Yellowstone hosts around four million visits each year. More than half of these visits happen during June, July, and August. If you plan to come during summer, make reservations for camping or lodging as far in advance as possible: don't expect to find a spot at the last minute.
For a less busy Yellowstone experience, visit during our shoulder seasons or even winter. Start planning by reviewing the month-by month description of seasons, the opening and closing schedule of park roads, and tips for exploring in winter.
Read more about visitation statistics, visitor use in national parks, or dive into the National Park Service visitation statistics offered by the Public Use Statistics Office.
Roads & Construction
Check the status and seasonal closing dates of park roads.
Explore Yellowstone's seasons.
Explore in Winter
Ready to brave the cold? Check out this information for planning a winter visit.
Opening & Closing Dates
See what opens when for the summer season.
Last updated: February 22, 2022