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 »
Celebrate the Start of Summer with Free Entry to Yellowstone
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2015
National Park Service
Yellowstone National Park
Celebrate The Start Of Summer With Free Entry To Yellowstone
It seems like it has been a long time coming this year, but the official start of summer is just around the corner.
What better way to celebrate the day than by visiting the world’s first national park – for free!
The National Park Service is waiving entrance fees at all national parks on Tuesday, June 21. The entrance fee waiver does not include other fees such as those charged for camping, reservations, tours and use of concessions services.
A seven-day pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is normally $25 for a private, non-commercial vehicle.
All park roads, lodging, and stores are open for the season, as are most of Yellowstone's campgrounds. Lodging and campground information is available at 307-344-2114; road information at 307-344-2117.
Since Yellowstone is a high elevation park, visitors are reminded to bring sunscreen to protect themselves during the day; and warm clothing for nighttime temperatures that can drop to near freezing.
Additional fee free days in 2011 are National Public Lands Day on Saturday, September 24, and the Veterans Day weekend, November 11-13.
Did You Know?
There were no wolves in Yellowstone in 1994. The wolves that were reintroduced in 1995 and 1996 thrived and there are now over 300 of their descendents living in the Greater Yellowstone Area.