Yellowstone National Park is Open
Yellowstone National Park is open. All interior roads (those leading to Old Faithful and Canyon) closed November 4 at 8:00 a.m. in preparation for the winter season. The road from Mammoth to Cooke City is open year round. Please visit our Plan Your Visit section to plan your trip.
Park RoadsMost park entrances and roads closed November 4 except the north entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs and the road from Mammoth to Cooke City that remain open year round. The roads to Old Faithful and Canyon will reopen in mid December to over-snow vehicles. For information on roads outside Yellowstone, please call 511 from your cell phone. See our Park Roads page for more information or call our 24-hour road information line at 307-344-2117 for updates.
In winter, there are plenty of opportunities to see a wide range of animals including birds, bison, elk, and wolves. Wildlife in Yellowstone adapt to survive winter in one of the harshest climates in the country. For wildlife to survive it requires an incredible amount of energy. Please remember to stay at least 25 yards away from elk and bison and at least 100 yards away from bears and wolves. Please see our wildlife viewing page.
Visitor ServicesMammoth Hot Springs Campground, the Yellowstone General Store in Mammoth, and the Mammoth Visitor Center are open year round. Pay at the pump fuel is available by credit card in Mammoth. All other visitor services in Yellowstone have closed for the season. Communities around Yellowstone are open all year.
Did You Know?
Lake trout are an invasive species of fish that is decimating the native cutthroat trout population in Yellowstone Lake.