Current Conditions




Yellowstone is open (access limited)

Conditions in the park can change quickly, especially when winter storms hit during spring and fall. The map below lists current road status and highlights construction projects that might affect travel plans. Temporary road closures and delays may not be shown on this map.


Roads & Construction

Most roads have closed for the season. The park roads page lists current status, seasonal road opening/closing dates, as well as construction projects. Open roads may close temporarily due to inclement weather and other reasons. Our webcams provide a live look at traffic approaching the north and west entrances.


The weather in Yellowstone can change quickly, especially during late fall and early winter. Check our weather page for more information and our webcams to observe current weather conditions.


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.

Eating & Sleeping

Check the operating hours & seasons page to see what facilities are open for the winter season. Our nearby attractions page provides links to services in surrounding communities.


Never approach animals or block traffic to view them. The animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. Always stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all other animals, including bison and elk. Read more about safety in Yellowstone.

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.

Hiking Trails & Backcountry Campsites

Check the backcountry situation report for trail and campsite conditions, or learn more about hiking opportunites in Yellowstone.

Rivers & Streams

Boiling River: open from 7 am to 6 pm. Soaking outside of these hours is prohibited.
Use caution around all rivers and streams. Read more about swimming and soaking in Yellowstone.


Wildland fire danger is LOW. As always, 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. See our current fire activity page for more information.


Fishing season has ended. Fishing season begins the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (usually the last weekend in May) and extends through the first Sunday in November.


Last updated: February 26, 2019

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168



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