwheel.com/
First class accommodations await you at the Yellowstone Park KOA. We were recognized in 1998 as the "KOA Franchise of the Year" for exceptional service to the camping public. We are very proud of our newly built indoor pool and spa. All campground roads have recently been paved and our sites can accommodate even the largest RV's. From June 4 through Labor Day we will have in operation our outdoor kitchen serving breakfast and western-style dinners. Typical KOA facilities like laundry, game room, playground, showers, propane and mini-golf course are also here at our campground. Our gift shop and convenience store is one of the best stocked in the KOA system. Consider doing your souvenir shopping with us and saving the 3% city sales tax. Montana is also one of the few states that does not have a general sales tax. Arrangements for bus tours, horseback riding, fishing and car rentals can also be made at the campground.
The "figure 8" roadway that leads through Yellowstone National Park has a top and bottom half. On the upper loop follow the Madison and Gibbon Rivers to Norris and enjoy the park's most active geyser basin. Then head to Mammoth Hot Springs and walk among its unique terraces, perhaps sharing the trail with grazing elk. And the Yellowstone River, the Lamar Valley and the awe-inspiring north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its spectacular Upper and Lower Falls.
This trip will lead you through Firehole Canyon to the Fountain Paint Pot, three geyser basins and the world's most famous geyser, Old Faithful. Cross the Continental Divide to gigantic Yellowstone Lake, Fishing Bridge and beautiful Hayden Valley on this, one of the most scenic drives in America, watch for buffalo, elk and bear on your way to the Artist Point view of the Lower Falls.
Reservations for full day bus tours into Yellowstone National Park pick up at our front door. We will assist you with reservations when you arrive at Yellowstone Park KOA. http://www.yellowstonenationalparktour.com/