Winter dates, activities, rules, etc. can change unexpectedly. Always check at the gate or visitor centers for the most current information. For more information about issues affecting travel in the park this winter, see Winter Use Planning in Yellowstone.
Exploring the Park
A winter visit to Yellowstone National Park will give you lasting memories of snowy landscapes, steaming geyser basins, and incomparable wildlife viewing.
Winter Trip-planning Publications
Visiting in Winter-Winter Information for 2012-2013 (1.77 MB pdf)
You will find the current park newspaper and previous years' winter newspapers here.
Did You Know?
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.