2020-2021 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2020-2021 Yellowstone National Park opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of Dec. 20, 2020.

All Yellowstone Roads

  • The road between the North and Northeast Entrance, serving Mammoth Hot Springs, the Lamar Valley, Silver Gate and Cooke City, is open year-round. The other gates are open to over-snow vehicles, with almost every road within the park open to snowmobiles and snow coaches, save the road from Canyon Junction to Chittenden Road (including the Dunraven Pass).

2020-2021 Winter Dates

Roads will open to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 8 a.m. on the following dates:

  • December 15: West Entrance to Old Faithful, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Canyon to Norris, Canyon to Lake, Old Faithful to West Thumb, South Entrance to Lake, Lake to Lake Butte Overlook, East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)

Roads will close to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 7: Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris.
  • March 9: Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village.
  • March 14: Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge.
  • March 15: All remaining groomed roads close.

2021 Spring Opening Dates

Pending favorable weather conditions, Yellowstone roads are set to open in spring 2021 on the following schedule:

  • April 16: West Entrance to Madison Junction, Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon Village.
  • May 7: East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Village to Lake Village.
  • May 7: Tower Junction to Calcite Springs.
  • May 14: South Entrance to West Thumb, Lake Village to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 28: Beartooth Highway.

The road between Tower-Roosevelt and Chittenden Road will be completely closed until May 2022

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Closed.
  • Dock Rental: Closed.
  • Marina Store: Closed.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Closed.
  • Boat Tours: Closed.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Closed.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Closed.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed.
  • Wrecker Service:  Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodges (Standard, Superior, Suites): Closed. Opens May 21, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Canyon Cabins: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed. Opens May 21, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed. Opens May 21, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed. Opens May 21, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed. Opens May 21, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Canyon Washburn Lookout: Closed. Opens May 21, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Trail Rides: Closed.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed.
  • Canyon Yurt Camp: Open, closes March 6, 2021.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard

Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed through fall of 2021.
  • General Store: Closed.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Closed.
  • Grant Village Lodging: Closed. Opens May 28, 2021, closes October 3, 2021.
  • Grant Village Dining Room: Closed. Opens May 28, 2021, closes October 3, 2021.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed. Opens May 7, 2021, closes September 6, 2021.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed.
  • Service Station: Closed.
  • Post Office: Closed.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Grant General Store: Closed.
  • Grant Campground: Closed.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Lodging: Closed. Opens May 14, 2021, closes September 26, 2021.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Closed.
  • Lake Dining Room: Closed.
  • Lake Deli: Closed. Opens May 7, 2021, closes September 26, 2021.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed.
  • Lake General Store: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed. Opens June 10, 2021, closes September 26, 2021.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge (the former cafeteria): Closed. Opens June 10, 2021, closes September 26, 2021.
  • Lake Lodge Lobby Bar: Closed.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays, Sept. 25-May 29, 2021.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed. Opens April 30, 2021, closes October 10, 2021
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Open, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Closed.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lodging: Open, closes March 1, 2021. Opens April 30, 2021, closes November 7, 2021.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Closed.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Open, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Pumps open.
  • Mammoth Campground: Closed.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Closed. Opens April 30, 2021, closes October 24, 2021
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food: Closed.
  • Snow Lodge Bear Den Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms (Premium); Closed. Winter Season: Closed. Opens April 30, 2021, closes October 24, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins and Restaurant: Closed. Opens April 30, 2021, closes October 24, 2021.
  • Service Station (Lower): Closed.
  • Service Station (Upper): Open.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn Lodging: Closed. Opens May 7, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Closed. Opens May 7, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed. Opens May 7, 2021, closes October 11, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed. Opens May 14, 2021, closes October 3, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Closed. Opens May 11, 2021, closes October 3, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Closed.
  • Bike Rental: Closed.

Tower/Roosevelt

These dates are all subject to change based on the reopening of Yellowstone National Park, still to be determined.

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Closed.
  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins/Dining Room: Closed. Opens June 4, 2021, closes Sept. 5, 2021.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed.
  • Cook-Out: Closed.

Warming Huts

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center Lobby: Open, closes March 8, 2021.
  • Fishing Bridge: Open, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Indian Creek: Open, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Madison: Closed. Open, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Open, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Closed. Open, closes March 15, 2021.
  • West Thumb: Open, closes March 15, 2021.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Closed.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Closed.
  • Canyon: Closed.
  • Grant Village: Closed.
  • Madison: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed until fall 2021.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Closed.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed.
  • Mammoth: Open.
  • Norris: Closed.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. 
  • Tower Fall: Closed.