The below information is for reference only. We will continue to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance and adjust operations as needed.
Roads and Construction
For current road status, check the map above or call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information. The park roads page lists current status, seasonal road opening/closing dates, as well as construction projects. The webcams provide a live look at traffic approaching the north and west entrances. Construction has started on a new entrance station at the North Entrance. Expect delays. Anticipated project completion: Late summer 2021.
A structural issue has been identified with the Old Faithful overpass that normally provides access to the Old Faithful area. The overpass has been closed and a new four-way intersection has put into place south of the overpass. All traffic is being routed to the intersection. Expect delays.
Eating and Sleeping
All food services in the park will be grab and go style to start, and may remain this way for the entire year. The only lodging options open this year will be cabin-style accommodations. Please check out the Operating Hours page to see when restaurants, campgrounds, and lodges are scheduled to open this year.
The 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 bear country.
Wildland fire danger is VERY HIGH. There are backcountry fire restrictions due to very high fire danger. See the current fire activity page for more information.
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.
Swim and Soak
Boiling River: Closed until further notice due to public health guidelines
Hiking Trails and Backcountry Campsites
Check the backcountry situation report or call the Backcountry Office at 307-344-2160 for trail and campsite conditions. Stream levels have risen in some areas with the recent rain and snow. Use caution when crossing streams.
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: August 21, 2020