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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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About Yellowstone Insider

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Yellowstone Insider is an independent publication covering happenings in and about Yellowstone National Park, covering the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, an area spilling beyond the Park itself into neighboring areas in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. This site is geared both toward visitors to the Park and the permanent population in the greater ecosystem.

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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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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Webcam

Streaming from the second floor of the Albright Visitor Center, the Mammoth Hot Springs webcam is popular for viewing wildlife in the general area right outside the center. It's a popular place for elk, but occasionally you'll see other wildlife wandering through.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Old Faithful

Old Faithful

Old Faithful Webcam in the visitor center

As you might expect, the most photographed geyser -- Old Faithful -- in the world is also the subject of the most webcams. Alas, one major webcam is down, but one installed at the new Visitor Education Center is perfectly positioned to track activity. As a bonus, the new webcam display includes predictions for the next Old Faithful Geyser eruption.

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Yellowstone Area Webcams: Windows to the Park

North Entrance

You're in the midst of a bad day: too many demands on your time, too many crowds, too much of the world.

The perfect escape: Yellowstone National Park. And the perfect tools for providing those escapes: webcams.

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