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Yellowstone Awaits You

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most beautiful and unusual places on earth. It is 2.2 million acres of unmatched scenery, wildlife and geologic wonders. Whether you take a day or a month, you won’t see everything there is to see.

  • Greatest collection of geysers in the world
  • Largest alpine lake in the U.S.
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Waterfalls higher than Niagara
  • Abundant wildlife – from chipmunks and squirrels to grizzlies and wolves.

Yellowstone Park/West Gate KOA is the perfect home base for your explorations across this fascinating region. Spend days touring the park, then wander south to Teton National Park, only 31 miles from Yellowstone.

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Guide to Yellowstone

Four must-sees (among so many!)

The list of Yellowstone’s you-can’t-miss-this-place is a long one. But take heart! The distance from
Yellowstone KOA/West Gate to the most amazing places in the park is an easy drive or bus ride.
Here are four fantastic examples:

Old Faithful

Old Faithful

The largest concentration of geysers in the world, including Old Faithful, is in the Upper Geyser Basin. Several of the more prominent geysers and hot springs are here, too. You could easily spend an entire day exploring this unique complex of geothermal features.

36 Miles From Yellowstone KOA

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin

Norris Geyser Basin is the hottest and most changeable thermal area in Yellowstone. It is the home of Steamboat Geyser, the world’s tallest active geyser, which can erupt to more than 300 feet.

34 Miles From Yellowstone KOA

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Lake is the largest natural freshwater lake in the U.S. that is above 7,000 feet. The lake sits at 7,733 feet elevation and covers 136 square miles – 20 miles long by 14 miles wide with 110 miles of shoreline. The lake remains cold year-round, with an average temperature of 41 F.

47 Miles From Yellowstone KOA

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

Walk among the unique mineral terraces and perhaps share your trail with a grazing elk at Mammoth Hot Springs. Nearby to the original archway entrance to Yellowstone dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1903.

49 Miles From Yellowstone KOA

Yellowstone Park Map

2.2 Million Acres of Adventure

Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we believe (and a lot of our guests agree) that the West Yellowstone Entrance to the park is the best place to enter the magical world of the nation’s oldest national park.

Whether your adventure begins at our KOA, just six miles from the West Entrance, or one of the four other entrances, you will have a great time.

North – outside Gardiner, Mont.

Northeast – 11 miles west of Cooke City, Mont.

South – 64 miles north of Jackson, Wyo.

East – 53 miles west of Cody, Wyo.

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What Will the Weather Bring?

Remember, you’re in the mountains, and mountain weather is unpredictable. The West Entrance is at an elevation of 6,666 feet. The average elevation in the park is 8,000 feet.

Average temperatures in the summer are in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit, with lows in the 40s and 50s. Evenings are great for roaring campfires at our KOA. The crisp mornings make the coffee and hot chocolate from our Koffee Kabin taste even better.

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