Use the official app from the National Park Service to find up-to-date information about visitor centers, important sites, places to stay and eat, and shopping and services throughout the park. Learn about historic places and natural features.
Live Data - Get the latest geyser predictions, campsite and lodging availabilities, road conditions and more from Yellowstone’s live data feeds.
Map - Use the detailed park map to find sites, get directions and locate services. Download the content and map before you arrive to use the app everywhere.
Save Favorites - Build an itinerary by saving your favorite sites and events. You can even get alerts when you're nearby a saved site.
Calendar - Get up-to-date information from the National Park Service about what is happening in Yellowstone, including links to geyser predictions and road construction.
Tours - Discover rich natural and cultural resources with self-guided walking tours.
Accessibility - This app includes up-to-date accessibility information for facilities and some trails in the park, audio-described sites, and alternative text for images.
##About The Park.
Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872 as America's first national park - an idea that spread worldwide. It is a mountain wilderness, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk. Old Faithful and the majority of the world's geysers are preserved here.
Download the app before you arrive. Cell service and Wi-Fi are limited in Yellowstone.
Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
Resolves issue with black screen at start
Ratings and Reviews
Map is helpful but saving function did not work
I downloaded off line content and tried to map out our route with the saved feature. However, the site continued to shut down on itself and the saved sites never stayed. So the map was useful and the description but the planning feature did not work for us. Also if we tried to keep the tablet on, powered up with the ap open and on the entire time as we navigated, it kept returning to the iPad home page shutting the ap down-that glitch was also frustrating.
Loved it - great tool for my day (+) visit
Do as the site says and download the offline content so you can use the app when no cell co stage is available. Came in extremely handy today!
Suggestions for improvement -
1) have the "auto center"(?) feature track you constantly vs just centering on your location when pressed and not following your location if your driving. Easy enough to manually progress the map or retapping the button, but would add to efficiency and effectiveness.
2) An ability to drop a pin or marker to identify to other app users where something interesting you saw is/was... e.g. Bears are "here" or wolves were "there". Obviously this would need to be corroborated and have an "as of time" for the siting or the pin dropping (if offline) and/or fade away as time expires or whatnot. This could also serve as a pattern analysis function where users - or maybe even rangers - could try to anticipate what the best odds of seeing a particular type of animal was or should be able to be seen.
Buggy and crashy
I loved the possibilities of this app, especially being able to navigate the park with limited or no cell service. For the first half of the day it was awesome. Then it kept trying to get me to rate it (which I could not do without cell service anyway) and when I tried to opt out the app crashed. It happened a dozen times before I decided to abandon it altogether and just use the paper map we were given at the gate. It was a real disappointment, because this app has a lot of potential.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.