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 Oct. 21, 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 road from Canyon Junction to Chittenden Road (including the Dunraven Pass) is closed for the summer.

2020 Fall Schedule

Here is the 2020 fall schedule.

  • November 2: All roads close at 8 a.m. except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance, which is open year-round.

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.
  • December 22: 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 1: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)
  • 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.

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): Open, closes Oct. 25.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 25.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed. Opening TBA, closes November 1.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodges (Standard, Superior, Suites): Closed.
  • Canyon Cabins: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed.
  • Trail Rides: Closed.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed.
  • Canyon Yurt Camp: Closed. Opens Dec. 19, 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): Pumps open.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Closed.
  • Grant Village Lodging: Closed.
  • Grant Village Dining Room: Open. Take-out food and beverage only, including beer and wine.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed.
  • Service Station: Pumps open.
  • Post Office: Closed.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Grant General Store: Closed.
  • Grant Campground: Closed.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Lodging: Closed.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Closed.
  • Lake Dining Room: Closed.
  • Lake Deli: Closed.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed.
  • Lake General Store: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge (the former cafeteria): Closed.
  • Lake Lodge Lobby Bar: Closed.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Temporarily closed due to coronavirus concerns.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays, Sept. 25-May 29, 2021.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Closed. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Closed for summer 2020. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Closed.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lodging: Closed for summer 2020. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Open, closes Nov. 1.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Closed. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, 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. Even though the facility is closed, a ranger is posted outside 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and can answer questions, while times for expected geyser eruptions are posted in the windows. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Closed.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food: Closed. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Snow Lodge Bear Den Gift Shop: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms (Premium); Closed. Winter Season: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins and Restaurant: Closed. Winter Season: Closed.
  • Service Station (Lower): Closed; gas available at pumps.
  • Service Station (Upper): Open; gas available at pumps.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn Lodging: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Open, closes Oct. 25.
  • 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: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 8, 2021.
  • Fishing Bridge: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Indian Creek: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Madison: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Closed. Opens Dec. 16, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • West Thumb: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, 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: Closed.
  • Norris: Closed.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. 
  • Tower Fall: Closed.