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2019 Yellowstone Summer Season Begins

Dunraven Pass, May 2019

With the Memorial Day weekend marking the unofficial start of the 2019 Yellowstone summer season, many of you will be heading to America’s first National Park for the first time this year. Here’s what to expect.

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Sholly Outlines Yellowstone Strategic Priorities

Yellowstone Traffic Jam

After several months on the job, Superintendent Cam Sholly has issued a list of major Yellowstone strategic priorities designed to guide Park planning both in the short term and in the long term.

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Yellowstone Connectivity Upgrades Inevitable: Sholly

Cam Sholly

Reflecting on how visitors consume information these days, Superintendent Cam Sholly says Yellowstone connectivity upgrades are inevitable — and he also wants to keep them as unobtrusive as possible.

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Prepping for Summer and the Beartooth Highway Opening

Beartooth Highway Clearing 2019

The Memorial Day weekend is a big event on the Yellowstone calendar: Most lodging and services will be open for the season by then, and many visitors will hit the main route between Billings and the Northeast Entrance, celebrating the Beartooth Highway opening.

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Yellowstone 2020 Lodging Reservations Now Open

Old Faithful Inn

It’s a big day on the calendar, so let the planning begin: Yellowstone 2020 lodging reservations are now open, as concessionaire Xanterra has opened up the process of structuring visits to America’s oldest National Park.

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Sholly: No Dramatic Changes in Yellowstone National Park Operations

Cam Sholly

Cam Sholly, still in his first year as superintendent, doesn’t foresee any dramatic changes in Yellowstone National Park operations, dismissing talk of limiting access to the Park in the busiest summer visitation days.

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It’s Spring! First Yellowstone Roads Open April 19

Yellowstone in April 2019

It’s springtime in America’s first national park, as the first Yellowstone roads open April 19, with the rest of the park slated to open in stages up through Memorial Day.

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Yellowstone Wolf Population Remains Steady in 2018

wolf artist paint pots 2017

The Yellowstone wolf population remained steady in 2018, according to a report issued by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department as part of its management of the state wolf population.

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2019 Yellowstone Spring Plowing Begins

Blacktail Plateau Ski Trail, Yellowstone 2019

Yes, the snow has been heavy this winter, but this weekend saw a welcome sign of spring: 2019 Yellowstone spring plowing began, as the road from East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass) was closed to oversnow travel.

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Happy Birthday, Yellowstone National Park!

view down the canyon from inspiration point 2015

When President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law on March 1, 1872, he created the National Park Service — as well as creating America’s First National Park, Yellowstone National Park.

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