Yellowstone National Park is Open
As the park's summer season segues into autumn check our facilities opening and closing dates to see what will be open during your visit.
Park RoadsOn September 14, there will be road construction that will completely close additional road segments and cause detours. Please see our Park Road page for more information. Please expect delays from road construction in the park. Call our 24-hour road information line at 307-344-2117 for updates. For information on roads outside Yellowstone, please call 511 from your cell phone.
All of our campgrounds are open, however, it is a busy and popular time to camp and campgrounds fill very quickly at the start of each day. It is recommended that visitors consider researching alternative options prior to arrival if campgrounds in the park are full. For more information on campgrounds in Yellowstone, visit our campground page.
The fall season bull elk rutting activity has begun. Bulls are aggressive toward people and vehicles this time of year. Vehicles are damaged by elk every year and occasionally people are charged by elk and can be injured. Please use caution when walking near elk and remember that approaching within 25 yards of elk is prohibited.
Remember to keep a safe distance when viewing wildlife. Be bear aware and learn more about visiting in bear country.
Visitor ServicesSome visitor services have begun to close for the season. Details are available on our Facilities Opening and Closing page. Communities near Yellowstone are open year-round.
Rivers and Streams
The Boiling River and Firehole Canyon Swim Area are open.
Streams are dropping but many of Yellowstone National Park's streams are running above average. Be cautious and safe around cold water.
Did You Know?
At peak summer levels, 3,500 employees work for Yellowstone National Park concessioners and about 800 work for the National Park Service.