Construction Work To Result In Yellowstone Road Closures After Labor Day
Two sections of Yellowstone’s Grand Loop Road will be closed due to construction after the Labor Day holiday weekend. Travel between some points will involve long detours and significantly longer than normal travel times. More »
Winter Use in Yellowstone National Park
The enjoyment of Yellowstone and its unique resources during the wintertime has drawn deep and passionate interest in the park for nearly 80 years. The following Web pages and numerous links within them have been assembled in sequence to help those interested better understand the past, present and possible future of winter operations in America's first national park. This virtual "toolbox" of information contains glimpses of the various visions - ours as well as yours - that are continually influenced and informed by the vast amounts of history, science, legislation, legal decisions and other winter-use related information that planning efforts throughout the past two decades have generated. This library begins with an overview of Yellowstone in winter, followed by a comprehensive history and background of winter use, current status of operations and planning, and a wealth of supporting technical documents, legal and scientific data. At the bottom of each page is a link to return you to this main menu.
A Place of Magic… And Vulnerability
A History of Winter Use
Current Management and Planning
Winter Use Adaptive Management Program
Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
Previous Management and Planning Archive
Supporting Science & Technical Documents
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.