Current Conditions





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

Contact Yellowstone National Park Lodges for camping and lodging reservations. Check the campground page for recent campground fill times. Options for dining, buying food, and picnicking exist throughout the park, and our nearby attractions page provides links to services in surrounding communities.


Wildland fire danger is HIGH. See our Current Fire Activity page for more information.

Geyser Predictions

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

Backcountry Trails & Campsites

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

Rivers & Streams

Boiling River and Firehole swimming areas are open for the season. Streams are starting to drop but use caution and be safe around all streams.


The 2017 fishing season runs from May 27 to November 5.


The bison rut (breeding season) usually occurs in late July through August. A good place to watch bison is in Lamar Valley. Watch from a safe distance—stay at least 25 yards away from bison. Learn how to watch wildlife safely.


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


Snowfall varies greatly throughout the park. 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.


Last updated: July 24, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

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


(307) 344-7381

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