Live Camera In Yellowstone National Park

By | 26/10/2022


Nine webcams—1 live-streaming and 8 static—provide views of the electric current weather condition around the North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs, Mountain Washburn, the West Entrance, and the Upper Geyser Bowl. Unfamiliar with the park? Bank check on the location map to see where each webcam is located.

Old Faithful and the Upper Geyser Basin Alive-stream Webcam

Thanks to volunteers, this webcam provides a streaming view of Old Faithful Geyser and other happenings effectually the Upper Geyser Basin—ane of the most unique and dynamic places on globe with about 500 active geysers.

Old Faithful Geyser Prediction

Notes on Predictions:

– Predictions are not bachelor when the Old Faithful Visitor Instruction Middle is airtight, typically early November through mid-December and mid-March through mid-Apr.

– The last prediction made volition remain upwards until a new prediction is available.

Panoramic image from the top of the Old Faithful Inn showing the Upper Geyser Basin steaming below.
Guide for identifying features seen on the live-stream webcam.


A dark blue hot spring with a white crested edge rimmed by orange water

Life in Extreme Heat

Hydrothermal features are habitats for microscopic organisms called thermophiles: “thermo” for heat, “phile” for lover.

Static Webcams

View electric current conditions at various locations around the park. Images from these webcams refresh roughly every 30 seconds.

North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs

North Entrance - Roosevelt Arch preview image


North Entrance – Roosevelt Arch

This webcam is on the park’due south North Archway at Gardiner, Montana. Information technology shows current atmospheric condition at the entrance with Roosevelt Arch in the background.

The curvation became known as Roosevelt Arch after President Theodore Roosevelt, who was vacationing in the park, spoke at the ceremony to lay the cornerstone in 1903. The arch is inscribed with a phrase from the legislation establishing Yellowstone National Park: “For the benefit and enjoyment of the people.”

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North Entrance - Electric Peak preview image


North Entrance – Electric Peak

Morning views from this webcam are spectacular, peculiarly during the wintertime when the forenoon dominicus touches Electrical Peak.

Look for wildlife—elk, bison, and pronghorn tin can be seen grazing here. Occasionally you lot may come across the top of oversize vehicles—RVs, bout buses, and delivery trucks—equally they terminate at the entrance station.

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Mammoth Hot Springs - Travertine Terraces and Parade Ground preview image


Mammoth Hot Springs – Travertine Terraces and Parade Footing

Yellowstone is a place of alter, and this view highlights a place where change is constant and evident—the travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs. Terraces course when water rises through limestone, which so allows the water to acquit high amounts of dissolved calcium carbonate. At the surface, carbon dioxide is released and the calcium carbonate is deposited, forming travertine, the chalky white rock of the terraces. In the foreground are the parade grounds for celebrated Fort Yellowstone—the focal signal of daily life at the fort.

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Mountain Washburn

Mount Washburn - Northeastern View preview image


Mount Washburn – Northeastern View

At 10,219 feet, Mount Washburn towers above Dunraven Pass between Tower Junction and Canyon Hamlet. A burn watch stationed at the summit provides a popular destination for day hikers, too as housing for an employee who watches for and tracks fires throughout the summer. This webcam is located inside the living quarters on the top flooring and looks out to the northeast.

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Mount Washburn - Southern View preview image


Mountain Washburn – Southern View

This webcam atop Mountain Washburn captures a south-facing view of the north-central office of the park. During summertime, the webcam is often re-positioned past the fire lookout, and fume from wildfires burning in the park may be visible.

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West Entrance

Upper Geyser Basin

Old Faithful Geyser preview image


Quondam Faithful Geyser

Old Faithful, named by members of the 1870 Washburn Expedition, was one time chosen “Eternity’s Timepiece” considering of the regularity of its eruptions. Despite the myth, this geyser has never erupted at exact hourly intervals, nor is it the largest or most regular geyser in Yellowstone. Information technology does, however, erupt more frequently than whatever other of the large geysers.

This view of the Old True-blue Geyser is captured from a webcam inside the visitor education middle. At this location, time is not measured past a clock, just by this geyser. Visitors make decisions on when to eat, take a tour, collaborate with exhibits, or picket the visitor center film based on Old Faithful’s adjacent eruption.

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Yellowstone Lake

Yellowstone Volcano Observatory's Webcam at Yellowstone Lake preview image


Yellowstone Volcano Observatory’s Webcam at Yellowstone Lake

The photographic camera view is due south-southeast over Yellowstone Lake from the cell phone belfry near Fishing Bridge. Stevenson Island is visible inside the lake on the right. The view extends down the Southeast Arm betwixt the Promontory (low ridge rising from the lake) and the eastern shore. Above the shore, the acid-bleached Brimstone Basin remains white even when the snows have melted. The Absaroka Mountains in the background are equanimous of approximately 50-1000000-twelvemonth old volcanic rocks that long precede the current volcanic activity at Yellowstone, which started about 2.2 million years ago.

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Webcam Locations

Explore the map to discover the location of all the park’s webcams, and acquire a piddling bit more well-nigh the cameras.

Webcam Questions and Answers

Live-stream Webcam

Where is the alive-stream webcam located?

The live-stream webcam is attached to the northeast flagpole on the top of the Quondam Faithful Inn.

Why don’t you accept a label that pops up to tell us the name of the geyser we’re watching?

That functionality is not available on this webcam.

Why isn’t the video image sharper?

Our bandwidth capacity on the available T1 line restricts the resolution we tin can stream.

How tin can the webcam see color at night?

The webcam has been prepare to operate in color mode as long equally possible, fifty-fifty into low light conditions. When there is still plenty lite in the camera’s view, even at night, it volition continue operating in color view. When the low-cal drops besides low, and then the infrared cutoff filter automatically engages and the camera switches to black and white night mode.

Why do I sometimes get an prototype that is almost all grey with very little detail?

In that location are a couple possibilities here. On many winter days the steam from the geysers is held most the surface causing a foggy condition that can block the view of the camera completely at times. Sometimes there is a snowfall storm that makes everything white or grey.

Who is decision-making the camera?

Park staff and volunteers control the camera.

Static Webcams

The webcam keeps showing the same pic and time/appointment stamp over and over. Why?

This occurs when the park loses FTP Internet admission to upload a picture to our server. Onetime it’s a webcam issue when it loses power from a power outage. Endeavor immigration your browser’s cache and press the reload (refresh) push button. If that does not work, delight come back to visit later on. Delight know that when this incident happens or any webcam goes down, we work quickly to resolve the result.

When I come dorsum to the webcam after being away, it shows an old picture show. Why?

Your browser didn’t update the photo because it was not the active window. When you lot beginning come back to a webcam later on being away, press the reload (refresh) button to see the latest image. That volition get the ball rolling once more.

The webcam page loads but there is no picture. Why?

If y’all are getting a gray or blackness rectangle instead of a film it could hateful that yous are non visiting during daylight hours. There are no artificial lights in front end of the webcams.

Live-stream Webcam Recordings

Caput over to the Webcam Videos folio to sentry some geyser eruptions or wildlife sightings that were recorded by our live-stream webcam volunteers.