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2012-2013 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2012-2013 closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit to Yellowstone National Park. These dates are current as of October 21, 2012.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Closed; opens late May.
  • Dock Rental: Closed; opens late May.
  • Scenic Cruises: Closed; opens early June.
  • Guide Boats (outboards): Closed; opens early June.
  • Marina Store: Closed; opens late May.

Canyon Village

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge/Dining Room/Picnic Shop/Dunraven & Cascade Lodges/Western Cabins: Closed; opens June 1.
  • Frontier Cabins: Closed; opens June 1.
  • Cafeteria: Closed; opens June 1
  • Canyon Campground: Closed; opens June 1.
  • Trail Rides: Closed; opens late June.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed; opens mid-May.
  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Open now, closes November 4; opens mid-April.
  • Service Station: Closed; opens late April.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed; opens early May.
  • Repair Service: Closed; opens late May.

Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed.
  • General Store: Closed; opens early May.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed; opens mid-May.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed; opens late May.

Grant Village

  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Lodging and Restaurant: Closed; opens May 25.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed; opens mid-June.
  • Mini Store: Closed; opens mid-May.
  • Grant General Store: Closed; opens late May.
  • Grant Campground: Closed; opens mid-June.
  • Service Station: Closed (credit-cards pump open all season); opens late May.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed; opens late May.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins: Closed; opens May 11.
  • Lake Dining Room & Deli: Closed; opens mid-May.
  • Lake Hotel Cabins: Closed; opens May 11.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed; opens June 10.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria: Closed; opens June 10.
  • Lake General Store: Closed; opens mid-May.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed; opens mid-May.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed.

Madison Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Opens Dec. 15; closes mid-March.

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Open year round.
  • Mammoth Hotel/Cabins/Dining Room: Closed; opens Dec. 20; closes early March; opens early May.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Closed; opens mid-May.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food/Gift Shop: Closed; opens late April.
  • Service Station: Closed; opens early May.
  • Trail Rides: Closed; opens late May.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open all year, but might be closed on Sundays and some holidays.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open except for Thanksgiving week and Dec. 25-26.

Mammoth Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Opens Dec. 21.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Open now, closes November 5; opens December 15.
  • Geyser Grill Fast Food: Open now, closes November 4; opens Dec. 15; closes March 15; opens mid-April.
  • Old Faithful Inn/Gift Shop: Closed; opens May 18.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms and Restaurant: Closed; opens again on Dec. 18, closes mid-March; opens early May.
  • Old Faithful Lodge, Cabins, & Food Service: Closed now; opens May 11.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (basin): Closed; opens mid-May.
  • Old Faithful Upper Store: Open now, closes October 17; opens late April.
  • Service Station (lower): Closed; opens May 18.
  • Service Station (upper): Closed (credit-card pumps open); opens late April.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed; opens late May.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins: Closed; opens June 8.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed; opens June 8.
  • Cook-Out: Closed; opens early June.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed; opens June 8.
  • Tower Fall Store: Closed; opens late May.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Closed.

West Thumb Visitor Center

  • Closed.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Closed; opens late May.
  • Canyon: Closed; opens early June
  • Grant Village: Closed; opens mid-June.
  • Madison: Open now, closes October 25; opens early May.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed; opens mid-May.

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Closed; opens early June.
  • Lewis Lake: Opens July 1, closes November 5; opens early June.
  • Mammoth: Open all year.
  • Norris: Closed; opens late May.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed; opens early June.
  • Slough Creek: Closes October 31; opens late May.
  • Tower Falls: Closed; opens mid-May.

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