2021 Yellowstone Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2021 Yellowstone opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of July 15, 2021.

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).

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 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 (open, as of now)

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

Here are Yellowstone opening and closing dates listed by area.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Dock Rental: Open, closes Sept. 12.
  • Marina Store: Open, closes Sept. 5.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Open, closes Sept. 5.
  • Boat Tours: Open, closes Sept. 5.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Open, closes Sept. 12.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Open, closes Sept. 12.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Open, closes Oct. 24.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 24.
  • Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Canyon General Store: Open, closes Oct. 17.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Open, closes November 7.
  • Canyon Campground: Open, closes Sept. 19.
  • Canyon Lodges: Open (Western Cabins, Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden, Chittenden, Moran).
  • Canyon Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Open, take-out beverages only.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed all 2021.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed all 2021.
  • Canyon Washburn Lookout: Open, closes October 11.
  • Trail Rides: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Open, closes Sept. 25.
  • Post Office: Open, closing to be determined.
  • Canyon Yurt Camp: Closed.

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Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed through 2021.
  • General Store: Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Open, close Sept. 26.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed all 2021.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Open, close Sept. 19.
  • Grant Village Lodging: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Grant Village Dining Room: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Service Station: Open, closes Sept. 19.
  • Post Office: Open, closing to be determined.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed. Outdoor information desks open.
  • Grant General Store: Open, closes Sept. 26.
  • Grant Campground: Open, closes Sept. 12.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Lodging: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Dining Room: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Deli: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Clinic: Open, closes Sept. 19.
  • Lake General Store: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Open, closes Sept. 26.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop: Open, closes Sept. 26.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge (the former cafeteria): Open, closes Sept. 26.
  • Lake Lodge Lobby Bar: Open, closes Sept. 26.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed all 2021.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Open.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Opens seven days a week through Sept. 24.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lodging: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Closed.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed all 2021.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Open, closing TBD.
  • Bookstore: Open, closing TBD.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Snow Lodge Bear Den Gift Shop: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Service Station (Lower): Open, closes Sept. 12.
  • Service Station (Upper): Open, closes Oct. 17.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 17.
  • Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Old Faithful Inn Lodging: East Wing Deluxe, Old House rooms and West Wing Deluxe rooms open. Closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Closed. Opening to be determined.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed. Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Open, closes Oct. 3.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Open, closes Oct. 1.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Open, closes Oct. 10
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Open, closes Oct. 24.
  • Bike Rental: Open, closes Sept. 6.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed for 2021.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Open, closes Sept. 6
  • Roosevelt Lodge Cabins: Closed. Operating dates to be determined.
  • Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed for 2021.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Open, closes Sept. 5.
  • Old West Dinner Cook-Out: Open, closes Sept. 12.

Warming Huts

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center Lobby: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge: Closed.
  • Indian Creek: Closed.
  • Madison: Closed. Closed.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Closed.
  • West Thumb: Closed.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Open, closing TBD.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Open, closes Sept. 6.
  • Canyon: Open, closes Sept. 19.
  • Grant Village: Open, closes Sept. 12.
  • Madison: Open, closes Oct. 17.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed through 2021.

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Park Service Campgrounds

Here are the Yellowstone opening and closing dates for campgrounds run by the National Park Service.

  • Indian Creek: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Lewis Lake: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Mammoth: Open year round.
  • Norris: Closed all 2021.
  • Pebble Creek: Open, closes Sept. 27.
  • Slough Creek: Open, closes Oct. 12.
  • Tower Fall: Closed all 2021.