Park Seasonal Access

Parts of the national park are closed to wheeled vehicles during the winter. Many facilities also have seasonal service. Also check here for road construction, special free days, and entry fees.

Yellowstone visitors photographing bears

Are there any Yellowstone regulations I need to know about?

Rules and regulations for Yellowstone visitors including biking, driving, fires, boating, fishing, and viewing wildlife. Read More...

Old Faithful Snow Lodge. Photo by Ed Will, Flickr

Are Yellowstone Hotels & Campgrounds Open in Winter?

Many of Yellowstone’s hotels and cabins, including the famous Old Faithful Inn, are only open during the summer season. However, there are a couple of options for lodging during the winter inside the park. Read More...

Yellowstone's Hayden Valley in Autumn

Autumn in Yellowstone – Need to Know

Everything you need to know about autumn weather, elk, bear, and bison activity in fall, plus seasonal closings of road and park facilities. Read More...

Yellowstone's South Entrance. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Comment on Yellowstone Fee Hike by Dec 20

The proposals are for a $5 increase for each Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Parks, and a longstanding combined entrance fee would be eliminated. Read More...

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Free National Park Days

The National Park Service has announced its free national park days for 2014. All park entry fees are waived. Read More...

Yellowstone Roosevelt Arch at North Entrance

How much does Yellowstone cost?

Purchase a 7-day, annual, or lifetime pass to enter national parks. Yellowstone has 12 campgrounds and permits for backcountry camping. Read More...

Spring Wildflowers in Yellowstone

Spring in Yellowstone

Visit Yellowstone during its warming-up season—spring—to explore the park when both the heat and crowds are at bay. Here are the entrance, road, camping, & facilities opening dates for 2014. Read More...

Norris Cistern Springs

Winter in Yellowstone National Park

Vacation in a winter wonderland with snowy views of steaming geysers. Tips on what to wear, what to do, wildlife to watch, and where to stay or camp in Yellowstone. Read More...

Car driving on Yellowstone's North Entrance road in the winter. Photo by NPS Jim Peaco

Winter Road Access in Yellowstone

During the winter, the only roads that are open to wheeled traffic are from the North Entrance at Gardiner to the Northeast Entrance to Cooke City. Since the Beartooth Highway and Chief Joseph Scenic Highway outside Cooke City also close for the winter season, the only way to Cooke City is through the north Park road. Read More...

Yellowstone Old Faithful Inn

Yellowstone National Park Opening and Closing Dates

Opening and closing dates of seasonal lodges, campgrounds, and other facilities in Yellowstone National Park Read More...