2020-2021 Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2020-2021 Yellowstone National Park opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of Aug. 5, 2020.

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. Currently you can enter the park via the North Gate at Gardiner in order to proceed directly to Silver Gate and Cooke City.

2020 Summer Schedule

Here is the 2020 summer schedule.

  • May 18: Wyoming entrances open at noon, with the Grand Loop road open to South Entrance to Norris Geyser Basin and Canyon Village to the north. The three Montana entrances (West, North, Northeast) will remain closed for Yellowstone recreation, although the North and Northeast gates can be accessed for Cooke City and Silver Gate recreation. Most of the park will be accessible from the Wyoming entrances, including Old Faithful, Madison Junction, Canyon Village, Lake Village, West Thumb and Grant Village.
  • May 28: Beartooth Highway opens.
  • June 1: Three Montana gates (West, North, Northeast) open.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Dock Rental: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Marina Store: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Boat Tours: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Scenic Cruiser: Closed for 2020.

Canyon Village

  • Yellowstone Adventure Store: Closed for 2020.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Open, closes Oct. 25.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 25.
  • Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon General Store: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed. Opening TBA, closes November 1.
  • Canyon Campground: Open, closes Sept. 20.
  • Canyon Lodges (Standard, Superior, Suites): Open, closes Oct. 12.
  • Canyon Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 12.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Open, closes Oct. 12. Take-out food and beverage only, including beer and wine.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Open, closes Oct. 12.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed for 2020.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed for 2020.
  • Trail Rides: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed for 2020.
  • Canyon Yurt Camp: Closed. Opens Dec. 19, closes March 6, 2021.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard

Fishing Bridge

  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed through fall of 2021.
  • General Store: Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Open, closes Sept. 27.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 10.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Grant Village Lodging: Closed.
  • Grant Village Dining Room: Open. Take-out food and beverage only, including beer and wine.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed for 2020.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Service Station: Pumps open. Open, closes Sept. 20.
  • Post Office: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 10.
  • Grant General Store: Open, closes Sept. 27.
  • Grant Campground: Open, closes Sept. 13.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Lodging: Standard (Sandpiper Lodge) rooms open, close Oct. 4.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Dining Room: Closed for 2020.
  • Lake Deli: Closed for 2020.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed for 2020.
  • Lake General Store: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Open, closes Sept. 2. Lodge Creek Cabins open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge (the former cafeteria): Open, closes Oct. 4. Take-out food and beverage only.
  • Lake Lodge Lobby Bar: Open closes Oct. 4. Take-out beverages only, including beer, wine and mixed drinks.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 3.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Temporarily closed due to coronavirus concerns.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open daily, now through Sept. 24. Weekdays only Sept. 25-May 29, 2021.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Open, closes Oct. 11. Take-out food and beverage only, including beer and wine.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 12. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Closed for summer 2020. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Closed for 2020.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lodging: Closed for summer 2020. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Open, closes Nov. 1.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Closed. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Pumps open. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 4.
  • Mammoth Campground: Closed. Opening TBA.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed for 2020.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed. Opening TBA, closes October 10.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Nov. 1. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Closed for 2020.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food: Open, closes Oct. 25. Take-out food and beverage only, including beer and wine. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Snow Lodge Bear Den Gift Shop: Open, closes Nov. 1.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms (Premium); Open, closes Oct. 24. Winter Season: Opens Dec. 16, closes Feb. 28, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins and Restaurant: Open, closes Oct. 25. Winter Season: Opens Dec. 16, closes Feb. 28, 2021.
  • Service Station (Lower): Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Service Station (Upper): Open, closes Oct. 25.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Old Faithful Inn Lodging: East Wing rooms open, close Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Closed for 2020.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed for 2020.
  • Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Closed for 2020.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Open, closes Oct. 4.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Open, closes Oct. 4. Take-out food and beverage only, including beer and wine.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Open, closes Oct. 4. Take-out light meals, snacks and nonalcoholic beverages.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Open, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Open, closes Oct. 25.
  • Bike Rental: Open, closes Labor Day.

Tower/Roosevelt

These dates are all subject to change based on the reopening of Yellowstone National Park, still to be determined.

  • Tower Fall General Store: Closed for 2020.
  • Tower Junction Service Station: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Roosevelt Lodge/Cabins/Dining Room: Closed for 2020.
  • Horse Rides/Stagecoach: Closed for 2020.
  • Roosevelt Store: Closed for 2020.
  • Cook-Out: Closed for 2020.

Warming Huts

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center Lobby: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 8, 2021.
  • Fishing Bridge: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Indian Creek: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Madison: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Closed. Opens Dec. 16, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • West Thumb: Closed. Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Closed. Opening TBA, closes mid-October.

Concession Campgrounds

  • Bridge Bay: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon: Closed. Open, closes Sept. 20.
  • Grant Village: Open, closes Sept. 13.
  • Madison: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed until fall 2021.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Mammoth: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Norris: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Tower Fall: Closed for 2020.