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 April 17, 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 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.

Here are Yellowstone opening and closing dates listed by area. Open services in bold.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Closed. Opens June 11, closes Sept. 6.
  • Dock Rental: Closed. Opens June 4, closes Sept. 12.
  • Marina Store: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Sept. 5.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Closed. Opens June 11, closes Sept. 5.
  • Boat Tours: Closed. Opens June 11, closes Sept. 5.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Closed. Opens June 11, closes Sept. 12.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Closed. Opens June 25, closes Sept. 12.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed. Opens April 23, closes Oct. 24.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed. Opens April 23, closes Oct. 24.
  • Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Sept. 6.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed. Opens May 14, closes Oct. 17.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed. Operating dates to be determined.
  • Canyon Campground: Opens May 21, closes Sept. 19.
  • Canyon Lodges: Closed. Opens May 21 (Western Cabins), May 28 (Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden) and June 11 (Cascade, Dunraven, Chittenden, Moran).
  • Canyon Cabins: Closed. Opens May 21, closes Oct. 3.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed. Opens May 21, closes Oct. 11.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed all 2021.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed all 2021.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed all 2021.
  • Canyon Washburn Lookout: Closed. Opens May 21, closes October 11.
  • Trail Rides: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Sept. 6.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed. Opens May 22, closes Sept. 25.
  • Post Office: Closed. Opens May 20, closing to be determined.
  • Canyon Yurt Camp: Open, closes March 6, 2021.

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Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed through 2021.
  • General Store: Closed. Opens May 21, closes Oct. 10.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed. Opens May 21, close Sept. 26.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Sept. 6.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed. Operating dates to be determined.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Closed. Open May 28, close Sept. 19.
  • Grant Village Lodging: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Oct. 3.
  • Grant Village Dining Room: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed. Opening to be determined.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Sept. 6.
  • Service Station: Closed. Opens May 28. closes Sept. 19.
  • Post Office: Closed. Opens May 12, closing to be determined.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed. Operating dates to be determined.
  • Grant General Store: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Sept. 26.
  • Grant Campground: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Sept. 12.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Lodging: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Dining Room: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Deli: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Sept. 19.
  • Lake General Store: Closed. Opens June 11, closes Oct. 3.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 26.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 26.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge (the former cafeteria): Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 26.
  • Lake Lodge Lobby Bar: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 26.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed. Operating dates to be determined.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Closed. Operating dates to be determined.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays. Opens seven days a week June 4 though Sept. 24.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed. Opens April 30, closes Oct. 11.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Closed. Opens April 30, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Closed. May 21, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Closed. Opens May 21, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lodging: Closed. Opens April 30, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Closed. Opens May 7, closes Oct. 11.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Closed.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Pumps open. Opens May 7, closes Oct. 3.
  • Mammoth Campground: Closed.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed. Closed all 2021.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed. Operating dates to be determined.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Closed. Operating dates to be determined.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms: Closed. Opens May 7, closes Oct. 31.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins: Closed. Opens May 7, closes Oct. 31.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Closed. Opens May 7, 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): Closed. Opens May 14, closes Sept. 12.
  • Service Station (Upper): Open. Opens April 30, closes Oct. 17.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed. Opens April 30, closes Oct. 17.
  • Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Sept. 6.
  • Old Faithful Inn Lodging: Closed. Opens June 4 (East Wing Superior and Premium rooms), closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Closed. Opening to be determined.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed. Opens June 4, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Closed. Opens June 4, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed. Opens May 14, closes Oct. 3.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Closed. Opens May 14, closes Oct. 3.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed. Opens May 14, closes Oct. 3.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed. Opens May 14, closes Oct. 1.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed. Opens June 11, closes Oct. 10
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Closed. Opens May 7, closes Oct. 24.
  • Bike Rental: Closed. Opens May 21, closes Sept. 6.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed for 2021.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Closed. Opens June 4, closes Sept. 6
  • Roosevelt Lodge Cabins: Closed. Operating dates to be determined.
  • Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room: Closed. Opens June 4, closes Sept. 6.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed for 2021.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed. Opens June 4, closes Sept. 5.
  • Old West Dinner Cook-Out: Closed. Opens June 5, 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

  • Closed. Operating dates to be determined.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Closed. Opens June 11, Sept. 6.
  • Canyon: Closed. Opens May 21, closes Sept. 19.
  • Grant Village: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Sept. 12.
  • Madison: Closed. Opens May 14, closes Oct. 17.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed through 2021.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

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

  • Indian Creek: Closed. Opens June 11, closes Sept. 13.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Nov. 7.
  • Mammoth: Open year round.
  • Norris: Closed all 2021.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Sept. 27.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 12.
  • Tower Fall: Closed all 2021.