Current Conditions

 
 

Roads & Construction

All roads are open. 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. Conditions in the park can change quickly, especially when storms hit during spring and fall. 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.

Eating & Sleeping

All of our lodging and camping has opened for the summer season except Fishing Bridge RV Park which is closed summer 2019. Check our operating hours & seasons page for more info. Our nearby attractions page provides links to services in surrounding communities.

Wildlife

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. 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.

Weather

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

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.

Hiking Trails & Backcountry Campsites

Check the backcountry situation report for trail and campsite conditions, or learn more about hiking opportunities in Yellowstone. There are several trails closed in the Canyon area for reconstruction. The Mount Washburn Trail and trailhead parking lot at Dunraven Pass will close for improvements August 6-27, 2019.

Swim & Soak

Boiling River: Open
Firehole Swim Area: Open
Use caution around all rivers and streams. Read more about swimming and soaking in Yellowstone.

Fire

Wildland fire danger is MODERATE. 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

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.

 
 
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Basic Information

Get all the essential information here, from directions to entrance fees to hours of operation.

Lightning strikes Electric Peak as a dark storm rolls over the mountain.

Backcountry Situation Report

Current conditions for trails and campsites.

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Current Geyser Activity

Get the latest geyser eruption predictions.

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Canyon Area Construction Projects

Learn about current and future closures that are part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

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Mount Washburn Construction Projects

Learn about the construction projects underway on Mount Washburn.

Last updated: July 15, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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