Operating Hours & Seasons

Every season in Yellowstone sees big changes to what’s happening in the park and what services are available for people to enjoy. July and August are the only months when all facilities, roads, and services are open. Every other month brings a mix of options as the park prepares for, settles into, and then digs out of winter.

Discover what season is best for you by reviewing our seasonal highlights, then check the schedule to see when roads open and close. Yellowstone has five entrance stations, and several are closed to regular vehicles during winter. It takes many hours to drive between entrances, so be sure to check the status of roads at the entrance you intend to use. The road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the Northeast Entrance is always open to regular traffic, providing year-round access to the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley and great access for camping, hiking, fishing, or skiing.

Below you’ll find details about the facilities and services available between April and November 2017. For details about our winter season, check out the Winter in Yellowstone page.

 

2017 Dates

All dates are subject to change.

Bridge Bay

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Bridge Bay Campground May 19 September 11
Dock Rental May 19 September 10
Guided Fishing & Sightseeing Tour June 12 September 3
Marina Store May 19 September 3
Outboards, Guide Boats, Rental Boats June 12 September 3
Scenicruises & Backcountry Shuttles June 12 September 10

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the campground, which closes at 11 am.

 

Canyon Village

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Bear Spray Rental Kiosk May 27 September 30
Canyon Campground May 26 September 24
Canyon Lodge (lodging, dining, retail) June 2 October 8
Canyon Visitor Education Center April 21 November 5
Canyon Yellowstone Adventures Store April 21 November 5
General Store May 12 October 8
Post Office Late May to Mid-September
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas (LP available) April 21 October 22
Wrecker April 28 October 15
Repairs May 26 September 4
Trail Rides June 21 September 3

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the campground, which closes at 11 am.

 

Fishing Bridge

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Fishing Bridge RV Park May 5 September 17
Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum May 26 October 9
General Store May 5 October 15
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas (LP available) May 5 September 17
Wrecker May 27 September 5
Repairs May 27 September 5

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the RV Park, which closes at 11 am.

 

Grant Village, West Thumb, & South

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
General Store May 26 September 17
Grant Village Campground June 9 September 17
Grant Village Lake House Restaurant May 26 September 24
Grant Village Lodge (lodging, dining room, gift shop) May 19 October 1
Grant Visitor Center May 26 October 9
Lewis Lake Campground June 15 November 5
Mini Store May 12 September 24
Post Office Mid-May to Mid-September
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas (LP available) May 26 September 24
Repairs May 26 September 4
Wrecker May 26 September 4
West Thumb Information Station May 26 October 9

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except campgrounds, which close at 11 am.

 

Lake Village

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
General Store May 19 September 24
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins (lodging, dining, gift shop) May 12 October 8
Lake Lodge Cabins (lodging, dining, gift shop) June 10 September 24
  • Lake Medical Clinic
May 12 September 23
Post Office Mid-May to Mid-October

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.

 

Mammoth Hot Springs & Indian Creek

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Albright Visitor Center Open all year
General Store Open all year¹
Indian Creek Campground June 9 September 11
Mammoth Campground Open all year
Mammoth Clinic (307-344-7965, 911 for emergencies) Open all year²
Seven days a week June 1 September 28
Weekdays only September 29 May 31
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (cabins, dining) April 28³ October 9
Mammoth Hotel (fast dining) April 28 October 15
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (hotel lodging) Late summer³ October 9
Post Office Open all year4
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas - LP available May 12 October 1

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except campgrounds, which close at 11 am.
¹ - General store closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
² - Clinic closed January 1–2, May 29, November 22–24, and December 25–26.
³ - Hotel and guest facilities at Mammoth Hot Springs will open during Summer 2017, though the hotel lobby, retail shop, Map Room and some guest units will not be open for a portion of the season due to construction.
4 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

 

Norris

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Museum of the National Park Ranger May 27 September 24
Norris Campground May 19 September 25
Norrise Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station May 20 October 9

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the campground, which closes at 11 am.

 

Old Faithful

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Bike Rentals May 27 September 24
General Store (Lower) May 5 September 24
General Store (Upper) April 28 October 29
Old Faithful Clinic May 12 October 1
Old Faithful Inn (lodging, dining, gift shop) May 5 October 8
Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli May 5 October 7
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins (lodging, dining, gift shop) May 19 October 1
Old Faithful Snow Lodge (gift shop, fast dining) April 21 November 5
Old Faithful Snow Lodge (lodging, dining) April 28 October 22
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center April 21 November 5
Post Office Early May to Late October
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, LP gas available, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas (Lower) April 28 October 8
Gas (Upper) May 19 September 11
Repairs May 27 September 5
Wrecker April 28 October 8

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.

 

Tower, Roosevelt, and Northeast

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Cookout June 10 September 9
General Store (Tower Fall) May 19 September 17
Mini Store (Roosevelt) June 9 September 3
Pebble Creek Campground June 15 September 25
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins (lodging, dining, gift shop) June 9 September 4
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas (LP available) June 2 September 4
Slough Creek Campground June 15 October 7
Tower Fall Campground May 26 September 25
Trail & Stagecoach Rides June 9 September 3

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except campgrounds, which close at 11 am.

 

West Entrance & Madison

Facility/Service First Day Last Day*
Madison Campground April 28 October 15
Madison Information Station May 26 October 9
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (NPS Desk) April 21 November 5

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the campground, which closes at 11 am.

 
 
 

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Mailing Address:

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

Phone:

(307) 344-7381

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