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 »
Owl Fire Fact Sheet for July 31
Contact: Joe Mazzeo, 617-697-6721
Contact: Jan Ulrich, 406-646-0342
Contact: Catherine Hibbard, 406-646-0342
Today 12 handcrews were assigned to the fire line constructing direct handline for perimeter control in divisions B, C, D and G. Weather conditions limited fire growth and was conducive to line construction. Little fire activity is expected for the next 24 hours.
All visitor services, park entrances and roads are open. Some trails and backcountry campsites are temporarily closed.
Tony Wilder's Southern Area Type 2 Incident Management Team took over the Owl Fire Wednesday morning..
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.