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2018-2019 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2018-2019 Yellowstone National Park opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of Nov. 5, 2018.

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.

2018-2019 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

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): Closed.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed. Lobby opens for winter Dec. 15, closes March 9, 2019.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodges and Cabins: Closed.
  • Canyon Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Washburn Lookout: Closed.
  • Trail Rides: Closed.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard

Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed.
  • 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.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed.
  • Service Station: Closed.
  • Post Office: Closed.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed.
  • Grant General Store: Closed.
  • Grant Campground: Closed.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins: Closed.
  • Lake Dining Room & Deli: Closed.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed.
  • Lake General Store: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria: Closed.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Madison Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Opens for winter Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2019.

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 28).
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Closed. Opens for winter Dec. 16, closes March 3, 2019.
  • Mammoth Hotel Map Room Coffee/Bar: Opens for winter Dec. 16, closes March 3, 2019.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lunch Buffet: Opens for winter Dec. 16, closes March 3, 2019.
  • Mammoth Hotel/Cabins/Dining Room: Closed until 2019 for renovations.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Closed. Opens for winter Dec. 15, closes March 3, 2019.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Open year-round.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Mammoth Warming Hut (Winter Only)

  • Closed.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Closed. Opens for winter Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2019.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food/Bear Den Gift Shop: Closed. Opens for winter Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2019.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms, Cabins and Restaurant: Closed. Opens for winter Dec. 16, closes March 3, 2019.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Opens for winter Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2019 (daytime).
  • Service Station (Lower): Closed.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Closed.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed.
  • Service Station (Upper): Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Bike Rental: Closed.

Tower/Roosevelt

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Closed.
  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins: Closed.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed.
  • Cook-Out: Closed.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Closed. Opens for winter Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2019.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Closed.
  • Canyon: Open, Closed.
  • Grant Village: Closed.
  • Madison: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Closed.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed.
  • Mammoth: Open all year.
  • Norris: Closed.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed.
  • Slough Creek: Closed.
  • Tower Fall: Closed.