Current Conditions

 
 

Roads & Construction

All roads are open although temporary closures may occur. For current road status, check the map above or call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information. The park roads page lists current status, seasonal road opening/closing dates, as well as construction projects. Our webcams provide a live look at traffic approaching the north and west entrances.

Eating & Sleeping

As our summer season comes to a close, check our camping and lodging pages to see what remains open when making your fall plans. Find more seasonal info on our operating hours & seasons page. Our nearby attractions page provides links to services in surrounding communities.

Wildlife

Never approach animals or block traffic to view them. The animals in Yellowstone are wild and unpredictable, no matter how calm they appear to be. Always stay at least 100 yards (91 m) away from bears and wolves, and at least 25 yards (23 m) away from all other animals, including bison and elk. Read more about safety in bear country.

Hiking Trails & Backcountry Campsites

From September 9-13, the Chittenden road, parking lot, and trail located at the top of Dunraven Pass will be closed due to construction. Hikers can access Mount Washburn via the Mount Washburn trail. Check the backcountry situation report or call the Backcountry Office at 307-344-2160 for trail and campsite conditions. There are several trails closed in the Canyon area for reconstruction.

Fire

Wildland fire danger is MODERATE. As always, campfires are only permitted within fire rings in our campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning. Soak, stir, feel, repeat. See our current fire activity page for more information.

Swim & Soak

Boiling River: Open
Firehole Swim Area: Open
Park waters are swift and cold: use caution around all rivers and streams. Read more about swimming and soaking in Yellowstone.

Weather

The weather in Yellowstone can change quickly, especially during the spring. Check our weather page for more information and our webcams to observe current weather conditions.

Fishing

The fishing season runs from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (usually the last weekend in May) and extends through the first Sunday in November.

 
 
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Basic Information

Get all the essential information here, from directions to entrance fees to hours of operation.

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Backcountry Situation Report

Current conditions for trails and campsites.

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Current Geyser Activity

Get the latest geyser eruption predictions.

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Canyon Area Construction Projects

Learn about current and future closures that are part of the Canyon Overlooks and Trails Restoration Project.

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Mount Washburn Construction Projects

Learn about the construction projects underway on Mount Washburn.

Last updated: September 9, 2019

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0168

Phone:

307-344-7381

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