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Spring Plowing Set To Begin March 15

It’s that time of year again: some Yellowstone roads will close soon for spring plowing.

It’s already begun in portions of Yellowstone National Park: the road between the East Entrance and Fishing Bridge closed March 1.

Beginning Sunday, March 6, at 9 p.m., the road between Mammoth to Norris Junction will close. After the Mammoth-Norris road closes, the rest of the Park’s snowmobile and snowcoach travel ways will close in stages. By March 15, at 9 p.m., Yellowstone will be completely closed to oversnow travel.

Spring plowing is set to last until April 15 when, weather permitting, the Park will reopen to vehicle traffic.

In addition to the roads, several places in Old Faithful (the Bear Den Gift Shop, Geyser Grill, and Old Faithful Visitor Center) will close March 15 as well and reopen later in the spring. You can see the full listing of opening closing dates for facilities here.

Most of Mammoth Hot Springs (campground, Yellowstone General Store, post office, medical clinic, self-serve fuel pumps, and Albright Visitor Center) is open year-round during spring plowing. The road between Gardiner/the North Entrance and Cooke City/the Northeast Entrance, as always, is open year-round.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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