Current Conditions

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Conditions in Yellowstone can change quickly, especially during spring and fall. Updates to this map may be delayed, so check back often. Temporary road closures and delays are always possible and may not be shown on this map.

 

Yellowstone Live - Roads

Yellowstone Road Status Map
 

Roads & Construction

For current road status, check the map above or call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information. The park roads page lists seasonal road opening/closing dates as well as construction projects. Our webcams provide a live look at traffic approaching the north and west entrances.

Eating & Sleeping

Almost all services have opened for the season: check operating hours & seasons for each area. Many campgrounds are open and filling early. Check our camping page to make sure the one you'd like to stay at is open and arrive early or make reservations. Our nearby attractions page provides links to services in surrounding communities.

Wildlife

Bears are out of their dens and several bear management closures are in effect. Explore in groups of three or more people, make noise, and carry bear spray. Read more about safety in bear country. Look for bison and elk calves and be especially careful not to approach--elk cows are fiercely protective! Be sure to watch all wildlife from a safe distance.

Snow

Snowpack is above-average throughout the park: overlooks and trails may be inaccessible due to deep snow. The Natural Resource Conservation Service offers an interactive map that displays current data on snow depth, snow water equivalent, and more from SNOTEL stations in and around Yellowstone. Avalanche forecasts and other winter safety information are available from the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center and the Bridger Teton Avalanche Center.

Geyser Predictions

When staff are available, geyser predictions are published via Twitter @GeyserNPS, through our apps, on our geyser activity page, and by recorded message at 307-344-2751 (option 2). Predictions are also available on the GeyserTimes website.

Rivers & Streams

Boiling River is closed. Be cautious around all streams: due to an above-average snowpack streams are running high and are dangerous to cross. Streams which are crossable in the morning may rise to unsafe levels by afternoon. Don’t get caught on the wrong side of a stream.

Weather

The weather in Yellowstone can change quickly. Check our weather page for more information and our webcams to observe current weather conditions.

Backcountry Trails & Campsites

Check the backcountry situation report for the most up-to-date conditions.

Fishing

The fishing season runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (usually the last weekend in May) and extends through the first Sunday in November.

 

Last updated: June 11, 2018

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

(307) 344-7381

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