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2019 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2019 Yellowstone National Park opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of Feb. 10, 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 in Yellowstone National Park are closed to the public.
  • Read here for the full winter/spring road schedule.

2019 Winter Schedule

  • Most Yellowstone roads open for the winter season on December 15 (8 a.m.), limited to snowmobiles and snow coaches: 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.
  • The East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass) road will open on December 22 (8 a.m.), weather permitting.
  • These roads will close throughout March, all at 9 p.m. on the following dates: East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass), March 1; Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris, March 3; Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village, March 5; Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge, March 10; all remaining groomed roads, March 15.

2019 Summer Schedule

Here is the tentative 2019 summer schedule, with the following roads opening at 8 a.m. on these dates:

  • April 19: West Entrance to Madison Junction, Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon Village.
  • May 3: East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Village to Lake Village.
  • May 10: South Entrance to West Thumb, Lake Village to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall.
  • May 24: Tower Fall to Canyon Village (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway

Not all opening dates for Yellowstone services have been announced. Here is the latest information.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Closed. Opens May 17, closes Sept. 22.
  • Dock Rental: Closed. Opens May 17, closes Sept. 15.
  • Marina Store: Closed.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Closed.
  • Boat Tours: Closed.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Closed. Opens June 10, closes Sept. 15.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Closed.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Open; closes March 9.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed. Opens May 24, closes Sept. 22.
  • Canyon Lodges and Cabins: Closed. Opens May 17, closes Oct. 13.
  • Canyon Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed. Opens May 24, closes Oct. 13.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed. Opens May 24, closes Sept. 2.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed. Opens May 24, closes Sept. 18.
  • Canyon Lodge Washburn Lookout: Closed.
  • Trail Rides: Closed. Opens June 20, closes Sept. 2.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard

Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed for 2019.
  • General Store: Closed.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Closed.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center: Closed.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Closed.
  • Lodging and Restaurant: Closed. Opens May 31, closes Sept. 29.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed. Opens May 31, closes Sept. 15.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed.
  • Service Station: Closed.
  • Post Office: Closed. Mid-May to mid-September.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Grant General Store: Closed.
  • Grant Campground: Closed. Opens June 7, closes Sept. 15.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins: Closed. Opens May 10, closes Oct. 7.
  • Lake Dining Room & Deli: Closed. Opens May 10, closes Oct. 7.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed.
  • Lake General Store: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed. Open June 10, closes Sept. 22.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria: Closed. Open June 10, closes Sept. 22.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Madison Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Open. Closes March 15.

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 in winter, seven days a week in summer (June 1-September 27).
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open, closes March 3.
  • Mammoth Hotel Map Room Coffee/Bar: Open, closes March 3.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lunch Buffet: Open, closes March 3.
  • Mammoth Hotel: Closed. Opens Aug. 1, closes Nov. 3.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Closed. Opens April 26, closes Oct. 13.
  • Mammoth Hotel Terrace Grill: Closed. Opens April 26, closes Oct. 13.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Open, closes March 3.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Open year-round.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Mammoth Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Open.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Open, closes March 15.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food/Bear Den Gift Shop: Open, closes March 15. Opens April 20, closes Nov. 4.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms, Cabins and Restaurant: Open, closes March 3. Opens April 26, closes Oct. 10.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Open, closes March 15 (daytime).
  • Service Station (Lower): Closed.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Closed.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn: Closed. Opens May 3, closes Oct. 7.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed. Opens May 3, closes Oct. 6.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed. Open May 10, closes Sept. 29.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Closed. Open May 10, closes Sept. 29.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed. Open May 10, closes Sept. 29.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed. Opens May 18, closes Oct. 1.
  • Service Station (Upper): Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Bike Rental: Closed. Opens May 28, closes Sept. 2.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Closed.
  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins: Closed. Opens May 31, closes Sept. 2.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed. Opens May 20, closes Sept. 1.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed.
  • Cook-Out: Closed. Opens June 1, closes Sept. 7.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Open, closes March 15, 2019.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Closed. Opens May 17, closes Sept. 22.
  • Canyon: Open, Closed. Opens May 24, closes Sept. 22.
  • Grant Village: Closed. Opens June 7, closes Sept. 15.
  • Madison: Closed. Open April 26, closes Oct. 13.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed for 2019.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Closed. Opens June 14, closes Sept. 9.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Nov. 3.
  • Mammoth: Open all year.
  • Norris: Closed. Opens May 17, closes Sept. 29.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Sept. 29.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 15.
  • Tower Fall: Closed. Opens May 24, closes Sept. 29.