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.

 
 

Bridge Bay

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bridge Bay Campground Closed May 19 September 4
Dock Rental Closed June 2 September 10
Marina Store Closed June 9 September 3
Outboards, Guide Boats, and Rental Boats Closed June 9 September 4
Scenic-cruiser Closed June 9 September 10
Backcountry Boat Shuttle Service Closed June 9 September 10
Guided Fishing/Sightseeing Charter Boats Closed June 9 September 4

* - 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 TBD
Canyon Campground Closed May 26 September 17
Canyon Lodges and Cabins
Lodging - Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden Closed May 19 October 9
Lodging - Cascade, Dunraven, Chittenden, Moran Closed May 26 October 1
Cabins Closed May 19 October 1
Washburn Lookout (snacks) Closed TBD
Canyon Lodge (Food and Gifts)
M66 Grill Closed May 19 October 9
Eatery Closed May 19 October 9
Falls Cafe Closed June 3 September 4
Ice Creamery Closed June 18 September 17
Gift Shop Closed May 19 October 9
Canyon Visitor Education Center (See Explore in Winter for winter dates) Closed TBD
Canyon Yellowstone Adventure Store Closed June 16 September 3
General Store Closed May 12 October 15
Post Office Closed TBD
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Closed TBD
Wrecker Closed TBD
Repairs Closed TBD
Trail Rides Closed June 16 September 4

* - 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 Closed May 12 October 8
Fishing Bridge Visitor Center & Trailside Museum Closed TBD
General Store Closed May 19 October 8
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Closed TBD
Wrecker Closed TBD
Repairs Closed TBD

* - 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 2 September 10
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Lodging Closed May 12 October 1
Cabins Closed May 12 October 1
Deli Closed May 12 October 1
Dining Room1 Closed May 12 October 1
Gift Shop Closed May 12 October 1
Lake Lodge Cabins
Cabins Closed June 10 October 1
Wylie's Canteen Closed June 10 October 1
Gift Shop Closed June 10 October 1
Cabins (Bear area) Closed July 1 October 1
Lake Medical Clinic Closed TBD
Post Office Closed TBD

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.
1 - Closed for lunch.

 

Madison and the West

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Madison Campground Closed May 5 October 15
Madison Information Station Closed TBD
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (NPS Desk) Closed 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 Open all year1
General Store Open Open all year2
Indian Creek Campground Closed June 9 September 10
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 September 25
Weekdays only September 26 December 31
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel (See Explore in Winter for winter dates)
Cabins Closed May 12 October 9
Dining Room4 Closed April 28 November 26
Hotel Lodging Closed April 28 November 26
Map Room Bar Closed April 28 November 26
Terrace Grill Closed April 28 October 9
Gift Shop Closed April 28 October 9
Post Office Open Open all year5
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas - LP available Closed TBD

* - 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-5:00pm). 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 for lunch, May 13–November 25
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 TBD
Norris Campground Closed TBD
Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station Closed TBD
Norris Bookstore Closed TBD

* - 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 Closed TBD
General Store (Lower) Closed June 2 September 17
General Store (Upper) Closed April 28 October 15
Old Faithful Clinic Closed TBD
Old Faithful Inn
Lodging Closed May 5 October 9
Dining Closed May 5 October 9
Bear Paw Deli Closed May 5 October 9
Gift Shop Closed TBD
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Cabins - Budget, Frontier Closed May 12 October 1
Cafeteria Closed May 12 October 1
Bake Shop Closed May 12 October 1
Ice Cream Closed May 26 September 17
Gift Shop Closed May 12 October 1
Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center Closed TBD
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Lodging Closed April 28 October 29
Cabins Closed April 28 October 29
Geyser Grill Closed April 21 November 1
Obsidian Dining Room Closed TBD
Bear Den Gift Shop Closed April 21 November 1
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center (See Explore in Winter for winter dates) Closed TBD
Post Office Closed TBD
Service Stations (406-848-7548 for assistance, LP gas available, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas (Lower) Closed TBD
Store and Gas (Upper) Closed TBD
Repairs Closed TBD
Wrecker Closed TBD

* - 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 TBD
Tower Fall General Store Closed May 26 September 24
Roosevelt Store Closed TBD
Pebble Creek Campground Closed TBD
Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins
Cabins Closed June 2 September 4
Dining Room Closed June 2 September 4
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Gas Closed TBD
Slough Creek Campground Closed TBD
Tower Fall Campground Closed TBD
Horseback and Stagecoach Rides Closed June 2 September 10

* - 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 9 September 10
Grant Village Campground Closed June 2 September 10
Grant Village Lake House Restaurant Closed May 26 September 24
Grant Village Lodge
Lodging Closed May 26 October 1
Dining Room1 Closed May 26 October 1
Gift Shop Closed May 26 October 1
Grant Visitor Center Closed TBD
Lewis Lake Campground Closed June 15 October 14
Mini Store Closed May 19 October 1
Post Office Closed TBD
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) Closed TBD
Repairs Closed TBD
Wrecker Closed TBD
West Thumb Information Station Closed TBD

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

 
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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: January 23, 2023

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