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2019-2020 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2019-2020 Yellowstone National Park opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of Dec. 26, 2019.

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.
  • All other roads within Yellowstone National Park are closed for the season.

2019-2020 Winter Schedule

Here is the 2019-2020 winter schedule. 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 8: Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris.
  • March 10: Norris to Madison, Norris to Canyon Village, and Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge.
  • March 15: All remaining groomed roads close.

2020 Summer Schedule

Here is the 2020 summer schedule. Roads will open to regular (public) vehicles at 8:00 a.m. on the following dates:

  • April 17: West Entrance to Madison Junction, Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon Village.
  • May 1: East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Village to Lake Village.
  • May 8: South Entrance to West Thumb, Lake Village to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 22: Canyon Village to Dunraven Pass/Chittenden Road, Beartooth Highway.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Dock Rental: Closed. Opens May 29, 2020, closes Sept. 13, 2020.
  • Marina Store: Closed. Opens May 29, 2020, closes Sept. 13, 2020.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Closed. Opens June 12, 2020, closes Sept. 6, 2020.
  • Boat Tours: Closed. Opens June 12, 2020, closes Sept. 6, 2020.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Closed. Opens June 12, 2020, closes Sept. 13, 2020.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 27, 2020.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed. Opens April 24, 2020, closes Oct. 25, 2020.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed. Opens April 24, 2020, closes Oct. 25, 2020.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed. Opens April 24, 2020, closes Oct. 18, 2020.
  • Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed. Opens mid-April 2020, closes mid-November 2020.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 20, 2020.
  • Canyon Lodges and Cabins: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Oct. 11, 2020.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Oct. 12, 2020.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Oct. 11, 2020.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Oct. 11, 2020.
  • Trail Rides: Closed. Opens June 18, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed. Opens May 23, 2020, closes Sept. 15, 2020.

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Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed. Opens in September 2020, date TBA.
  • General Store: Closed. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 11, 2020.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Sept. 27, 2020.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed. Opens in late May 2020, closes in early September 2020.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Closed. Opens May 8, 2020, closes Oct. 4, 2020.
  • Lodging and Restaurant: Closed. Opens May 29, 2020, closes Oct. 4, 2020.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed. Opens May 29, 2020, closes Sept. 27, 2020.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Service Station: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 20, 2020.
  • Post Office: Closed. Opens mid-May 2020, closes mid-September 2020.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed. Opens late May 2020, closes mid-October 2020.
  • Grant General Store: Closed. Opens June 12, 2020, closes Sept. 27, 2020.
  • Grant Campground: Closed. Opens June 12, 2020, closes Sept. 13, 2020.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Oct. 12, 2020.
  • Lake Dining Room & Deli: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Oct. 12, 2020.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Sept. 19, 2020.
  • Lake General Store: Closed. Opens May 29, 2020, closes Oct. 4, 2020.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed. Opens June 10, 2020, closes Sept. 27, 2020.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria: Closed. Opens June 10, 2020, closes Sept. 27, 2020.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed. Opens late May 2020, closes Oct. 18, 2020.

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Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open all year, but might be closed on Sundays and some holidays.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays, now-May 31, 2020. Open daily, June 1, 2020 through Sept. 26.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 11.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open, closes March 2.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Open, closes March 2. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Nov. 1, 2020.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Open, closes March 2. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Nov. 1, 2020.
  • Mammoth Hotel: Open, closes March 2. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Nov. 1, 2020.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Closed. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 12, 2020.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Open, closes March 2.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Closed. Opens May 8, 2020, closes Oct. 4, 2020.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed. Opens early June 2020, closes mid-September, 2020.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed. Opens late May 2020, closes mid-October, 2020.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Open, closes March 15. Opens April 17, 2020, closes Nov. 2, 2020.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food/Bear Den Gift Shop: Open, closes March 15. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 25, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms, Cabins and Restaurant: Open, closes March 1. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 25, 2020.
  • Service Station (Lower): Closed. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 18, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Closed. Opens April 17, 2020, closes Oct. 25, 2020.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 18, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Inn: Closed. Opens May 8, 2020, closes Oct. 12, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Closed. Opens May 8, 2020, closes Oct. 12, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Oct. 4, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Oct. 4, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Oct. 3, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Oct. 4, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Oct. 1, 2020.
  • Service Station (Upper): Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Sept. 13, 2020.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed. Opens May 8, 2020, closes Oct. 11, 2020.
  • Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Bike Rental: Closed. Opens Memorial Day 2020, closes Labor Day 2020.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed. Opens June 5, 2020, closes Sept. 6, 2020.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Closed. Opens May 29, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins/Dining Room: Closed. Opens June 5, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed. Opens June 5, 2020, closes Sept. 6, 2020.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed. Opens June 5, 2020, closes Sept. 6, 2020.
  • Cook-Out: Closed. Opens June 6, 2020, closes Sept. 12, 2020.

Warming Huts

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center Lobby: Open, closes March 10. Food (vending machine snacks), water, restrooms.
  • Fishing Bridge: Open, closes March 15. Restrooms.
  • Indian Creek: Open, closes March 2. Restrooms.
  • Madison: Open, closes March 15. Food (vending machines, light snacks and hot dogs during the day). restrooms.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Open, closes March 2. Food (vending machine snacks).
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Open, closes March 15. Water, restrooms.
  • West Thumb: Open, closes March 15. Restrooms.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Closed. Opens late May 2020, closes mid-October 2020.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Closed. Opens May 22, 2020, closes Sept. 7, 2020.
  • Canyon: Closed. Opens May 29, 2020, closes Sept. 20, 2020.
  • Grant Village: Opens June 12, 2020, closes Sept. 13, 2020.
  • Madison: Closed. Opens May 1, 2020, closes Oct. 18, 2020.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed. Opens in September 2020, date TBA.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Closed. Opens June 12, 2020, closes Sept. 14, 2020.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed. Opens June 15, 2020, closes Nov. 1, 2020.
  • Mammoth: Open all year.
  • Norris: Closed. Opens May 15, 2020, closes Sept. 28, 2020.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, 2020, closes Sept. 28, 2020.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, 2020, closes Oct. 13, 2020.
  • Tower Fall: Closed. Opens June 5, 2020, closes Sept. 6, 2020.