2021-2022 Yellowstone Opening and Closing Dates

Here are the 2021-2022 Yellowstone opening and closing dates you’ll need to plan your next visit. These dates are current as of Oct. 24, 2021.

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. The other gates are open to over-snow vehicles, with almost every road within the park open to snowmobiles and snow coaches, save the road from Canyon Junction to Chittenden Road (including the Dunraven Pass).

2021 Fall Closing Dates

  • CLOSED: Cooke City to Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Beartooth Highway (US 212 to Red Lodge, Montana)
  • November 8: All roads close at 8 a.m. except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance, up to Cooke City

2021 Winter Opening Dates

Conditions permitting, roads will open to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 8 am 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, East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass)

2022 Winter Closing Dates

Roads will close to oversnow travel by snowmobile and snowcoach at 9 p.m. on the following dates:

  • March 6: Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris
  • March 8: Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village
  • March 13: Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge
  • March 15: All remaining groomed roads

The road between Tower-Roosevelt and Chittenden Road will be completely closed until May 2022.

Here are Yellowstone opening and closing dates listed by area.

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): Open, closes Oct. 24.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 24.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Open, closes November 7.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodges: Open (Western Cabins, Washburn, Rhyolite, Hayden, Chittenden, Moran).
  • Canyon Cabins: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed.
  • Canyon Washburn Lookout: Open, closes October 11.
  • Trail Rides: Closed.
  • Bear Spray Rental: Closed.
  • Post Office: Open, closing to be determined.
  • Canyon Yurt Camp: 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 and Trailside Museum: Closed.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Closed.
  • Grant Village Lodging: Closed.
  • Grant Village Dining Room: Closed.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed.
  • Service Station: Closed.
  • Post Office: Open, closing to be determined.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed. Outdoor information desks open.
  • Grant General Store: Closed.
  • Grant Campground: Closed.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Lodging: Closed.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Closed.
  • Lake Dining Room: Closed.
  • Lake Deli: Closed.
  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed.
  • Lake General Store: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed.
  • Lake Lodge Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Wylie’s Canteen at Lake Lodge (the former cafeteria): Closed.
  • Lake Lodge Lobby Bar: Closed.

Madison Information Station

  • Closed.

Yellowstone National Park vintage postcard Morning Glory

Mammoth Hot Springs

  • Albright Visitor Center: Open.
  • Mammoth General Store: Open.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Map Room Barista / Bar: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Dining Room: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Hotel Lodging: Open, closes Nov. 28.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Closed.
  • Mammoth Ski Shop: Closed.
  • Post Office: Open all year.
  • Service Station: Closed.
  • Mammoth Campground: Open year-round.

Museum of the National Park Ranger

  • Closed.

Norris Geyser Basin Museum & Information Station

  • Closed.
  • Bookstore: Closed.

Old Faithful

  • Old Faithful Visitor Center: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Obsidian Dining Room: Open, closes Oct. 31.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Snow Lodge Bear Den Gift Shop: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Service Station (Lower): Closed.
  • Service Station (Upper): Closed.
  • Wrecker Service: Closed.
  • Repair Service: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn Lodging: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Open for sit-down dinner buffet.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Inn Gift Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Open, closes Oct. 24.
  • Bike Rental: Closed.

Tower/Roosevelt

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

Warming Huts

  • Canyon Visitor Education Center Lobby: Closed.
  • Fishing Bridge: Closed.
  • Indian Creek: Closed.
  • Madison: Closed. Closed.
  • Mammoth Hot Springs: Closed.
  • Old Faithful Yurts: Closed.
  • West Thumb: Closed.

West Thumb Information Center

  • Closed.

Concession Campgrounds

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

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.
  • Lewis Lake: Open, closes Nov. 7.
  • Mammoth: Open year round.
  • Norris: Closed.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed.
  • Slough Creek: Closed.
  • Tower Fall: Closed.