Operating Hours & Seasons

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Map of Yellowstone showing service and roads available as of May 22, 2020

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.

Once roads open for the summer season, they are not gated at night and people may enter/exit the park 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Discover what season is best for you by reviewing the 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. For winter times, check out the Explore in Winter page.

 

2020 Dates

All dates are subject to change. We will continue to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance and adjust operations as needed.

Bridge Bay

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bridge Bay Campground CLOSED June 17 September 7
Dock Rental CLOSED June 17 September 13
Marina Store CLOSED June 19 September 13
Outboards, Guide Boats, and Rental Boats CLOSED June 17 September 13
Scenicruises CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020

* - 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 CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Canyon Campground CLOSED June 19 September 20
Canyon Lodges and Cabins
Lodging CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Cabins CLOSED June 19 October 4
Canyon Lodge (Food and Gifts)
M66 Grill CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Eatery CLOSED June 19 October 12
Falls Cafe CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Ice Creamery CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Gift Shop CLOSED June 19 October 12
Canyon Visitor Education Center CLOSED TBD November 1
Canyon Yellowstone Adventure Store CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
General Store CLOSED May 29 October 18
Post Office CLOSED TBD
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Open May 22 October 25
Wrecker Available May 22 October 25
Repairs Available May 22 September 7
Trail Rides CLOSED June 19 September 7

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the campground, which closes at 11 am.
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.

 

Fishing Bridge

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Fishing Bridge RV Park CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum CLOSED TBD October 10
General Store CLOSED June 5 October 11
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Pumps Open May 27 September 27
Wrecker CLOSED May 27 September 7
Repairs CLOSED May 27 September 7

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the RV Park, which closes at 11 am.
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.

 

Lake Village

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
General Store CLOSED June 26 October 4
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Lodging CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Cabins CLOSED June 17 October 12
Deli CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Dining Room CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Gift Shop CLOSED June 17 October 4
Lake Lodge Cabins
Cabins CLOSED June 17 October 4
Lodge Creek Cabins CLOSED July 151 October 4
Cafeteria CLOSED June 17 October 4
Gift Shop CLOSED June 17 October 4
Lake Medical Clinic CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Post Office CLOSED TBD

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.
- Hours 8:30 am–8:30 pm, 5/15–9/14 and 10 am–6:30 pm 9/15–9/20.
1 - These cabins open later due to bear activity in the area. This date is approximate.
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.

 

Madison and the West

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Madison Campground CLOSED June 15 October 18
Madison Information Station CLOSED TBD October 3
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (NPS Desk) CLOSED TBD November 1
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (Chamber of Commerce) CLOSED TBD

* - 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 Center CLOSED TBD
General Store CLOSED June 5
Indian Creek Campground CLOSED July 1 September 14
Mammoth Campground CLOSED July 1
Mammoth Clinic (307-344-7965, 911 for emergencies) Open Open all year3
Seven days a week May 30 September 24
Weekdays only September 25 May 29
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (cabins and gift shop) CLOSED June 15 October 12
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (dining room) CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Mammoth Hotel Terrace Grill (fast dining) CLOSED June 15 October 11
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (hotel lodging) CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Post Office Open Open all year4
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas - LP available Pumps Open TBD October 4

* - 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 - General store closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
3 - Clinic closed December 31-January 1, May 25, November 25–27, and December 24–25.
4 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.

 

Norris Geyser Basin

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Museum of the National Park Ranger CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Norris Campground CLOSED July 1 September 28
Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station CLOSED TBD October 10

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except the campground, which closes at 11 am.
- Utility issues at the Norris Geyser Basin Museum (Opening delayed until resolved).

 

Old Faithful

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bike Rentals CLOSED TBD Labor Day
General Store (Lower) CLOSED June 26 October 11
General Store (Upper) CLOSED May 29 October 25
Old Faithful Clinic† Open May 22 October 2
Old Faithful Inn
Lodging CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Dining CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Bear Paw Deli CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Gift Shop CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Cabins CLOSED June 8 October 4
Cafeteria CLOSED June 8 October 4
Bake Shop CLOSED June 8 October 4
Gift Shop CLOSED June 8 October 4
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Lodging CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Cabins CLOSED June 8 October 25
Geyser Grill Open May 22 October 25
Obsidian Dining Room CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Bear Den Gift Shop Open May 22 October 25
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center CLOSED TBD November 1
Post Office CLOSED TBD Late October
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, LP gas available, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (Lower) Open May 22 October 18
Store and Gas (Upper) Pumps Open June 5 September 13
Repairs Available May 22 September 7
Wrecker Available May 22 October 18

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.
† - Hours 8:00 am–8:00 pm. Closed 5/27–30 for training.
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.

 

Tower–Roosevelt and the Northeast

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Old West Dinner Cookout CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Tower Fall General Store CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Roosevelt Store CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Pebble Creek Campground CLOSED July 1 September 28
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins
Cabins CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Dining Room CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Gift Shop CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas Pumps Open TBD September 7
Slough Creek Campground CLOSED July 1 October 13
Tower Fall Campground CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Horseback and Stagecoach Rides CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020

* - 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 19 September 27
Grant Village Campground CLOSED June 17 September 13
Grant Village Lake House Restaurant CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Grant Village Lodge
Lodging CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Dining Room CLOSED June 17 September 13
Gift Shop CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2020
Grant Visitor Center CLOSED TBD October 10
Lewis Lake Campground CLOSED July 1 November 1
Mini Store CLOSED June 5 October 4
Post Office CLOSED TBD
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Pumps Open June 12 September 20
Repairs CLOSED June 12 September 7
Wrecker CLOSED June 12 September 7
West Thumb Information Station CLOSED TBD Mid-October

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except campgrounds, which close at 11 am.
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.

 
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Seasons

Explore Yellowstone's seasons.

People line the boardwalk, looking out and taking pictures of a steaming hot spring.

Explore in Summer

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

A skier enjoys a winter sunrise at near a steaming geyser.

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: May 22, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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