National Park

Yellowstone Dog Policy

Yellowstone National Park is Not Dog Friendly

Trails
Dogs Not Allowed
[]
Campground
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []
Roads
Dogs Allowed
with 6' Leash []

Situated on the Yellowstone Caldera, the park has an expansive network of geothermal areas including boiling mud pots, vividly colored hot springs such as Grand Prismatic Spring, and regularly erupting geysers, the best-known being Old Faithful. The yellow-hued Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River contains several high waterfalls, and four mountain ranges traverse the park. More than 60 mammal species including timber wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, lynxes, bison, and elk make this park one of the best wildlife viewing spots in the country.[1]

Yellowstone National Park is not a very dog-friendly national park. Dogs are not allowed on any trails, and in the most attractive areas of the park. Dogs are allowed along roads and in the campgrounds, however. Dogs may not be left unattended except in some campgrounds in RVs.

Bringing a dog to Yellowstone typically means missing out on most of the park, unless you have multiple people, and can have someone stay behind to watch your dog.

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Website
https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm
Pet Policy Details
https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/pets.htm
Area
3468 mi2
Annual Visitors
3,806,306

Trail Policy

Dogs are not allowed on trails, boardwalks, or in the backcountry.

Campground Policy

Dogs are allowed at front-country campgrounds on a leash no longer than 6'. Dogs can be left unattended in RVs as long as they're quiet. Dogs cannot be left unattended in tents.

In addition to the the campgrounds in the table below that are reservable on recreation.gov, Yellowstone has the following campgrounds that allow dogs:

Campground Dogs Allowed? # Dog Friendly Sites Equipment
Indian Creek Campground (Yellowstone) Yes 73 Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Lewis Lake Campground Yes 84 Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Mammoth Campground (Yellowstone) Yes 86 Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Pebble Creek Campground Yes 27 Car, Caravan/Camper Van, Fifth Wheel, Pickup Camper, Pop Up, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Slough Creek Campground Yes 16 Caravan/Camper Van, Pickup Camper, RV, Tent, Trailer, Vehicle Reservations/Info
Campground details from Recreation.gov

Road Policy

Dogs are allowed along established roads while on a 6' leash.

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[1] Overview text from the Wikipedia article List of national parks of the United States, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

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