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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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Planning a Yellowstone Fishing Trip? Start Planning Now

fishing from boat Yellowstone Lake 2015

We’re less than a month away from the boating season, but if you’re planning a Yellowstone fishing trip, the time to launch preparations is now.

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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 Golden Eagle Succumbs to Lead Poisoning

Yellowstone Golden Eagle

A Yellowstone golden eagle was found dead last December after succumbing to lead poisoning, as a lab necropsy showed lead levels well over lethal toxicity.

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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 Bison Culling Begins

Yellowstone bison

The annual spring culling of Yellowstone bison has begun, as 23 bison that were part of a larger herd heading north of Mammoth Hot Springs were captured near the Stephens Creek facility.

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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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Does Increased Steamboat Geyser Activity Mean Anything? Probably Not

Filming Steamboat Geyser 2018

With increased geyser activity observed by trackers in 2018 and the beginning of 2019, does this mean there’s something serious happening under the Yellowstone Caldera? Probably not, say the experts.

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