Yellowstone Considering Old Faithful Lodging Improvement Plan

Old Faithful (National Park Service photo)
Old Faithful (National Park Service photo)

Yellowstone National Park is considering a proposal to improve both visitor and employee lodging near Old Faithful and is asking for public input before moving forward.

One alternative that the park is considering would shift 144 employees from 28 cabins with 67 housing units into a new 77-room dormitory facility built in the Old Faithful administrative area. This would open up cabins to about 140 visitors for overnight stay.

Park Spokesman Dan Hottle explains the park's goal with the proposal.

Hottle says taking public comment on the project is an important step in the process.

More information on the proposal can be found in a scoping newsletter from the park. Comments can be submitted through Yellowstone's website, by mail or in person. Call (307) 344-2017 or visit www.nps.gov/yell for more information.

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