Intro to Rules and Regulations

Yellowstone is a wilderness filled with natural wonders that are also potential hazards at times. There is no guarantee of your safety. Regulations are strictly enforced to protect you and the park’s wonders.

There are many rules and regulations in Yellowstone.  The following links outline official visitor guidelines as approved by the National Park Service.  Choose a topic to learn more.

Situations to Avoid
Safety in Thermal Areas
Minimizing Your Impact
Wildlife Regulations
Bear Encounters
Fishing Regulations
Winter Use
Backcountry Permits
Picnic Areas