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Cave Falls Picnic Area

Picnic Area Number 26 ~ Southwest corner of Yellowstone

There is no one designated area as the "Cave Falls Picnic Area" unlike other picnic areas in Yellowstone. Instead there are two areas where there are picnic tables along the Falls River and the Cave Falls area. The first two tables are located at the lower falls pullout parking and viewing area. These two tables are on top of a rock outcropping and are not wheelchair accessible. This is a beautiful area to view the falls and the river and have a picnic. The last table is located at the end of the road turn around. There is an accessible pit toilet and a parking area plus there are two trailheads located here. The one table is located in the middle of the little wooded turnaround area. There are no grates or fire pits or water available at these picnic areas.

There is one picnic table located at the Bechler ranger station as well as an accessible pit toilet and water (this is about 4.5 miles from the turnaround).

From Highway 20 at Ashton, Idaho, access the Mesa Falls Scenic Byway (Idaho State Road 47). Follow Idaho State Road 47 for about six miles to the Yellowstone National Park / Cave Falls sign. Take a right onto this road and continue to the picnic areas. These picnic area are about 26 miles from Ashton, Idaho, 11 of which are on a good gravel road.

Lower Cave Falls Picnic Area

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Cave Falls Picnic Area at the end of the road at the Turnaround

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Cave Falls Picnic Area at the end of the road at the Turnaround

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No. Name Tables Grills Restrooms   No. Name Tables Grills Restrooms
1 Arch Park 8 1 1Handicapped Accessible   27 Snake River 15 8 1Handicapped Accessible
2 Gardner River 4 0 1Handicapped Accessible   28 Grant Village 17 12 1
3 Albright 4 0 2   29 West Thumb 5 0 1Handicapped Accessible
4 Mammoth 2 0 NB   30 Hard Road to Travel 3 0 0
5 Lava Creek 5 0 1Handicapped Accessible   31 Pumice Point 3 0 2
6 Sheepeater Cliff 5 0 1Handicapped Accessible   32 Fisherman's Access 2 0 0
7 Appolinaris Spring 6 0 2   33 Spruce-Fir Exhibit 4 0 0
8 Beaver Lake 9 0 1Handicapped Accessible   34 Sand Point 18 0 4
9 Norris Meadows 16 4 1Handicapped Accessible   35 Gull Point 21 0 1Handicapped Accessible
10 Virginia Cascasdes 6 0 2   36 Bridge Bay 23 3 1Handicapped Accessible
11 Gibbon Meadows 9 0 1Handicapped Accessible   37 Lake Village 2 0 0
12 Caldera Rim 3 0 1Handicapped Accessible   38 Fishing Bridge 6 0 0
13 Iron Springs 5 0 1Handicapped Accessible   39 Steamboat Point 4 0 1Handicapped Accessible
14 Gibbon Falls 7 0 0   40 Sedge Bay 1 0 1Handicapped Accessible
15 Tuff Cliff 3 0 1Handicapped Accessible   41 Sylvan Lake 3 0 1Handicapped Accessible
16 Madison River 9 0 1Handicapped Accessible   42 Eleanor Lake 8 0 1Handicapped Accessible
17 Madison Junction 14 0 1   43 Le Hardy 2 0 0
18 Firehole River 12 0 1   44 Cascade 6 0 1Handicapped Accessible
19 Nez Perce 10 3 1Handicapped Accessible   45 Nez Perce Ford 17 0 1Handicapped Accessible
20 Whiskey Flats 13 0 1Handicapped Accessible   46 Otter Creek 8 0 0
21 East Lot 7 2 1Handicapped Accessible   47 Chittenden Bridge 4 0 0
22 Spring Creek 10 2 1Handicapped Accessible   48 Cascade Lake Trail 16 5 1Handicapped Accessible
23 DeLacey Creek 9 0 1   49 Dunraven Road 12 0 1Handicapped Accessible
24 East Divide 14 0 1Handicapped Accessible   50 Yellowstone 9 4 1Handicapped Accessible
25 Lewis Lake 9 0 2Handicapped Accessible   51 Soda Butte Creek 4 0 1Handicapped Accessible
26 Cave Falls 3 0 1Handicapped Accessible   52 Warm Creek 7 0 1Handicapped Accessible
Handicapped Accessible = Handicapped Accessible / NB = Nearby

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