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Current Conditions

Sunrise in Yellowstone as steam rises off the waters of Blacktail Pond.

Blacktail Pond.


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.

A bison is ready to emerge onto a park road with a car traveling by.

Wildlife crossing


Park Roads

All roads and entrances are open. Please expect delays from road construction in the park. Call our 24-hour road information line at 307-344-2117 for updates. Starting in September, there will be road construction that will completely close some road segments and cause detours. Please see our Road Construction page for more information. For information on roads outside Yellowstone, please call 511 from your cell phone.
Yellowstone Lake is the background scenery for this designated camping spot where a visitor has placed their blue tent.


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.

A bull elk bugling.

A bugling bull elk.



The fall season of bull elk rutting activity has begun. Bull elk are much more aggressive towards people and vehicles during the breeding season. Please use caution when walking near elk and look around corners before exiting buildings or walking around blind spots. Please remember that approaching within 25 yards of elk is prohibited.

Be bear aware. Learn more about visiting in bear country.

Mammoth Hotel sign with Mammoth Hot Springs terraces in the background.


Visitor Services

All campgrounds, lodging, visitor amenities and activities are open for the season. Communities around Yellowstone are open year-round.
The Boiling River closes when there is high water from snow melt in the spring.

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.

Rain falls over the Absaroka moutain range.

Summer rain storm over the Absaroka mountain range.



Weather can change quickly in Yellowstone. Before traveling, check Yellowstone weather forecasts and advisories at Yellowstone's weather page or the National Weather Service.

A helpful ranger at the Mammoth Entrance waves a car through the gate.

The Mammoth Entrance Station


Latest News

If you're looking for more information about what is happening in Yellowstone, visit our News Releases page for the most up-to-date news. You can also stay informed and connected to Yellowstone through social media. We're on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr.

Did You Know?

Upper Geyser Basin Hydrothermal Features on a Winter Day.

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.