2022-2023 Yellowstone Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2022-2023 Yellowstone opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of May 21. These dates are compiled from information from the National Park Service and concessionaire Xanterra.

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.

2022 Summer Opening Dates

Conditions permitting, roads will open to cars at 8 a.m. on the following dates:

  • April 15: West Entrance to Madison Junction, Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon Village
  • May 6: East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Village to Lake Village
  • May 11: Cooke City to Chief Joseph Scenic Byway
  • May 13: South Entrance to West Thumb, Lake Village to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall
  • May 27: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway

2022 Summer Closing Dates

Conditions permitting, roads will close to cars at 8 a.m. on the following dates:

  • October 11: The Beartooth Highway (US-212) closes between the Long Lake barricade, near the Top of the World store, and the Montana/Wyoming state line.
  • November 7: All roads close at 8:00 am except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance.

2022-2023 Winter Opening Dates

Conditions permitting, roads will open to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 8 am on the following date:

  • 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)

Here are Yellowstone opening and closing dates listed by area. These Yellowstone opening and closing dates are subject to change; check back often.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Open, closes Sept. 5.
  • Dock Rental: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 11.
  • Marina Store: Open, closes Sept. 4.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 5.
  • Boat Tours: Closed. Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 11.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Closed. Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 11.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 4.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Pumps open 24 hours. Open. Closes Oct. 30.
  • Wrecker Service: Open. Closes Oct. 30.
  • Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 5.
  • Canyon General Store: Open. Closes Oct. 9.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 18.
  • Canyon Lodges: Closed. Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden lodges open, close Oct. 10. Cascade, Dunraven, Chittenden, Moran lodges open May 27, close Oct. 2.
  • Canyon Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed. Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Canyon Lodge Gift Shop: Closed. Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Canyon Washburn Lookout: Closed. Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Trail Rides: Closed. Opens June 17, closes Sept. 5.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Post Office: Closed. Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Canyon Yurt Camp: Closed.

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Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Open, closes Oct. 8.
  • General Store: Open, closes Oct. 9.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 5
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Oct. 9.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Grant Village Lodging and Gift Shop: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Oct. 2.
  • Grant Village Dining Room: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 25.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 5.
  • Service Station: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 18.
  • Post Office: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Sept. 21.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Oct. 9.
  • Grant General Store: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 11.
  • Grant Campground: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 11.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Lodging: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake Dining Room: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake Deli: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake Clinic: Open closes Sept. 18.
  • Lake General Store: Open, closes Sept. 25.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Oct. 2.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Oct. 2.
  • Lake Lodge Lobby Bar: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Oct. 2.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed all 2022.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Open 9-5 p.m.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Open. Closes Oct. 10.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open. Closes Nov. 27.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Open. Closes Nov. 27.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Open. Closes Nov. 27.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lodging: Open. Closes Nov. 27.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 10.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Closed.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Closed. Pumps open for credit card use 24 hours. Open. Closes Oct. 9.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed. Opens July 31, closes Sept. 5.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 10.
  • Bookstore: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Oct. 10.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms: Open. Closes Oct. 30.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins: Open. Closes Oct. 30.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Open. Closes Oct. 30.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food: Open. Closes November 6.
  • Snow Lodge Bear Den Gift Shop: Open. Closes November 6.
  • Service Station (Lower): Open, closes Sept. 11.
  • Service Station (Upper): Open. Closes Oct. 31.
  • Wrecker Service: Open. Closes Oct. 31.
  • Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 25, closes Sept. 5.
  • Old Faithful Inn Lodging: Open. Closes Oct. 10.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Open. Closes Oct. 10.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Open. Closes Oct. 10.
  • Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Open. Closes Oct. 10.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Open, closes Oct. 7.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed. Opens May 22, closes Sept. 25.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Open. Closes Oct. 16.
  • Bike Rental: Closed. Opening TBA.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 18.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 5.
  • Roosevelt Lodge Cabins: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 5.
  • Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 5.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 5.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 5.
  • Old West Dinner Cook-Out: Closed. Opens June 4, closes Sept. 11.

Warming Huts

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center Lobby: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge: Open, closes March 15, 2022.
  • Indian Creek: Closed.
  • Madison: Closed. Open, closes March 15, 2022.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Open, closes March 15, 2022.
  • West Thumb: Open, closes March 15, 2022.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Closed. Opens May 27, closes Oct. 9.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Open, closes Sept. 5.
  • Canyon: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 18.
  • Grant Village: Closed. Opens June 3, closes Sept. 11.
  • Madison: Open. Closes Oct. 16.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Open, closes Oct. 9.

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 10, closes Sept. 11.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 14.
  • Mammoth: Open year round.
  • Norris: Closed all 2022
  • Pebble Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Sept. 25.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 12.
  • Tower Fall: Closed. Opening TBA.