Campfire Safety – West Yellowstone, MT & Yellowstone National Park

The hot, dry conditions in the Yellowstone region create the perfect environment for wildfires. In the United States, nearly nine out of 10 wildfires are caused by people not being careful. Help prevent these types of fires by learning to be careful and helping others do the same.

Please be aware that the Fire Danger in Yellowstone Park is Elevated and the area around West Yellowstone is Moderate.

Please follow these simple rules below for campfires.

Yellowstone National Park:

Celebrate the 4th of July in West Yellowstone Montana

Celebrate America's Independence with us in West Yellowstone Montana Monday, July 4th.

The day will be packed with plenty of family-friendly activities, culminating with the brilliant fireworks display.


Fire Department Benefit BBQ
11:00 AM—’Till Gone: Chamber Parking Lot/Dunbar Park
Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs: $5.00 per person

National Parks Centennial Photo Festival

Amateur and professional photographers will share their favorite images of the last one hundred years of U.S. National Parks, Thursday, July 7th at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7:00 PM.

The public is welcome to attend free of charge.

Photographer “Ground Rules”

Yellowstone Asks Visitors to Respect Wildlife & Be Bear Aware

National Park Service Calls on Visitors to Respect Wildlife and Safety Regulations

In recent weeks, visitors in the park have been engaging in inappropriate, dangerous, and illegal behavior with wildlife. These actions endanger people and have now resulted in the death of a newborn bison calf.

Celebrate Migratory Bird Day in West Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park and the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center will celebrate International Migratory Bird Day Saturday, May 14, with free public programs and a field trip.

A bird-watching car caravan is set for Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to noon inside the park. Those interested in participating should meet at the Madison Junction picnic area. Caravan riders are reminded they will need to pay the $30 park entrance fee.