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How much does it cost to enter Yellowstone?

Yellowstone Entrance Passes For private, non-commercial vehicles, a 7-day pass to Yellowstone National Park costs $35/vehicle and does not include entrance into nearby Grand Teton National Park. The latter park, home to the mighty Grand Teton and other rugged peaks, also charges $35/vehicle for entrance.

What is the best time of year to visit Yellowstone National Park?

The best times to visit Yellowstone National Park are from April to May and between September and October. These shoulder months offer mild weather and fewer crowds. July and August are the most popular months to visit: The kids are out of school, and the weather is warm enough to sleep outside.

Is Boondocking allowed in Yellowstone?

Yes, boondocking is allowed in Yellowstone National Park. However, boondocking is limited to just tent camping only, and only in specific areas of the park. Yellowstone also requires campers to obtain permits. These boondocking permits require advance reservations.

Where can I shower in Yellowstone?

In Yellowstone Park, public showers can be found at Grant Village Campground and Canyon Campground (Fishing Bridge RV Campground also has public showers but they are closed all of 2019 summer season for renovation).

Can you camp anywhere in Yellowstone National Park?

Yellowstone Camping Rules. Camping or overnight vehicle parking in pullouts, picnic areas, picnic grounds or any place other than a designated campground are not permitted and there are no overflow camping facilities.

Is there anywhere to swim in Yellowstone?

The first area you can swim in Yellowstone is at Boiling River near Mammoth. There’s a section of the Gardiner River where hot springs well up, and by adjusting the rocks you can mix the hot and cold water for a pleasant soak. The only other sanctioned swimming spot within the park is on the Firehole River.

What happens if you fall into Yellowstone hot spring?

Most hand and foot burns can be treated at local hospitals, but Sarles says one or two people a year suffer more extensive third-degree burns over their bodies after falling into thermal waters with temperatures of 180 degrees or higher.

Are there rattlesnakes in Yellowstone?

Prairie Rattlesnake Prairie rattlesnakes are the only dangerously venomous snakes in Yellowstone.

Are there snakes in Grand Teton?

Grand Teton National Park is home to an incredible variety of wildlife including several species of reptiles. There are only four species of reptiles in the park-one species of lizard, and three species of snakes. The most common reptile in the park is the wandering garter snake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans).

Can you get altitude sickness in Yellowstone?

Travelers who plan to explore Grand Teton, Yellowstone and Glacier national parks by car or hiking rather than by climbing ropes should not suffer from altitude sickness.