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Yellowstone National Park expects busy summer

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Date: May 23, 2018
Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY – Do you plan to visit Yellowstone National Park this summer? When you travel to this wild and awe-inspiring place, we ask you to come prepared so you can protect yourself and your park. Watch our short welcome video to get tips from rangers.

New this year:

  • Purchase annual and seven-day passes online at YourPassNow.
  • Effective June 1, park entrance fees will change.
  • You may be asked to participate in an onsite survey that will inform management about crowding and congestion and how visitors travel through and experience the park.
  • Anglers: To stop the spread of aquatic invasive species, felt-soled footgear is banned permanently. This year, Yellowstone National Park Lodges will provide rubber sole waders or boots for rent at the Canyon Lodge Outfitters Store. Check locally for more information.

Summer is Yellowstone’s most popular season. Expect busy facilities and destinations, as well as delayed travel times due to heavy traffic and wildlife jams. Arrive early or stay late and avoid main attractions during peak hours (like Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and Norris Geyser Basin).

Know before you go:

While you are here:

Last updated: June 24, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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