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  • 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 »

Park Housing and Other Accomodations

A limited amount of park housing is available for researchers to rent during the summer field season. Because housing is extremely limited, researchers who are working on park-funded research will be given first priority when booking space for themselves or their technicians. Those who are working on projects that address issues of high concern to park management will be given second priority.

Dormitory-style housing is available at Lake -this facility has shared bedrooms and cooking facilities. A request for dorm space should be made by contacting the Research Permit Office at (307) 344-2239. Requests should be made at least six months in advance. It is advised to have an alternate housing plan. Other lodging is available in the park and in nearby communities.

Did You Know?

Fire in Yellowstone Pineland in 1988

The 1988 fires affected 793,880 acres or 36 percent of the park. Five fires burned into the park that year from adjacent public lands. The largest, the North Fork Fire, started from a discarded cigarette. It burned more than 410,000 acres.