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2015 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2015 Yellowstone National Park opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of July 12, 2015.

All Yellowstone Roads

  • The West and North entrances are open, allowing travel from Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; Norris to Canyon.
  • The South Entrance is open, allowing travel to Lake.
  • The East Entrance is open, allowing travel to Lake (Sylvan Pass), and Canyon Junction to Lake.
  • As of May 22, Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) and the Beartooth Highway are open.
  • The road between the North and Northeast Entrance, serving Mammoth Hot Springs, the Lamar Valley, Silver Gate and Cooke City, is open year-round.

Here are the closing dates for Yellowstone roads in 2015:

  • October 13: Beartooth Pass and Dunraven Pass close
  • November 2: All roads except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast entrance close at 8 a.m.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Dock Rental: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Marina Store: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Boat Tours: Opens June 15, closes Sept. 13.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Opens June 15, closes Sept. 13.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Open, closes Nov. 2.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Open, closes Oct. 19.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Canyon General Store: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Open (lobby).
  • Canyon Campground: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Canyon Lodge/Cabins: Open, closes Sept. 19.
  • Cafeteria: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Trail Rides: Opens June 23, closes Sept. 6.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard

Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Open, closes Sept. 20.
  • General Store: Open, closes Sept. 24.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Open, closes Sept. 20.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center: Open.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Open, closes Sept. 28.
  • Lodging and Restaurant: Open, closes Sept. 26.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Open, closes Sept. 20.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Service Station: Open, closes Sept. 27.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Open.
  • Grant General Store: Open, closes Sept. 21.
  • Grant Campground: Opens June 21, closes Sept. 20.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Dining Room & Deli: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Hotel Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Clinic: Open, closes Sept. 19.
  • Lake General Store: Open, closes Sept. 21.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Opens June 10, closes Sept. 27.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria: Opens June 10, closes Sept. 27.

Madison Information Station

  • Open.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Madison Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Closed.

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open all year, but might be closed on Sundays and some holidays.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays in winter.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Mammoth Hotel/Cabins/Dining Room: Open, closes Oct. 12.
  • Service Station: Open, closes Oct. 5.
  • Trail Rides: Open.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Mammoth Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Closed.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Open.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Open.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Open.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food/Bear Den Gift Shop: Open, closes Nov. 1.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms, Cabins and Restaurant: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Service Station (lower): Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Open, closes Oct. 12.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Inn, Gift Shop, Dining Room, Bear Paw Deli: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Open, closes Oct. 9.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Open, closes Oct. 9.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Open, closes Oct. 9.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Service Station (upper): Open, closes Sept. 14.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (basin): Open, closes Sept. 28.
  • Repair Service: Open closes Sept. 7.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Open, closes Sept. 17.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Open, closes Sept. 1.
  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Roosevelt Store: Open closes Aug. 31.
  • Cook-Out: Open, closes Sept. 12.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Open.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Grant Village: Opens June 21, closes Sept. 20.
  • Madison: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Open, closes Sept. 20.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Opens June 12, closes Sept. 14.
  • Lewis Lake: Opens June 15, closes Nov. 1.
  • Mammoth: Open all year.
  • Norris: Open, closes Sept. 28.
  • Pebble Creek: Opens June 15, closes Sept. 28.
  • Slough Creek: Opens June 15, closes Oct. 7.
  • Tower Fall: Open, closes Sept. 28.