Yellowstone National Park open to visitors

Yellowstone National Park open to visitors

JACKSON – The gates to the world’s first national park are open again after a 16-day closure. Visitors are encouraged to return to the region to take advantage of the crisp weather and enjoy the last few weeks of the fall season.

All of the entrances to Yellowstone National Park are open to visitors. All roads in the park are open with the exception of the section linking Tower Junction and Canyon over Dunraven Pass, which has closed for the season. Outside the park’s Northeast Entrance, US-212 remains open through Silver Gate and Cooke City east to the junction with WY-296, the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. The road over Beartooth Pass has closed for the season.

Lodging facilities through Xanterra within Yellowstone National Park remain closed as the summer season comes to a close. Old Faithful Snow Lodge will reopen for the winter season on December 18, 2013 and the Geyser Grill and Bear Den Gift Shop reopens December 15, 2013. Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel will open December 20, 2013.

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The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center and the temporary Visitor Center in Mammoth Hot Springs opened at 9 a.m. today. The Mammoth Hot Springs and Lewis Lake Campgrounds are open. The Yellowstone General Store in Mammoth Hot Springs is open. Pay at the pump fuel is available by credit card at locations throughout the park. All other visitor services in Yellowstone have closed for the season.

Information on visiting Wyoming including the communities of Cody and Jackson is available from their Chambers of Commerce, or by contacting Wyoming Office of Tourism at 800-225-5996 or on the web at

Updated Yellowstone National Park road information is available 24 hours a day by calling 307-344-2117. Updated information on current conditions in the park will be available online throughout the day at