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Weather-permitting, East Entrance and select roads in Yellowstone open Friday, May 3, 2019

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Date: May 1, 2019
Contact: Morgan Warthin, (307) 344-2015


  • East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass) and Lake Village to Canyon Village will open Friday, May 3, at 8 a.m. to public motorists.
  • A significant snowpack still exists in the Sylvan Pass area. Park rangers will monitor avalanche conditions. Temporary closures may occur.
  • For the 2019 season, expect 30-minute delays along the East Entrance Road between Fishing Bridge and Indian Pond.
  • Find current road status on the park website, at visitor centers, and by calling (307) 344-2117. To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).

Last updated: May 8, 2019

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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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