Operating Hours & Seasons

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2021 Dates

All opening and closing dates are subject to change based on future conditions, staffing levels, or public health guidance.

Spring Road Openings

As spring snow plowing progresses, roads in the park will open on a staggered schedule. Visit the Park Roads page to learn more.

 

Bridge Bay

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bridge Bay Campground Open June 11 September 6
Dock Rental Open June 4 September 12
Marina Store CLOSED June 18 September 5
Outboards, Guide Boats, and Rental Boats Open June 11 September 5
Scenic-cruiser Open June 11 September 12

* - 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 May 22 September 25
Canyon Campground Open May 21 September 19
Canyon Lodges and Cabins
Lodging - Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden Open May 28 October 11
Lodging - Cascade, Dunraven, Chittenden, Moran Open June 11 October 3
Cabins Open May 21 October 3
Washburn Lookout (snacks) Open May 21 October 11
Canyon Lodge (Food and Gifts)
M66 Grill CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Eatery Open May 21 October 11
Falls Cafe CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Ice Creamery CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Gift Shop Open May 21 October 11
Canyon Visitor Education Center Open June 6 November 7
Canyon Yellowstone Adventure Store CLOSED June 25 September 12
General Store Open May 14 October 17
Post Office Open May 20 TBD
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Open April 28 October 24
Wrecker Open April 28 October 24
Repairs Open May 28 September 6
Trail Rides CLOSED June 18 September 6

* - 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 2021
Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
General Store Open May 21 October 10
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Open May 21 September 26
Wrecker Open May 28 September 6
Repairs Open May 28 September 6

* - 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 Open June 11 October 3
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Lodging1 Open May 28 October 3
Cabins Open May 28 October 3
Deli Open May 28 October 3
Dining Room2 Open May 28 October 3
Gift Shop Open May 28 October 3
Lake Lodge Cabins
Cabins Open June 10 September 26
Wylie's Canteen Open June 10 September 26
Gift Shop Open June 10 September 26
Lake Medical Clinic Open May 28 September 19
Post Office Open May 11 TBD

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.
- May 28–September 14 7 days a week 8:30 am–8:30 pm; September 15–19 10:00 am–6:30 pm
1 - Sandpiper Lodge TBD. Opening and closing dates are subject to change based on future conditions and public health guidance.
2 - Limited indoor dining for Hotel guests only. Breakfast and dinner.
- 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 Open May 14 October 17
Madison Information Station CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (NPS Desk) CLOSED TBD TBD
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 Center Open June 6
General Store Open Open year-round
Indian Creek Campground Open June 11 September 13
Mammoth Campground Open Open year-round
Mammoth Clinic (307-344-7965, 911 for emergencies) Open Open all year3
Seven days a week June 4 September 24
Weekdays only September 25 June 3
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (See Explore in Winter for winter dates)
Cabins Open May 7 October 11
Dining Room6† Open May 21 November 28
Hotel Lodging6 Open April 30 November 28
Map Room and Bar Open May 21 November 28
Terrace Grill5‡ Open April 30 October 11
Gift Shop Open April 30 November 28
Post Office Open Open all year4
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas - LP available Open May 7 October 3

* - 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 31, November 25–27, and December 24–25; hours 8:30 am–5:00 pm; September 25–June 3 close at 1:00 pm on Fridays.
4 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, excluding holidays. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
5 - Initially serving breakfast and dinner only (6:30 am–10 am and 5 pm–8 pm).
6 - Opening and closing dates are subject to change based on future conditions and public health guidance.
† - Limited indoor dining
- 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 2021
Norris Campground CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station Open May 30 TBD
Norris Bookstore Open May 30 TBD

* - 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 Open May 31 September 6
General Store (Lower) Open June 11 October 10
General Store (Upper) Open May 7 October 24
Old Faithful Clinic Open May 14 October 1
Old Faithful Inn
Lodging1 Open June 4 October 11
Dining CLOSED TBD TBD
Bear Paw Deli Open June 4 October 11
Gift Shop Open June 4 October 11
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Cabins Open May 14 October 3
Cafeteria Open May 14 October 3
Bake Shop Open May 14 October 3
Gift Shop Open May 14 October 3
Old Faithful Photoshop Open May 14 TBD
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Lodging1 Open May 7 October 31
Cabins Open May 7 October 31
Geyser Grill Open April 16 November 7
Obsidian Dining Room2 Open May 7 October 31
Bear Den Gift Shop Open April 16 November 7
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center Open May 28 November 7
Post Office Open May 6 TBD
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, LP gas available, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (Lower) Open June 11 September 12
Store and Gas (Upper) Open April 30 October 17
Repairs Open May 28 September 6
Wrecker Open April 30 October 17

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.
- Hours 7 am–7 pm (May 14–September 14), 8:30 am–5 pm (September 15–October 1)
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.
1 - Opening and closing dates are subject to change based on future conditions and public health guidance.
2 - Initially serving breakfast and dinner only.

 

Tower–Roosevelt and the Northeast

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Old West Dinner Cookout Open June 5 September 12
Tower Fall General Store CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Roosevelt Store CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Pebble Creek Campground CLOSED June 15 September 27
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins
Cabins CLOSED TBD TBD
Dining Room‡1 Open June 4 September 6
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas Open June 4 September 5
Slough Creek Campground CLOSED June 15 October 12
Tower Fall Campground CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Horseback and Stagecoach Rides Open June 4 September 5

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except campgrounds, which close at 11 am.
‡ - Limited indoor dining
1 - Serving lunch and dinner only.

 

West Thumb, Grant, and the South

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
General Store CLOSED June 18 September 26
Grant Village Campground CLOSED June 18 September 12
Grant Village Lake House Restaurant CLOSED TBD TBD
Grant Village Lodge
Lodging1 CLOSED June 18 October 3
Dining Room CLOSED June 18 October 3
Gift Shop CLOSED June 18 October 3
Grant Visitor Center CLOSED Outdoor information desks
Lewis Lake Campground CLOSED June 15 November 7
Mini Store Open May 28 October 3
Post Office Open May 12 TBD
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Open May 28 September 19
Repairs Open May 28 September 6
Wrecker Open May 28 September 6
West Thumb Information Station Open May 21 TBD

* - 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.
1 - Opening and closing dates are subject to change based on future conditions and public health guidance.

 
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Seasons

Explore Yellowstone's 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: June 11, 2021

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PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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