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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 April 17, 2015.

All Yellowstone Roads

  • The West and North entrances are open, allowing travel Mammoth to Old Faithful; Madison to West Entrance; Norris to Canyon.
  • 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 remaining opening dates for Yellowstone roads in 2015:

  • May 1: Canyon Junction to Lake; Lake to East Entrance (Sylvan Pass).
  • May 8: Lake to South Entrance; Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 22: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass); Beartooth Highway.
  • June 11: Old Faithful to West Thumb (Craig Pass).

Here are the closing dates for Yellowstone roads in 2015:

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

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 7.
  • Dock Rental: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 13.
  • Marina Store: Opens May 29, 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): Opens May 1, closes Oct. 19.
  • Wrecker Service: Opens May 1, closes Oct. 11.
  • Canyon General Store: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 11.
  • Repair Service: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Open (lobby).
  • Canyon Campground: Opens May 29, closes Sept. 13.
  • Canyon Lodge/Cabins: Opens May 29, closes Sept. 19.
  • Cafeteria: Open May 23, closes Sept. 13.
  • Trail Rides: Opens June 23, closes Sept. 6.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard

Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Opens May 8, closes Sept. 20.
  • General Store: Opens May 8, closes Sept. 24.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Opens May 8, closes Sept. 20.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 7.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center: Closed.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Opens May 15, closes Sept. 28.
  • Lodging and Restaurant: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 26.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 20.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 7.
  • Service Station: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 27.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Grant General Store: Opens May 29, closes Sept. 21.
  • Grant Campground: Opens June 21, closes Sept. 20.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Dining Room & Deli: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Hotel Cabins: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Clinic: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 19.
  • Lake General Store: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 21.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Opens June 10, closes Sept. 27.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria: Opens June 10, closes Sept. 27.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Madison Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Closed.

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Closed for renovations. Temporary visitor center is 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 April 24, closes Oct. 18.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Opens April 24, closes Oct. 18.
  • Mammoth Hotel/Cabins/Dining Room: Opens May 1, closes Oct. 12.
  • Service Station: Opens May 18, closes Oct. 5.
  • Trail Rides: Closed.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Mammoth Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Closed.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed.

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: Opens May 1, closes Oct. 18.
  • Service Station (lower): Opens May 1, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Opens May 1, closes Oct. 12.
  • Wrecker Service: Opens May 1, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Inn, Gift Shop, Dining Room, Bear Paw Deli: Opens May 8, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 9.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 9.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 9.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Opens May 15, closes Oct. 2.
  • Service Station (upper): Opens May 29, closes Sept. 14.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (basin): Opens May 22, closes Sept. 28.
  • Repair Service: Opens May 29, closes Sept. 7.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Opens May 29, closes Sept. 17.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Opens June 6, closes Sept. 1.
  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins: Opens June 5, closes Sept. 7.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Opens June 5, closes Sept. 6.
  • Roosevelt Store: Opens June 5, closes Aug. 31.
  • Cook-Out: Opens June 6, closes Sept. 12.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Closed.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon: Opens May 29, closes Sept. 13.
  • Grant Village: Opens June 21, closes Sept. 20.
  • Madison: Opens May 1, closes Oct. 18.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Opens May 5, 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: Opens May 15, closes Sept. 28.
  • Pebble Creek: Opens June 15, closes Sept. 28.
  • Slough Creek: Opens June 15, closes Oct. 7.
  • Tower Fall: Opens May 22, closes Sept. 28.