Grant Village, named after Ulysses S. Grant who was president when Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872, provides all the amenities of a small community and is located on the southern shore of the West Thumb section of Yellowstone Lake.
Grant Mini Store and Sinclair Service Station: As you enter the Grant Village area, a Sinclair Service Station and mini-store are the first structures to greet you for your travel convenience.
Lodging Registration Building and Gift Shop: Here you check in for your stay and can peruse the gift shop for some souvenirs of your trip to Yellowstone.
Grant Village Bear Lodge: The lodge contains six two-story buildings, each containing 50 rooms. Premium rooms include 2 double beds, activity table and chairs, hospitality cabinet with coffee brewer and refrigerator, carpeted floor, phone, and a bathroom with either shower or tub/shower combo. Accessible rooms are available on the first floor of all lodging complexes and are equipped with specially designed roll-in shower stalls, accessible toilets and sinks, and one queen bed. Televisions and radios are not available in park lodging.
Visitor Education Center: The center contains a small museum highlighting the 1988 fires of Yellowstone, where an estimated 793,880 acres, or 36 percent of the park, was affected. The center also has a bookstore, an auditorium/theater, a cozy lounge with fireplace, and a nearby amphitheater with a view of the lake in the background. A large deck on the back of the center allows for a great view of the lake while you relax in one of the deck chairs.
Grant Village Dining Room: This casual dress code, scenic American restaurant offers a varied menu of delicious options for most any taste and budget. Breakfast and lunch are a first-come, first-seated basis, but reservations are required for dinner. Advance dinner reservations can be made by calling the Reservations Office at 307-344-7311 beginning May 1 for the following year. The Seven Stool Saloon is located adjacent to the dining room host stand.
Lake House Restaurant: This restaurant is set on part of a former marina, is a short walking distance through the woods from the Grant Village Lodge buildings and provides some beautiful views of the lake. It only serves breakfast and dinner and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Kayak Launch Area: Located at the other end of the former marina from the Lake House Restaurant is the location where kayaks and canoes enter the water. A few picnic tables and restroom are nearby.
Yellowstone General Store: The store offers a variety of items including gifts, souvenirs, apparel, jewelry, outdoor supplies, books, groceries, and more. The Grant Village Grill dishes up three tasty meals a day and a spacious fountain area is complete with ice cream treats galore.
Post Office: It’s nice to be able to mail those Yellowstone postcards to your family and friends showing the fun you are having in the world’s first national park.
Picnic Area: This picnic area comes with double restrooms, 16 sites/tables with good shading, and each site has a fire ring with grate. It is only a short walk down to the lake as well as the amphitheater.
Camper Services Building: On the road to the campground this building contains a laundromat, multiple showers stations (including ADA), and an ice vending machine.
Grant Village Campground (Elevation 7,000 ft/2134 m): Set in a lodgepole pine forest and near the southern reaches of the West Thumb section of Yellowstone Lake, this campground includes 403 campsites. This includes tent, RV, trailer, hiker/cyclist, and group campsites. Grant Village Campground requires a “reservation”. Call (307-344-7311) to make your reservations.
Available for purchase: Ice (block or cubed), firewood bundles.
*RV dump station
*17 restrooms (flush toilets, cold running water sinks, electrical outlets) located throughout the campground
*Dishwashing stations are located at each restroom building
*Large bear-proof trash dumpsters
*Rates include 2 showers per night at the nearby Camper Services Building.
*Maximum of 6 people per campsite
*Fire circle with cooking grate
*Shared bear-proof food storage boxes located throughout campground
*Water spigots are scattered throughout the campground
*Quiet hours 10:00pm to 6:00am (generators prohibited from 8:00pm to 8:00am)
*The cutting or taking of standing wood is prohibited
*Wheeled vehicles must stay on pavement
*Properly store food, utensils, coolers, and any item with an odor in vehicles or bear boxes
*No bicycles allowed off the pavement or on trails
*Pets must be controlled at all times, may not be more than 100 feet from the roads or parking areas, are not allowed on trails, and must be picked up after
*Use of rollerblades, skateboards, or scooters is prohibited
*Keep a clean campsite. All trash and litter must be disposed of in the bear-proof dumpsters