Roads & Construction
Not 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
Services are limited during spring: check operating hours & seasons to see what's open. Mammoth Hot Springs is the only park campground open at this time. 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. 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.
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
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.
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.