Operating Hours & Seasons

 

For current road status and seasonal opening/closing dates, visit the park roads page.

During winter, access to the interior of the park (e.g. Old Faithful, Canyon) is restricted to oversnow travel and many facilities are closed. For winter opening/closing dates, visit the winter trip planning page.

 

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Bridge Bay

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bridge Bay Campground Closed June 22 September 5
Dock Rental Closed June 22 September 11
Marina Store Closed June 22 September 4
Outboards, Guide Boats, and Rental Boats Closed June 22 September 5
Scenic-cruiser Closed June 22 September 11
Guided Fishing/Sightseeing Charter Boats Closed June 22 September 11
Backcountry Boat Shuttle Service Closed June 22 September 11

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

 

Canyon Village and the Grand Canyon

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bear Spray Rental Kiosk Open June 22 September 29
Canyon Campground Closed June 29 September 18
Canyon Lodges and Cabins
Lodging - Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden Open June 29 October 10
Lodging - Cascade, Dunraven, Chittenden, Moran Open June 29 October 2
Cabins Open June 29 October 2
Washburn Lookout (snacks) Open June 29
Canyon Lodge (Food and Gifts)
M66 Grill Closed TBD
Eatery Open June 22 October 10
Falls Cafe Open August 2 October 10
Ice Creamery Closed August 2
Gift Shop Open June 22 October 10
Canyon Visitor Education Center Open June 22 October 31
Canyon Yellowstone Adventure Store Closed June 22 September 4
General Store Open June 22 October 9
Post Office Open June 22 October 4
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Open June 22 October 30
Wrecker Open June 22 October 30
Repairs Closed June 22 September 5
Trail Rides Closed Closed for 2022

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

 

Fishing Bridge

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Fishing Bridge RV Park Open June 22 October 9
Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum Closed TBD October 9
General Store Open June 22 October 9
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Open June 22 October 2
Wrecker Closed June 22 September 5
Repairs Closed June 22 September 5

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

 

Lake Village

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
General Store Closed June 22 September 11
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Lodging Open June 22 October 2
Cabins Open June 22 October 2
Deli Open June 22 October 2
Dining Room Open June 22 October 2
Gift Shop Open June 22 October 2
Lake Lodge Cabins
Cabins Open June 22 October 2
Wylie's Canteen Open June 22 October 2
Gift Shop Open June 22 October 2
Lake Medical Clinic Closed June 22 September 18
Post Office Open June 22 October 1

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

 

Madison and the West

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Madison Campground Open June 26 October 16
Madison Information Station Open July 3 September 30
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (NPS Desk) Open April 15 October 31
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (Chamber of Commerce) Open Open all year*

* - Open daily, May through September, and open weekdays, early November through April.

 

Mammoth Hot Springs and the North

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Albright Visitor Center1 Open July 2
General Store2 Open July 11
Indian Creek Campground Closed TBD
Mammoth Campground Closed TBD
Mammoth Clinic3 (307-344-7965, call 911 for emergencies) Open
Seven days a week (M-Th in Mammoth Hot Springs; Fri-Sun in Gardiner) July 2
Weekdays only September 26
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (See Explore in Winter for winter dates)
Cabins Closed TBD October 10
Dining Room Closed TBD November 27
Hotel Lodging Closed TBD November 27
Map Room Bar Closed TBD November 27
Terrace Grill Closed TBD October 10
Gift Shop4 Open July 8 October 31
Hotel Lobby (Public Restrooms Only)4 Open July 8 November 27
Post Office5 Open July 2
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas - LP available Open July 2 October 9

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except campgrounds, which close at 11 am.
1 - Albright Visitor Center closed Thanksgiving Day.
2 - Open daily (9am-4:30pm). General store closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
3 - Clinic hours: Mon-Thur at Mammoth Hot Springs (8:30am-5pm), Fri-Sun outside Yellowstone Forever in Gardiner, MT (8:30am-5pm). Closed December 31-January 1, May 30, November 23–25, December 22–23, December 29–30. September 26–June 5 closes at 1:00 pm on Fridays.
4 - Open 7 days a week (10am-4:30pm).
5 - Open Mon-Fri (8:30am-5:00pm), excluding holidays.

 

Norris Geyser Basin

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Museum of the National Park Ranger Closed August 5 September 5
Norris Campground Closed Closed for 2022
Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station Open June 22 October 10
Norris Bookstore Open June 22 October 10

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

 

Old Faithful

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bike Rentals Open August 2 October 30
General Store (Lower) Closed June 22 September 25
General Store (Upper) Open June 22 October 16
Old Faithful Clinic Open June 22 October 7
Old Faithful Inn
Lodging Open June 22 October 10
Dining Open June 22 October 10
Bear Paw Deli Open June 22 October 10
Gift Shop Open June 22 October 10
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Cabins Open June 22 October 2
Cafeteria Open June 22 October 2
Bake Shop Closed TBD October 2
Gift Shop Open June 22 October 2
Tribal Heritage Center Open June 22 TBD
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Lodging Open June 22 October 30
Cabins Open June 22 October 30
Geyser Grill Open June 22 October 31
Obsidian Dining Room Open June 22 October 30
Bear Den Gift Shop Open June 22 October 31
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (See Explore in Winter for winter dates) Open June 22 November 1
Post Office Closed Closed for 2022
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, LP gas available, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas (Lower) Closed June 22 September 11
Store and Gas (Upper) Open June 22 October 23
Repairs Closed June 22 September 5
Wrecker Open June 22 October 23

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

 

Tower–Roosevelt and the Northeast

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Old West Dinner Cookout Closed Closed for 2022
Tower Fall General Store Closed July 2 September 18
Roosevelt Store Closed TBD TBD
Pebble Creek Campground Closed Closed for 2022
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins
Cabins Closed Closed for 2022
Dining Room Closed Closed for 2022
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas Closed July 2 September 5
Slough Creek Campground Closed TBD October 12
Tower Fall Campground Closed TBD TBD
Horseback and Stagecoach Rides Closed Closed for 2022

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

 

West Thumb, Grant, and the South

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
General Store Closed June 22 September 11
Grant Village Campground Closed June 22 September 11
Grant Village Lake House Restaurant Closed Closed for 2022
Grant Village Lodge
Lodging Open June 22 October 2
Dining Room Open June 22 October 2
Gift Shop Open June 22 October 2
Grant Visitor Center Open June 22 October 9
Lewis Lake Campground Open August 16 October 14
Mini Store Open June 22 October 2
Post Office Closed Closed for 2022
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Closed June 22 September 18
Repairs Closed June 22 September 5
Wrecker Closed June 22 September 5
West Thumb Information Station Open June 22 October 9

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

 
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Seasons

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Explore in Summer

Planning is crucial to a good summer visit, as this is the time when most people come to the park.

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Explore in Winter

Ready to brave the cold? Check out this information for planning a winter visit.

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Current Conditions

Learn about things that could affect your visit before you arrive.

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Roads & Construction

Check the status and seasonal closing dates of park roads.

Last updated: September 26, 2022

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