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 May 23, 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 29: Beartooth Highway opens.
  • TBD: Opening of three Montana gates (West, North, Northeast). Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has said a June 1 opening was the goal of state officials.

Bridge Bay

  • Campground: Closed. Opens June 17, closes Sept. 7.
  • Dock Rental: Closed. Opens June 17, closes Sept. 13.
  • Marina Store: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Sept. 13.
  • Guide Boats/Outboards: Opens June 17, closes Sept. 13.
  • Boat Tours: Closed. Opens June 17, 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: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon General Store: Closed. Opens May 29, closes Oct. 18.
  • Canyon Visitor Education Center: Closed. Opening TBA, closes November 1.
  • Canyon Campground: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Sept. 20.
  • Canyon Lodging: Closed for all 2020.
  • Canyon Cabins: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Oct. 4.
  • Canyon Lodge Eatery: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Oct. 12.
  • Canyon Lodge Falls Cafe: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Oct. 12.
  • Canyon Lodge Ice Creamery: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Oct. 12.
  • Canyon Lodge M66 Grill: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Oct. 12
  • Trail Rides: Closed. Opens June 19, 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 for 2020.
  • General Store: Closed. Opens June 5, closes Oct. 11.
  • Service Station (credit card service at all pumps): Pumps open. Store opening May 27, closes Sept. 27.
  • Wrecker & Repair Service: Closed. Opens May 27, closes Sept. 7.
  • Fishing Bridge Visitor Center and Trailside Museum: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 10.

Grant Village

  • Mini Store: Closed. Opens May 29, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lodging and Restaurant: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake House Restaurant: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 4.
  • Wrecker/Repair Service: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Sept. 7.
  • Service Station: Pumps open. Opening TBA, closes Sept. 20.
  • Post Office: Closed. Opening TBA.
  • Grant Village Visitor Center: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 10.
  • Grant General Store: Closed. Opens June 12, closes Sept. 27.
  • Grant Campground: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Sept. 13.

Lake Village

  • Lake Yellowstone Hotel: Closed for 2020.
  • Lake Yellowstone Cabins: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 12.
  • Lake Dining Room: Closed. Opens July 17, closes Oct. 12.
  • Lake Deli: Closed. Opens July 17, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Clinic: Closed for 2020.
  • Lake General Store: Closed. Opens June 26, closes Oct. 4.
  • Lake Lodge & Cabins: Closed. Cabins pens June 15, closes Oct. 4. Lodge Creek Cabins open July 15, close Oct. 4.
  • Lake Lodge Cafeteria: Closed. Open June 17, closes Oct. 4.

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: Closed. Opens June 5.
  • Mammoth Clinic: Open weekdays, now-May 31. Open daily, June 1 through Sept. 26.
  • Terrace Grill Fast Food: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 11.
  • Mammoth Gift Shop: Closed. Opening TBA, 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: Closed for summer 2020. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 1, 2021.
  • Mammoth Hotel Cabins: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Oct. 12.
  • 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.
  • Snow Lodge Geyser Grill Fast Food/Bear Den Gift Shop: Open, closes Oct. 25. Winter season: Opens Dec. 15, closes March 15, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Rooms: Closed for 2020. Winter Season: Opens Dec. 16, closes Feb. 28, 2021.
  • Old Faithful Snow Lodge Cabins and Restaurant: Closed. Opens June 8, closes Oct. 25. Winter Season: Opens Dec. 16, closes Feb. 28, 2021.
  • Service Station (Lower): Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Service Station (Upper): Pumps open. Opening TBA, closes Sept. 13.
  • Wrecker Service: Open, closes Oct. 18.
  • Repair Service: Open, closes Sept. 7.
  • Old Faithful Inn: Closed for 2020.
  • Old Faithful Dining Room: Closed for 2020.
  • Old Faithful Inn Bear Paw Deli: Closed for 2020.
  • Old Faithful Lodge: Closed. Opens June 8, closes Oct. 4.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria: Opens June 8, closes Oct. 4.
  • Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop, Bake Shop: Closed. Opens June 8, closes Oct. 4.
  • Old Faithful Clinic: Open, closes Oct. 2.
  • Old Faithful Lower Store (Basin): Closed. Opens June 26, closes Oct. 11.
  • Old Faithful Upper General Store: Closed. Opens May 29, closes Oct. 25.
  • Bike Rental: Closed. Opening TBA, 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: Pumps open. Opens May 29, 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: Closed. Opens June 17, closes Sept. 7.
  • Canyon: Closed. Opens June 19, closes Sept. 20.
  • Grant Village: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Sept. 13.
  • Madison: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 18.
  • Fishing Bridge RV Park: Closed for 2020.

Camping in Yellowstone National Park

Park Service Campgrounds

  • Indian Creek: Closed. Opens June 12, closes Sept. 14.
  • Lewis Lake: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Nov. 1.
  • Mammoth: Closed. Opening TBD.
  • Norris: Closed. Opening TBA, closes Sept. 28.
  • Pebble Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Sept. 28.
  • Slough Creek: Closed. Opens June 15, closes Oct. 13.
  • Tower Fall: Closed for 2020.