Forgo “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and Book a Yellowstone Holiday Exclusive Cabin Part 2 of 2

By Anna Gentry

My first night staying within the boundaries of Yellowstone National Park is frightening. I felt as though staying at Uncle Eddie’s house in “National Lampoon’s Vacation” would be far cleaner and more sanitary.

If you have not already noticed, my dad does not like to spend money. So, when he thought about having another fishcation and a cheap un-insulated shack within the park’s borders, he jumped at the opportunity. Unfortunately, for him his desire to spend less money feeding us and hauling coolers took priority over him leaving his fishing gear at home or finding us better sleeping quarters.

I could not sleep in these horrible camping areas. I was terrified creatures would eat our dog. Buffalo’s snorting in the windows and urinating outside was common, as were other large creatures of the night. I could hear them as I was lying in bed at night. I also knew the reason they removed all the mirrors in the cabin was because if you said, “Candyman” five times in the mirror, someone was going to be fed to an animal. For this reason, I only enjoy my days at Yellowstone Park, fearful of the nights.

My dad has already planned our entire trip. In true dad-style, no unscheduled stops are allowed. My dad grows more irritated as he stops at streams and begins to “hunt” the fish. Growing up fishing, I agree they are mammoth trout and I see the drool wetting my dad’s mustache, but then I consider that is more likely sweat in this 104-degree temperature.

The complaining starts. He should have brought his fishing rod. Now that us ravaging teenagers eat half the food, of course, there is extra room in the car and my dad cannot seem to remember why he did not pack his gear. I feel certain I have no embarrassing surprises in store. At least we did not have a specific destination, such as Clark Griswold did in “National Lampoon’s Vacation.” I am just a teenager that has to listen to my dad complain the rest of the trip how he should have brought his fishing gear. I decide to start keeping a journal at night to drown out the complaints.

We visit the West Entrance one day, the East Entrance another day and the South Entrance into the Grand Tetons is our grand finale.

Overall, on our trip we survive a minor earthquake, the worst living quarters I have ever been subjected to and my dad complaining non-stop it is painful not having a fishcation.

My dad takes 30 rolls of film. When we arrive to the Grand Tetons, he leans forward and the entire lens on the camera falls forward six inches. That is when he learned he should listen to my mom and watch the instructional video. He really did purchase an expensive zoom camera after all.

I have been back to Yellowstone National Park twice in the past two decades. There is something so incredible about the beauty of this great park that it lures your soul to nature. I, however, have never stayed in those horrible cabins again. If I ever get my dad to take another
fishcation in another state, we will stay in Hebgen Lake cabin rentals while he spends his days fulfilling his dreams of fly-fishing in Hebgen Lake. This is one circumstance where we will both be satisfied with the results and fishcation.

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Forgo “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and Book a Yellowstone Holiday Exclusive Cabin Part 1 of 2

By Anna Gentry

My first trip to Yellowstone National Park was 22 years ago. I remember it like it was yesterday. My parents’ Subaru piled high with suitcases and coolers was far too reminiscent of “National Lampoon’s Vacation.”

The night before we left my dad was struggling to pack his fly-fishing gear. Yellowstone was, after all, the land of plenty. My dad, the avid angler had never taken us on a “vacation,” because it was always a fishcation. Finally, without any room to give and the tire pressure ready to burst, he had to admit defeat and leave his rod, tackle box and waders at home. The middle seat in the back was valuable car square footage for our dog, Sophie, whom we failed to secure a dog sitter for, as my dad is a fan of last minute trips.

My dad decides to run down to the local camera store, when such a thing existed, and purchases a $600 camera. (If anyone is wondering, inflation is over 60-percent.) It comes with a VHS instructional video and my mom urges my dad to watch it, but he is insistent he will bring 35 rolls of film instead.

The next morning we leave. My dad has the entire trip planned, down to restroom stops, gas fill-up breaks, where we are staying, cooler cold cuts we are eating and when we are departing each morning. From Washington State into Idaho and Montana we venture, arriving through the North Entrance into Yellowstone.

My mom is an amazing navigator. A stack of books at her feet, she reads off facts, citing upcoming sights that are just around the bend. (Those were back in the days when I got carsick reading and here all these years later, I am now the navigator and my mom was right: age does cure reading in the car.)

We see our first antelope and we screech with joy. We have never seen an antelope. I grew up with an ancient set of encyclopedias my dad’s parents bought the year after he was born, circa 1951. I remember seeing black and white pictures of antelope in the books and in the library. I did not grow up with the Internet, as Al Gore got a late start on that in my early college years.

We then see another antelope, and another, and another and then an entire herd. Soon antelope grow tediously boring and my attention span wanes. I have seen enough antelope. I want to move along to something bigger and better.

My dad continues making stops, hunting animals for close-ups and swearing under his breath that his fancy new camera is not any better than his trusty 35MM. Meanwhile, I am in charge of the video camera. I am sure it weighs more than my entire teenage right arm.

My mom offers to drive, for which I am forever grateful. My dad is far too busy looking for wildlife and his driving is reminiscent of Chevy Chase’s when he sees Christy Brinkley on their way to Wally World. In fact, my brother and our dog are both feeling as nauseous as I am.

We run into our first Yellowstone traffic jam. I recover from teetering on the edge of queasiness to see a bison alongside the road. My brother and I are excited it is not an antelope. And then it happens. My dad rolls down his window and a park ranger comes over. “Excuse me sir, you may want to stay in your car. There’s a grizzly 35 feet from this area.”

I cannot see the grizzly, but my heart leaps into my throat. I want to see an animal that is both dangerous and beautiful. My dad waits for the park ranger to visit several more cars behind us and he slips out of the car to take pictures with his camera. He has since dubbed the contraption “the expensive 35MM that does not zoom.”

I slide out of the car amidst all the commotion my dad causes by not listening to the park ranger or my mom. It was at that moment I see the grizzly and I make slight eye contact. Everything else around me is a ghost-like fog. The grizzly is clear, his stride highlights his strawberry blonde coat and fearsome bulldog like stance. He makes roaring growls as he walks, announcing he is not happy about having an audience in his once peaceful meadow. I feel as though I am a stone statue and cannot move. I suddenly experience the force of my dad and the park ranger ripping my feet from the ground and forcing me in the car. My moment connecting with this peaceful grizzly is taken, but it is one I remember and cherish forever.

Anna Gentry has visited Yellowstone National Park three times over the last two decades. She has also visited Hebgen Lake and stayed in Yellowstone campgrounds.

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West Yellowstone: The Home of Grizzlies, Black Bears and Wolves Oh My!

West Yellowstone is home to a plethora of Native American wildlife. A home to grizzlies that pierced the flesh of trout, sinking their teeth into the skin and bones of these aquatic granddaddies, this mysterious land belonged to our ancestors and their fathers before us. Freely roaming bison grew thick winter coats, only to shed them in the summer, giving birth to blossoming calves and growing their herds. Crossing the streams with elk and moose, these animals knew their existence was to coexist, which did not always result in perfect harmony. Humankind is learning to respect these mammals, which is helping to bring them back from the brink of extinction.

Today, Yellowstone National Park is home to grizzlies and black bears, bison and most recently reintroduced wolves. It is very important that humans should never feed wild animals. While it may seem cute to reprise the role of “Bambi,” and befriend a wild animal, this hurts them. Human food harms wild animals’ digestive system in addition to making them less cautious of approaching poachers, cars or other dangers. In fact, feeding wild animals causes them to fend less for themselves, which puts them at greater risk for death. Park rangers recommend staying a minimum of 25 yards from large mammals and a minimum of 100 yards from a bear.

Other popular animals in and around Yellowstone include the pronghorn antelope, which run at speeds of up to 45 to 50 miles per hour! They generally hang out in grass areas in the North of the park, near Yellowstone River and in Lamar Valley.

A bull elk can reach up to 700 pounds and when he is in elk mating season, he will fight over female elk. Visitors need to keep their distance. Elk are generally found in the high country from midsummer through fall.

Mule deer, also known as blacktail deer, are less common than elk in the park, but are easy to distinguish by their large ears. Moose prefer the edges of streams, lakes or marshy meadows. Female (cow) moose with young ones can be extremely dangerous. Bighorn sheep live in the high country and in the late fall, they can be heard battling for rank up to one-mile away. Coyotes are found throughout the park and hunt in large packs.

Smaller mammals within the park include the yellow-bellied marmot, Unita ground squirrel and chipmunk.

Avian species are also very popular within the park. The most common bird sightings include the osprey, bald eagle and peregrine falcon. However, there are many other species of birds in Yellowstone National Park and nearby areas, such as Hebgen Lake or West Yellowstone RV parks. Other sightings include the black-billed magpie, gray jay, raven, Canadian geese, mallard ducks, trumpeter swans, white pelican and mountain bluebirds.

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West Yellowstone Offers Outdoor Recreational Activities

There are many outdoor hiking and recreational activities in West Yellowstone.

Hebgen Lake is located near West Yellowstone in southwest Montana. It was formed by the manmade construction of Hebgen Dam, which was built in 1914. This lake is a premier fly-fishing area for cutthroat, brown and rainbow trout, attracting anglers worldwide.

A striking earthquake created Earthquake Lake in 1959, shaking this area to nature’s core. The result of damage to Hebgen Dam, the overflow of Hebgen Lake waters created this lake only a few miles east. This area offers boating, fishing and hiking. The visitor center features a breathtaking panoramic view of the nearby landscape, highlighting the damage caused by the earthquake.

Yellowstone National Park is full of hikes. Some of the most amazing hiking trails include Mystic Falls, Fairy Falls, Mallard Lake and Lone Star Geyser. These areas are not overrun with vehicles, meaning they are only seen by the few adventurists that are dedicated enough to travel on foot. Additional mini-day hikes include the Fountain Paint Pot, Artists’ Paintpots Trail, Mount Washburn, Purple Mountain Trail, Uncle Tom’s Trail, North Rim Trail, Lone Star Geyser, Beula Lake, Natural Bridge Trail, Yellowstone Lake Overlook Trail, Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and many more. Yellowstone National Park could literally be the hiking adventure that takes decades of summers of complete.

The Gallatin River offers outstanding rafting, which ranges from adrenaline-rushing whitewater to scenic floats. This river is famous for the Mad Mile, which rates as a Class IV. The water here is high early in the season and low in the late season. Some rafting companies combine both horseback riding and rafting trips for the ultimate outdoor adventure.

Horseback riding tours allow visitors to see Yellowstone from a Wild West and Native American perspective. The scenic, backcountry views of Yellowstone National Park are sure to bring a new perspective to seasoned park goers. The rolling hills, mountains, peaceful meadows, abundant flowers and miraculous wildlife are sure to provide thrilling nature-filled views of this untamed park.

West Yellowstone offers some of the most famous mountain biking trails. The Upper and Lower River Looks and Rendezvous Trail systems wind through pine forests, wild animals and provide a view of the park where non-motorized travel is restricted.

While Hebgen Lake fishing is popular worldwide, there are also several other rivers and streams that anglers seek to conquer in this mighty wilderness. This includes the Gallatin River, Madison River, Yellowstone River, upper Madison, Henrys Fork of the Snake River, Firehole and the Gibbon Rivers.

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Yellowstone Holiday Offers RV Reservations

Yellowstone RV parks are hard to come by during peak Yellowstone National Park season. In fact, Yellowstone National Park has 12 campgrounds that accept RVs, all with restrictions. Additionally, some may be first come, first serve, which makes it even more stressful and difficult to enjoy vacationing in this land of natural beauty.

Yellowstone Holiday is located in West Yellowstone and is a premiere Yellowstone RV park. A mere 15 minutes from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, this affordable resort is open Memorial Day through the end of September. As always, weather is permitting in this area, just as is the opening of the Park itself.

Yellowstone Holiday offers excellent prices for three different types of RV sites. They feature Lakeside/Premium sites, RV Park East and RV Park North. All RV parks feature full hookups, which includes 20/30/50 amp electrical, water and sewer. They do offer different rates, which vary between low and regular season. Reservations and can easily be made online. Wireless Internet access is also available at no charge to customers.

Additionally, Yellowstone Holiday offers a small general store that provides various necessities. The general store offers bait, beverages, snacks, fuel, fishing supplies, propane, firewood, ice and much more. More substantial shopping is only minutes away in the town of West Yellowstone. The resort center provides a laundry area, modem data port desk and a small camper kitchen.

The onsite marina is a huge draw for RV enthusiasts that are looking for a little water action, which includes but is not limited to, paddle boats, canoes, fishing boats and kayaks. The grounds also feature barbecues, fire pits, volleyball, a horseshoe area, tetherball, shoreline fishing and even a swimming beach for the warmer months.

The Beaver Den Meeting and Cooking Facility are ideal for reunions or large groups that would like to gather for dinner. This area features an equipped kitchen, party area with porch, bathrooms, fire pit, audio equipment, tables and chairs. This is only available to guests and can be booked for additional fees.

Aside from having Yellowstone National Park nearby, the area teams with wildlife, scenic mountain trails, horseback riding ranches, world-class fishing, white-water rafting, historic sites, museums, rodeos and much more.

It is important to reserve RV spaces early, as Yellowstone Holiday is a destination vacation that books fast. Guests return year-after-year and word of mouth business is booming. This resort is the talk of West Yellowstone and is a friendly destination for summertime fun!

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Fishing on Hebgen Lake

The Hebgen Lake Dam created Hebgen Lake more than 100 years ago. Lying more than 20 miles west of the West Yellowstone entrance, this legendary dry fly lake is approximately 15 miles long and nearly four miles wide. An abundance of rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout live in these healthy waters.

Fly-fishing is addictive and exciting. Anglers come from worldwide to experience the tantalizing Madison, Grayling and South Fork of the Madison, which flow into Hebgen Lake. This provides anglers more than 50 miles of trout-fishing shoreline.

Among the best dry fly lake in all of North America, Hebgen Lake does not disappoint anglers, as it produces some of the most consistent populations of trout.

June marks the beginning the summer. As the winter ice melts, the hungry, starving trout look for the opportunity to gorge themselves on as many hatching bugs as possible. This provides anglers with the optimal opportunity to set their sights on feeding frenzies, which provide superb photo opportunities.

Generally, lake Hebgen trout will swim just below the surface of the water. They prefer to feed on egg-laying mayflies. Fly-fishing is a form of art. Anglers have to get into position, working the line back and forth before delicately setting the fly adrift on the lake’s surface.

Fly-fishing is challenging, often being compared to hunting. Trout are intelligent and can detect the subtlest of movements, changes in direction or disruptions in water flow. Typically, anglers can wade within 25 feet of trout or in a boat 35 to 40 feet.

Many knowledgeable guides in the area can help anglers’ achieve their dreams of catching a trophy trout, which is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Guides are very understanding, patient and helpful. They specialize in knowing their surroundings, which includes what trout are feeding are and what is currently hatching.

Fly-fishing is an incredible art. It takes talent, skill to predict fishes’ locations, getting flies on target and the ability to not spook fish.

Hebgen Lake boat rentals are also available through Yellowstone Holiday. They offer 14-foot boats with six-horse-power engines for two hours, three hours or more hours, if needed. Their rates include gas, paddles, cushions and life vests. They also offer non-powered boats, which include kayaks, paddleboards and canoes.

For visitors that bring their own boats, Yellowstone Holiday offers boat slip rentals and affordable boat launch fees.

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Summertime Activities in West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone features cool, clear mountain mornings and warm evenings. Traffic in the park is heavy mid-day, generally between 10AM to 2PM. West Yellowstone offers several outstanding events and activities throughout the summer. Outdoor adventurists can brush up on their angler skills, take guided outdoor trips, kayak local rivers, go horseback riding, enjoy mountain trails, experience overnight backpacking trips, cook outdoors, go mountain bike riding, hike nearby areas, participate in avian watching, lake fish or fly fish.

Hebgen Lake is just north of West Yellowstone and offers outstanding West Yellowstone RV camping, boating, canoeing and world famous fishing. History buffs can enjoy the Yellowstone Historic Center Museum or the West Yellowstone Historic Walking Tour.

The 4th of July, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts a large yard sale in City Park, which also features free music, a Fireman Department BBQ and a small parade. The evening abounds with a small fireworks display that looks stunning set amid the tall mountains.

Other nearby West Yellowstone attractions include the following:

  • The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center – This animal sanctuary his home to live grizzly bears, raptors and wolves and is open 365 days a year. They feature several lectures, movies and children-friendly programs.
  • Yellowstone IMAX Theater – The documentary “Yellowstone” is open daily.
  • Yellowstone Ranger Presentations – Featuring free slide shows by Yellowstone Rangers, they cover a variety of topics at different locations in West Yellowstone. This event is weekly.
  • Wild West Yellowstone Rodeo – This live family rodeo is held every weekend from June 15 through Labor Day (Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
  • Free Fly Casting Lessons – These are available at Jacklin’s Fly Shop on Yellowstone Avenue on Sunday evenings at 7:30PM. These begin June 19 and are held throughout the summer.
  • The Playmill Theatre – This semi-professional theatre holds two nightly performances and offers a Youth Summer Camp.
  • Pinecone Playhouse – Also a semi-professional theater, they hold weekend performances.
  • Forest Rangers – Weekly talks and ranger hikes with Yellowstone Park or Gallatin National Forest rangers are also available.
  • Summer Events – Other popular summer events include June’s bike biathlon, Augusts’ Rod Run car show, Augusts’ 10-day Mountain Man Rendezvous, Augusts’ Pine Needle Stampede Mini-Marathon and Labor Day Weekend’s Square Knot Square Dancing Jamboree.

Never short on events, West Yellowstone is a must-see destination for Yellowstone National Park and for the friendly charm this tight-knit community offers to visitors.



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Explore Yellowstone Historic Center

The Yellowstone Historic Center is dedicated to preserving the heritage of travel to Yellowstone. As the first national park, the historic center highlights an extensive collection of documents and artifacts that relate to the history of travelers scurrying across country via stagecoaches, buses, trains, planes and snow machines to see the beauty of this geothermic region.

The museum is home to the historic Union Pacific Depot. The museum allows visitors to explore the historic 10-acre Oregon Short Line Historic District that surrounds the Depot, which also highlights other Union Pacific Railroad facilities that were built to help serve the park’s original visitors. The historic center focuses on restoring thee structures to help maintain the original vision for future visitors.

The museum also features several different exhibits, as highlighted below.

  • Wings Into West – This displays highlights the first airport that was built in the area, which dates to 1935 through the present airport, dating to 1965. The exhibit includes photos, stories, biographies, first hand accounts of locals involved in building the airports, pilots, original artifacts, uniforms and much more.
  • West Yellowstone: Tourists, Trains and the Wonders of Yellowstone – This exhibit is in memory of Dale Koelzer from the Montana Boys. Entrepreneurs have regularly flocked to the area and this exhibit highlights many memorable moments in the history of West Yellowstone.
  • Beanery Queens: They came for the job, and left with memories: Many young women traveled to West Yellowstone to help work on the Union Pacific. They helped entertain, waited tables and even explored Yellowstone National Park.
  • Stage Coaches and Freight Wagons – Before automobiles, it was a rough and bumpy adventure into the frontier of Yellowstone. The museum has historic and refurbished freight wagons and stagecoaches on display, especially for those on the trip to Mount Washburn and back. They are among the only of their kind to exist.
  • Wonderland by Train – The Union Pacific Railroad helped develop the town of West Yellowstone by offering service to Yellowstone National Park. Displays include the rare “Harriman Blue” china, which was once in use in the Union Pacific Dining Lodge in West Yellowstone. These are on loan from Andrew and Judy DeBoer.
  • Dumpster Bears and Old Snaggletooth – The museum advises never feeding wildlife, as this makes them less scared of the public. The museum explains the history of West Yellowstone’s most famous dumpster bear, “Old Snaggletooth.”

The museum has several different historic districts, including the Temporary Wooden Depot, “The Beanery” eating house, Permanent Depot building, Water Tower, Pump House, Freight House, Generator House and Oil House, Baggage Building, Rest Pavilion, Dining Lodge, Men’s Dormitory, Beanery converted to a Women’s Dormitory, Pump House, Oil House and Generator House altered, Pylon built, Rustic Signs installed and Stagecoach Shelter build.

Some of the best camping areas in West Yellowstone are located on Hebgen Lake. They offer Yellowstone RV parks and Hebgen Lake lodging, which are ideal for people looking to explore both West Yellowstone and Yellowstone National Park.



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Hebgen Lake Recreation

Hebgen Lake is a year-round paradise, offering Hebgen Lake lodging, Hebgen Lake boat rentals, fishing, ice fishing and snowmobiling.

Hebgen Lake is located approximately 20 minutes from West Yellowstone and the lake teams with famous trout, including cutthroats, rainbows and browns. Popular summertime activities include taking kayak or canoe tours of the lake, while enjoying the outdoor sun.

This popular Montana lake is nearly 15 miles long and two-and-a-half miles wide. With an extremely close location to Yellowstone National Park, it is a popular attraction during the summer months.

Hebgen Lake is only 10 miles north and west of West Yellowstone, just near Highways 87 and 287. While the lake is accessible year-round, Yellowstone Holiday offers Yellowstone RV campgrounds and West Yellowstone camping during the summer seasons. This affordable resort saves visitors to Yellowstone National Park a significant amount of money, as they can enjoy staying outside the park and avoid the significant evening time park crowds.

Hebgen Lake is open year-round, but there are fun activities the lake offers throughout the year, which includes commercial services, boat rentals, marinas and even restaurants.

For the area the lake is rather large, which makes it easy for boating. It is perfect for sailing, water skiing, canoeing or kayaking. A boat launch is located on the north shore that makes it simple to enjoy water time activities.

Famous for fly-fishing, Hebgen Lake is one of the best dry fly fishing lakes in North America. While the lake is not ideal for float tubing, experts recommend that anglers use motorboats, kayaks or canoes when on the search for the latest record-breaking trout.

Fishing season speaks from the middle of May to late July. The beginning of spring is ideal for dry fly fishing, while July is excellent for fishing in weed beds. Fish follow local insect hatchings, which means they will migrate throughout July and August. When the lake freezes, around mid-December, ice fishing is popular using jigs and spoons. Excellent places to ice fish include the Kirkwood Resort marina, West Fork Madison River inlet and near Hebgen Dam.

The most common type of fish species are brown and rainbow trout, which average up to 14 to 16 inches in length.

The weather heats up in July, making it warm enough for visitors to wear their swimsuits and dive in for a refreshing afternoon dip.



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West Yellowstone Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

Located outside the West Entrance to Yellowstone, the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center provides visitors to the Yellowstone area with educational details and knowledge about the grizzly bear and gray wolf. Their goal is to educate visitors with comprehensive knowledge about both grizzles and wolfs through their informative educational programs.

Grizzles and wolves are at a great threat, as the environment is negatively compromising the areas they rely on for life sustaining measures for raising their young.

Many of the center’s grizzly bears that are rescued and come to reside at the center are not able to function in the outside world. Some were considered “nuisance bears,” others were dangerous around humans, etc. This center gives them a second chance at life and shows how humans can take proper action to help ensure that bears stay wild in natural habitats forever.

The wolves in the center are all captive-born. The pups were taken from different litters and have developed into three wolf packs. Wolves have a strong, unbreakable family structure that is easy to observe in their daily rituals and functions. The social structure of wolves is one of the most fascinating within the animal kingdom. Visitors can personally witness ear and tail positions, body posturing and each canines’ position in the pack.

The center also has a wide selection of birds of prey that are not able to be released to into the wild due to injuries or abandonment. The center has worked with these animals one-on-one to help rehabilitate them.

The center is also home to Nakiska, a female Karelian Bear Dog. This breed originates in Finland and Russia and was originally bred to hunt bears and moose. Nakiska has undergone rigorous testing, which includes skills and temperament assessments, bear conflict management, bear protection and dog companionship.

The center has an amazing museum, which is home to an excellent exhibit of bears. This interactive exhibit was originally produced by the Science Museum of Minnesota, which analyzed the contrasts of bears in art, myths, literature, folklore and history. The highlights of this exhibit include over 25 grizzly and black bear taxidermy mounts in natural settings of them scavenging for food, water and exhibiting their behavior habits. The primary exhibit themes include: The Sacred Bear, The Bear of Our Imagination, The Vanishing Bear, The World of the Bear, Bears, Wilderness and People and Bear Encounters.

The museum also features a theater that hosts several different presentations throughout the day. Schedules regularly change, so it is best to confirm when they offer Yellowstone Park Ranger discussions, educational wildlife movies and children’s programs.

With a convenient location just outside the entrance to West Yellowstone, there are several West Yellowstone campgrounds nearby, including Hebgen Lake cabin rentals and a Hebgen Lake RV park.


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