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.

Road Opening/Closing Dates

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

 

Bridge Bay

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Bridge Bay Campground CLOSED June 11 September 6
Dock Rental CLOSED June 4 September 12
Marina Store CLOSED June 18 September 5
Outboards, Guide Boats, and Rental Boats CLOSED June 11 September 5
Scenic-cruiser CLOSED 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 CLOSED May 22 September 25
Canyon Campground CLOSED May 21 September 19
Canyon Lodges and Cabins
Lodging - Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden CLOSED May 28 October 11
Lodging - Cascade, Dunraven, Chittenden, Moran CLOSED June 11 October 3
Cabins CLOSED May 21 October 3
Washburn Lookout (snacks) CLOSED May 21 October 11
Canyon Lodge (Food and Gifts)
M66 Grill CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Eatery CLOSED May 21 October 11
Falls Cafe CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Ice Creamery CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
Gift Shop CLOSED May 21 October 11
Canyon Visitor Education Center Open August 1 November 7
Canyon Yellowstone Adventure Store CLOSED June 25 September 12
General Store CLOSED May 14 October 17
Post Office CLOSED May 20 September 24
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 CLOSED 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.
- Visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges Summer 2021 Operations web page for additional details.

 

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 CLOSED May 21 October 10
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) CLOSED May 21 September 26
Wrecker CLOSED May 28 September 6
Repairs CLOSED 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 CLOSED June 11 September 26
Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Lodging CLOSED May 28 October 3
Cabins CLOSED May 28 October 3
Deli CLOSED May 28 October 3
Dining Room CLOSED May 28 October 3
Gift Shop CLOSED May 28 October 3
Lake Lodge Cabins
Cabins CLOSED June 10 September 26
Wylie's Canteen CLOSED June 10 August 13
Gift Shop CLOSED June 10 September 26
Lake Medical Clinic1 CLOSED May 28 September 19
Post Office CLOSED May 11 October 1

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.
1 - May 28–September 14 7 days a week 8:30 am–8:30 pm; September 15–19 10:00 am–6:30 pm
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.
- Visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges Summer 2021 Operations web page for additional details.

 

Madison and the West

Facility/Service Status First Day Last Day*
Madison Campground CLOSED May 14 October 17
Madison Information Station CLOSED CLOSED ALL 2021
West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center (NPS Desk) Open April 15 November 7
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 year-round1
General Store Open Open year-round2
Indian Creek Campground CLOSED 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 CLOSED May 7 October 11
Dining Room Open May 21 November 28
Hotel Lodging Open April 30 November 28
Map Room Bar Open May 21 November 28
Terrace Grill CLOSED 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 CLOSED 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.
- All food services will be Grab N Go only, potentially throughout the season.
- Visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges Summer 2021 Operations web page for additional details.

 

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 CLOSED May 30 October 11
Norris Bookstore CLOSED May 30 September 27

* - 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 May 31 September 6
General Store (Lower) CLOSED June 11 October 10
General Store (Upper) Open May 7 October 24
Old Faithful Clinic1 CLOSED May 14 October 1
Old Faithful Inn
Lodging CLOSED June 4 October 11
Dining CLOSED July 13 October 11
Bear Paw Deli CLOSED June 4 October 11
Gift Shop CLOSED June 4 October 11
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Cabins CLOSED May 14 October 3
Cafeteria CLOSED May 14 October 3
Bake Shop CLOSED May 14 October 3
Gift Shop CLOSED May 14 October 3
Old Faithful Photoshop CLOSED May 14 October 11
Old Faithful Snow Lodge
Lodging Open May 7 October 31
Cabins Open May 7 October 31
Geyser Grill Open April 16 November 7
Obsidian Dining Room Open May 7 October 31
Bear Den Gift Shop Open April 16 November 7
Old Faithful Visitor Education Center Open July 31 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) CLOSED June 11 September 12
Store and Gas (Upper) CLOSED April 30 October 17
Repairs CLOSED May 28 September 6
Wrecker CLOSED April 30 October 17

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed.
1 - 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.
- Visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges Summer 2021 Operations web page for additional details.

 

Tower–Roosevelt and the Northeast

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

* - Facilities close at the end of the business day listed, except campgrounds, which close at 11 am.
- Visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges Summer 2021 Operations web page for additional details.

 

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 CLOSED ALL 2021
Grant Village Lodge
Lodging 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 Open June 15 November 7
Mini Store CLOSED May 28 October 3
Post Office CLOSED May 12 September 21
Service Station (406-848-7548 for assistance, credit card fueling available 24-hours)
Store and Gas (LP available) CLOSED May 28 September 19
Repairs CLOSED May 28 September 6
Wrecker CLOSED May 28 September 6
West Thumb Information Station CLOSED May 21 September 27

* - 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.
- Visit the Yellowstone National Park Lodges Summer 2021 Operations web page for additional details.

 
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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: October 18, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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