Yellowstone National Park South Entrance, Yellowstone visitation

South Entrance, Craig Pass Reopening Friday, May 11, 2018

Weather-permitting, the South Entrance to Yellowstone National Park will reopen to vehicles 8 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2018.

In addition, the road connecting Old Faithful and West Thumb (through the Craig Pass) and the road between Tower Junction and Tower Fall will reopen.

The following facilities will also reopen to visitors:

Fishing Bridge

• Fishing Bridge RV Park

Grant Village

• Mini Store

Lake Village

• Yellowstone Lake Hotel & Cabins
• Yellowstone Lake Hotel Dining Room
• Lake General Store

Old Faithful

• Old Faithful Lodge
• Old Faithful Lodge Cafeteria
• Old Faithful Lodge Gift Shop

Read here for the complete list of opening and closing dates in Yellowstone National Park.

We’re just a couple weeks away from Memorial Day weekend, which marks the official start of the summer season in Yellowstone National Park. It also marks the start of fishing season in Yellowstone.

Following this set of road openings, the only Yellowstone route left to reopen will be the Dunraven Pass, which connects Canyon Village to Tower Fall. The Beartooth Highway is also slated to reopen, weather-permitting. You can see the full road schedule here, including information about construction delays around the park.

About Sean Reichard

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

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