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Learn how to #PlanLikeAParkRanger by following our top 10 tips for a winter visit to Yellowstone! Restricted vehicle access and limited services make winter visits far different than a summer experience. So, plan ahead, recreate responsibly, and help ensure this iconic landscape may be enjoyed by future generations.
Top Things to Know in Winter
1. Most Park Roads Closed to Automobiles
2. Anticipate Icy and Snowy Conditions
4. Services are Limited
There are currently no campgrounds open for the winter.
6. Prepare for Winter Conditions
7. Do Not Approach or Feed Wildlife
8. Stay on Boardwalks
9. Enhance Your Experience
10. Connectivity is Limited
Shelter for skiers, snowshoers, and snowmobilers.
Prepare for cold air, deep snow, and slippery boardwalks.
Winter Clothing and Equipment
Review tips for staying comfortable in the cold.
Ski & Snowshoe
Make tracks in a winter wonderland.
Ride a Snowmobile or Snowcoach
Take a guided tour of wintry Yellowstone.
Snowmobile Access Program
Learn about our non-commercially guided snowmobile program.
Join a Guided Tour
Professional guides can help you make the most of your visit.
Plan Your Visit
Yellowstone is seasonal. Plan your visit by learning about current conditions, seasons, road conditions, services, activities, and more.
Explore Yellowstone's seasons.
Explore in Summer
Planning is crucial to a good summer visit, as this is the time when most people come to the park.
Last updated: December 1, 2023