Yellowstone Park Near Completely Open by Saturday

Yellowstone Park Near Completely Open by Saturday

Crews worked rapidly to get the park reopened after floods damaged a number of thoroughfares in early June.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park will be all but completely open by Saturday after flood waters closed down a large portion of the park’s byways in June.

The YNP Public Affairs Office reports that the North Loop will be open to all visitors on Saturday. In addition to roads in the south loop, visitors will now be able to access:  

  • Norris Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs  
  • Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower-Roosevelt  
  • Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) 

Visitors can access the south and north loops via the East Entrance (Cody), West Entrance (West Yellowstone, Montana), and South Entrance (Grand Teton/Jackson, Wyoming).  

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Most of Yellowstone’s southern backcountry will open to overnight use on Friday, July 1, however some trails and campsites will remain closed for repairs due to flood impacts, high water and bear management closures

A large portion of the backcountry in the north remains closed as damage assessments continue. Many northern trails have been severely damaged and bridges washed away. Additional backcountry in the northern part of the park will reopen as repairs and final damage assessments are completed.  

Visitors traveling to the park are encouraged to stay informed about the current situation, changes in visitor entry requirements, and road conditions. The public should also use extreme caution in areas of high water. 

Visitors should regularly monitor updates from the park on new openings or closures as recovery efforts continue.