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Time to Plan Your 2015 Yellowstone Trip

Old Faithful Inn Postcard

Yes, we know most of you haven’t yet hit Yellowstone National Park this year, but now’s the time to plan your 2015 Yellowstone trip, as lodging reservations are now on sale.

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Jenny Lake Visitor Facilities Overhaul Approved

Jenny Lake Sunrise

An overhaul of visitor facilities in the Jenny Lake area of Grand Teton National Park has been approved by National Park Service officials, with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation leading the fundraising.

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NPS: Be Careful if Using Yellowstone East Entrance Friday

Yellowstone National Park

The Yellowstone East Entrance is still scheduled to open Friday, May 2 at 8 a.m., but National Park Service officials are warning about the potential of heavy, wet snow slides that could halt traffic.

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Yellowstone Spring Biking: The 2014 Season Begins

Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

Another sign of seasonal change: Yellowstone spring biking is available for those hardy enough to brave the elements, with the road between West Yellowstone and Mammoth Hot Springs open tomorrow (March 27) at 8 a.m.

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Yellowstone Winter Camping: Off the Beaten Path

Firehole Falls in Winter

Yellowstone winter camping isn’t for everyone, but for the adventurous a trip off the beaten winter path is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Yellowstone Volcano Observatory

This portable and temporary webcam, installed by the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, is currently installed at Lake Butte toward Steamboat Point, Mary Bay and the north shore of Yellowstone Lake. It updates hourly, is powered by solar energy, and will be moved to various places of interest relevant to geologic hazards at Yellowstone National Park. It shuts down nightly to conserve energy.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Old Faithful Parking Lot

Old Faithful Parking Lot

Old Faithful Area Parking Lot

A unique view, to be sure, but one that can help you plan out your day. This webcam focuses on the Old Faithful Parking Lot. You'll get an idea of traffic in the area from this webcam.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Mount Washburn Fire SE Lookout

Mount Washburn Fire Lookout

Mt. Washburn Webcam

A webcam installed at the Mount Washburn fire lookout is aimed to the southeast, with views of Yellowstone Lake, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Mount Washburn Fire NE Lookout

Mount Washburn Fire Lookout

Mount Washburn Webcam

One camera installed at the Mt. Washburn fire lookout is used primarily to monitor fire activity in the Park. Currently it is pointed in a northeasterly direction; the mountains beyond are the Absaroka and Beartooth Mountain Ranges.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces

Mammoth Hot Springs Terrace Cam

Also streaming from the second floor of the Albright Visitor Center: a camera focused on the Mammoth Hot Springs terraces. Yeah, they're not as active as they once were, but they're still worth a look. Point of reference: that's Liberty Cap to the left, past the trees.

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