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

Check our Operating Hours & Seasons page to help plan your fall trip, as many restaurants, lodging, stores, and campgrounds have closed for the season. Contact Yellowstone National Park Lodges for lodging reservations. Only Lewis Lake and Mammoth campgrounds remain open. A few options for dining, buying food, and picnicking remain open throughout the park, and our nearby attractions page provides links to services in surrounding communities.

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.


You might be able to catch the tail end of the elk rut in the northern part of the park, especially around Mammoth Hot Springs. Be sure to watch elk from a safe distance—always stay at least 25 yards away. Learn more about watching wildlife safely.

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. Boiling River hours are 5 am until 6 pm. Be cautious around all streams.


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


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


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: October 16, 2017

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Mailing Address:

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


(307) 344-7381

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