Fire danger is VERY HIGH in Yellowstone. Campfires are only permitted within fire rings in our campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat. Fireworks are not allowed in the park or on other federal lands. Learn more about what wildland fire danger levels mean.
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.
|Pow Wow Fire||September 12||human caused||0.1||Out|
|Prospect Fire||August 24||Lightning||0.1|
|Terminal Fire||August 14||Lightning||0.3||Out|
|Ray Fire||August 14||Lightning||0.1||Out|
|Basin Creek Fire||August 10||Lightning||19|
|Folsom Fire||August 4||Lightning||0.1||Out|
|Bacon Rind Fire (view details on InciWeb)||July 20||Lightning||(view details on InciWeb)|
|Hayden Fire||July 10||Lightning||0.1||Out|
You can read more about the 2016 and 2017 wildfire seasons on the Fire Season Summary page.