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Yellowstone Admission Free This Weekend

In honor of President’s Day, Yellowstone admission will be free on February 14-16.

All visitors coming by car, RV, bus and guided snowmobile or snowcoach trip will not have to pay admission at any of Yellowstone National Park’s five entrances.

The Yellowstone admission waiver is part of a National Park Service initiative to encourage people to visit national parks. There will be five additional free days in Yellowstone National Park:

  • April 18 & 19: opening weekend of National Park Week
  • August 25: 99th anniversary of the National Park Service
  • September 26: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

In Yellowstone, the only roads open year round are the ones between the North Entrance (Gardiner) and Mammoth Hot Springs, as well as the road between Mammoth and the Northeast Entrance (Cooke City). If you wish to travel to Old Faithful or the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, you’ll have to take a snowcoach or a guided snowmobile trip.

In the Old Faithful area, the following areas are open: the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins, the Obsidian Dining Room, the Geyser Grill, the Bear Den Gift Shop, and the Old Faithful Visitor Center. The hotel, dining room, and gift shop in Mammoth Hot Springs are also open, along with the Yellowstone General Store, Visitor Center, post office, campground, and medical clinic. Gas is available twenty-four hours at Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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