Current Fire Activity

Chart showing the current fire danger to be moderate.
Fire danger in the park is MODERATE.

Fire danger is MODERATE in Yellowstone. Learn more about what wildland fire danger levels mean.

Please remember:

  • Campfires are only permitted within the fire rings in campgrounds and at some, not all, backcountry campsites.
  • All campfires must be attended at all times and be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, and repeat until out cold.

For information on current fire restrictions in counties surrounding the park, visit Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.

If fire-related closures occur, they will be listed on InciWeb pages linked below. Closures affecting Yellowstone roads will also be listed on the park roads page. Closures affecting park trails and trailheads will be listed on the backcountry situation report. Please call 307-344-7102 for regular recorded updates.

Learn more about the 2016-2022 fire seasons on our Fire Season Summary page.


2023 Fires

Name Reported On Cause Acres Status
Pup Fire July 22 Lightning 0.1 Out
Hitching Post Fire July 26 Lightning 0.5 Out
Site 9 Fire August 12 Lightning 0.1 Out
Douglas Knob Fire September 13 Lightning 0.1 Monitored

More Information

Last updated: September 13, 2023

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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