What To Bring

What you bring depends in part on how you plan to enjoy Yellowstone, but everyone should bring the following items:
  • Valid identification: You will need it for both employment verification and registering your car, if you bring one.
  • Cold and warm weather clothing: Our weather changes fast here; plan to bring a little bit of clothing for a wide variety of temperatures. Snow in July is not uncommon!
  • Towel, washcloth and extra blanket
  • In-Park YGS associates should bring linens for twin size bed toiletries: Don't forget prescriptions/medications. Sunscreen and mosquito repellent are available here if you forget!
  • Alarm clock
  • Laundry soap
  • Required clothing for your uniform
  • Comfortable shoes for work and play
  • Extra cash: Payroll deductions take care of your room and board charges, but you may want cash for personal spending. Pay periods are Monday through Sunday, with paychecks issued the following Friday. If you wish to set up a direct deposit you will need to provide a voided check or other official verification of your bank account.
While your storage space will be somewhat limited and we don’t recommend that you bring lots of valuables, you might enjoy having some of the following items with you as well:
  • Hiking and/or camping gear: Water bottle, backpack, hiking boots & socks, gloves, rain gear, flashlight, tent, sleeping bag, stove, etc.
  • Camera and binoculars for sightseeing
  • Fishing gear
  • Bicycle and helmet (bikes are allowed on established roads, but prohibited on backcountry trails and boardwalks)
  • Softball glove
  • Music and/or instrument
  • Laptop Computer
  • Playing cards, books, puzzles
  • Movies
  • Telephone calling card
  • Stamps
  • Your private vehicle: although it’s not necessary, you will have more flexibility to explore the area if you bring one.