Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Who's Who at Yellowstone

National Park Service

The NPS is the federal custodian of Yellowstone National Park. As an agency of the Department of the Interior, the NPS has the responsibility of preserving and protecting the environmental and cultural values of our national parks, protecting the wildlife therein and providing for public use and enjoyment of the parks. Yellowstone National Park Headquarters' address is P.O. Box 168, Yellowstone, WY 82190. For general information, please call (307) 344-7381 or visit the website at www.nps.gov/yell.

Xanterra Parks & Resorts®

Yellowstone's principal concessioner has had decades of experience in park services. Summer operations include all of the park's nine lodging facilities, an RV park, four campgrounds, restaurants, cafeterias, snack shops, lounges, gift shops, corrals, interpretive tours and a full-service marina on Yellowstone Lake, bicycle rental at Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Summer Adventure Packages, photography workshops and Lodging & Learning Packages in co-operation with the Yellowstone Association. Winter operations include lodging at two park locations, restaurants, lounges, ski shops, ski and snowshoe tours, snowcoach tours, and educational adventure writing and photography workshops, Lodging & Learning Packages in co-operation with the Yellowstone Association and wildlife tours. Since 1979, Xanterra Parks & Resorts® has provided millions of dollars in investment funding for concession facilities at Yellowstone and other national parks. For more information, please contact Xanterra Parks & Resorts®, P.O. Box 165, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0165; (307) 344-7901 or toll-free (866) GEYSERLAND (866) 439-7375 for reservations; or visit us online at www.TravelYellowstone.com.

Other Concessioners

Additional services are offered by Yellowstone Park Service Stations, Inc. and Delaware North Companies Parks Services, which operates Yellowstone General Stores.

Yellowstone Association

Preservation of Yellowstone's magnificent wildlife, wilderness areas and geysers depends upon each visitor understanding how important it is to protect these national treasures. Founded in 1933 as the park's first non-profit partner, the Yellowstone Association has now donated more than $12 million to support visitor education. In recent years, the Association has provided funding for projects such as a new film for the Old Faithful Visitor Center and exciting new geology exhibits for the Canyon Visitor Education Center.

You can help the Association support visitor education to preserve Yellowstone by:

• Purchasing park guidebooks, maps, and educational games and toys from an Association store in each park visitor center;

• Supporting the park through a Yellowstone Association membership;

• Taking part in a Yellowstone Association Institute learning adventure.

The Yellowstone Association Institute sponsors exciting and fun educational field courses for all age groups, some specifically designed for families with children. Some courses are centered at the beautifully rustic Buffalo Ranch facility in the spectacular Lamar Valley; others take you into the park each day but return you to a cozy room in one of the park's historic hotels at night.

For more information about the Yellowstone Association, to purchase materials, become a member or request a free course catalog, visit www.YellowstoneAssociation.org; inquire at any park visitor center; call (307) 344-2293, or email them at ya@yellowstoneassociation.org.