Craig Pass Closed for the Season; Mammoth to Norris Closed Sept. 14-30
The road linking West Thumb and Old Faithful is closed for the season—traffic should detour through West Thumb, Lake, and Canyon. The road from Mammoth to Norris is closed for two weeks—traffic should detour over Dunraven Pass. More »
Yellowstone National Park is Open
It's autumn in Yellowstone and lodges and restaurants in various areas are closing for the season. Please check our facilities opening and closing dates to see what will be open during your visit.
Saturday, September 27 is National Public Lands Day with free entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Park RoadsThere is road construction that is completely closing road segments and causing detours. Please see our Park Road page for more information. Please expect delays from road construction. 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.
Autumn 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 remaining open 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.
Did You Know?
Yellowstone contains approximately one-half of the world’s hydrothermal features. There are over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including over 300 geysers, in the park.