Yellowstone visitation down in June 2020

Yellowstone visitation in June 2020 was down some 32 percent from June 2019 visitation numbers, as the COVID-19 pandemic is clearly keeping many folks at home during the high summer season.

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More 2020 Yellowstone lodging set to open in July

Washburn Lodge, Canyon

If you plan on a July-October visit, you’ll have more options when it comes to 2020 Yellowstone lodging, as concessionaire Xanterra plans on opening Lake, Canyon and Old Faithful Snow Lodge rooms for the rest of the season.

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Still no positive COVID-19 Yellowstone tests for employees

COVID-19 distancing at Snow Lodge gift show

Another round of testing, another round of good news: After 190 tests of NPS and concessionaire employees, there were no positive COVID-19 Yellowstone tests recorded, keeping the park’s winning streak alive.

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Visitor gored by Yellowstone bison

Bison at Mammoth Campground, May 2019

A 72-year-old woman was gored after coming within 10 feet of a Yellowstone bison in an attempt to take a photo of it while camping at Bridge Bay Campground.

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More GTNP services, campgrounds now open

We have more Grand Teton National Park services and campgrounds now open, as National Park Service officials follow their plan for a phased approach to summer 2020 openings.

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No positives in 2nd round of Yellowstone employee COVID-19 testing

Old Faithful Visitor Center

A second round of COVID-19 testing for Yellowstone employees yielded no positives, as coronavirus pandemic mitigation measures seem to be doing the job as more and more visitors return.

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No COVID-19 cases reported among Yellowstone employees

So far, so good: Testing of the 43 non-symptomatic Yellowstone National Park employees in front-line positions and interacting with the public over the past two weeks yielded no positive COVID-19 results.

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Xanterra announces new Yellowstone operating schedule for 2020

Yellowstone red dog

With the news that the three Montana gates into Yellowstone are opening June 1, Xanterra has announced a revised Yellowstone operating schedule, moving up openings from a previously announced June 15 schedule.

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Yellowstone Montana gates to open June 1

2020 Yellowstone opening May 18

More access in the works: Today National Park Service officials announced the three Yellowstone Montana gates are set to open June 1, coinciding with Gov. Steve Bullock’s lifting of out-of-state travel restrictions.

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Comments reopened for proposed Yellowstone WiFi installation

With new drawings of a proposed Yellowstone WiFi installation that would improve coverage around lodges and worker housing, the National Park Service is reopening comments on the plan from Access Parks.

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