Visitors to the South Unit may experience up to 30 minute delays and rough road conditions due to road construction along East River Road. Construction is expected to be complete by October 1. Check back for updates Updated 08/13/2014 5:16 pm MT
Pets in the park must be restrained at all times, and are not permitted in park buildings, on trails, or in the backcountry. Be aware that dogs can agitate bison and other animals, creating a dangerous situation.
Horseback riders must abide by regulations regarding horse use. Horses are prohibited in the Cottonwood and Juniper campgrounds, picnic areas, and on self-guided nature trails. Certified weed-free forage is required in the park. Horse users planning to camp in the backcountry must obtain a free backcountry permit at either the South Unit or North Unit visitor center prior to their trip.
Did You Know?
Rocks that make up the petrified forest in the park's South Unit came from huge dawn redwood, magnolia, ginkgo, cypress, date and palm trees that once provided shade from steamy heat 60 million years ago. More...