News About Yellowstone National Park and Surrounding Areas

The latest happenings with Yellowstone’s geysers, grizzly bears, wolves, regulations, and policies.

A grizzly bear and her cubs in Yellowstone. Photo by the Yellowstone Assc./Jim Futterer

Yellowstone Forever Created from Two Nonprofits

The Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation merged to form Yellowstone Forever, which is now the official nonprofit partner of the national park. Read More...

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone. Photo by Jeff Vanuga

Yellowstone’s Hotel at Mammoth Hot Springs Closed for Summer 2017

Ongoing hotel renovations have unexpectedly forced the closure of the Mammoth hotel rooms for the summer season. Cabins and restaurant remain open. Read More...

Exterior of Washburn Lodge, part of the Canyon Lodges in Yellowstone. Photo courtesy of Yellowstone National Park Lodges/Xanterra

Yellowstone’s Renovated Canyon Lodge Uses Recycled Bottles and Wood

Using recycled bottles from park visitors and wood from trees killed by the pine beetle, the Canyon Lodge has just undergone an extensive 2-year renovation. Read More...

Shark and bird at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park. Photo by Kate Noll

Photo Contest – 2016 Winners

2016 Grand Prize winner is Kate Noll of wildlife from Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Runners up are Phill Monson and Sandeep Gali. + 56 Honorable Mentions Read More...

A view of Lower Falls in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming near the location of the tragic accident. This Grand Canyon often gets confused with the Grand Canyon of the Colorado River in Arizona.

Park Worker’s Fatal Fall into Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon

In the early hours on August 26, 2016, Yellowstone Park employee Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar fell from Grand View Point in the park and died. Read More...

Tourists take photos as Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser erupts. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Celebrate 100 Years of the National Park Service

This year, the National Park Service celebrates its 100th year on August 25, 2016, which has me thinking back to all my experiences in our national parks. Read More...

Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service

NPS Centennial Q & A with Jonathan Jarvis

We asked the Director of the National Park Service to look back at the last 100 years and to glimpse forward to the next century’s challenges and opportunities. Read More...

Early Yellowstone visitors at Handkerchief Pool (1923). Photo courtesy NPS

100 Years in Yellowstone – Then and Now

The National Park Service was established on August 25, 1916. In the 100 years since the NPS took over park management, Yellowstone has undergone many changes. Read More...

The stars shine over Grand Prismatic in Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Breanna Keller Photography

A Night Photographing the Milky Way in Yellowstone

Against the vast expanse of the starlit sky, the Milky Way provided an enticing focal point for the National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop in Yellowstone Read More...

Author Carly Everett (left) and photographer Thomas D. Mangelsen (right)

Wildlife Photography – What Does It Take to Get the Shot?

We asked a world-renowned wildlife photographer, Thomas D. Mangelsen, for tips on hunting with a camera to get iconic shots. Read More...

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone. Photo by Grant Ordelheide

Tourist Damages Mammoth Hot Springs in Search of “Medicinal” Water

A tourist was fined for illegally walked off the boardwalk in Mammoth Hot Springs allegedly to collect water for medicinal uses. Read More...

Porkchop Geyser in Norris Back Basin. Photo by Gloria Wadzinski

Man Confirmed Dead After Fall in Yellowstone Hot Spring

Colin Nathaniel Scott slipped and fell in a hot spring Tuesday, June 7, 2016 when he and his sister left the boardwalk in the Norris Geyser Basin Read More...

National Park Stamp Pane. Copyright 2016 USPS

16 National Parks Get Their Own Stamps

Show your love for national parks on your envelopes. Artwork is from existing art or photos such as Art Wolfe’s photo of a bison on the Yellowstone stamp. Read More...

People walking on one of Yellowstone's boardwalk next to a geyser

3 Things Not to Do In Yellowstone

Find out what happened when tourists broke the rules and learn three things not to do when you are in the park. Read More...

Newborn bison calf May 10, 2014. Photo by NPS Neal Herbert

Putting Yellowstone Baby Bison in Car Cost Animal Its Life

Fearing a baby bison was too cold, two tourists made the bad decision in mid-May 2016 to place the bison in their car. The move cost the baby its life. After the tourists brought the bison to a ranger station, park rangers returned it to the location where it had been. They repeatedly tried to Read More...

Bison in Yellowstone. Photo by Jeff Vanuga

Bison Becomes National Mammal

After 234 years, it’s time for another animal to join the American eagle as a national symbol. Will it be the bison? Read More...

Dan Wenk, Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park

Q&A with Yellowstone’s Superintendent Dan Wenk

Reminiscing about the last century, and thoughts about the challenges and opportunities for the next century. Read More...

Bison in Yellowstone in spring

Bison Return Home to Montana After a Century in Canada

In April 2016, 89 genetically pure bison will travel from Canada to the Blackfeet reservation. Their ancestors made the trip in reverse at the turn-of-the-20th century. Read More...

Grizzly bear walking among flowering grass.

Yellowstone Grizzly Bears May Lose Protection

March 2016 proposal to delist the grizzly has sparked a national debate over the future of this endangered animal. Should we open grizzlies to hunting? Read More...

RV checking into Yellowstone's Fishing Bridge Campground. Photo by NPS Diane Renkin

2016 RV Park Construction in Yellowstone

During summer 2016, Yellowstone National Park crews will be doing construction in some of the RV/camp sites. Read More...

Bison playfully butting heads in the snow

Yellowstone to Cull Near-Record Bison Population

Every winter Yellowstone’s bison are aggressively hazed to get them back into the park but Montana governor now allows migration. Read More...

Yellowstone Grizzly bear. Photo by Jeff Vanuga

Hugh Glass, the Real Man of “The Revenant” Movie

The grizzly is iconic to Yellowstone and Glacier so it may surprise moviegoers that trapper Hugh Glass gets mauled by a grizzly in South Dakota, not Montana. Read More...

Wolf from Canyon Pack near Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone. Photo by NPS Jim Peaco

2014 Yellowstone Wolf Report Download

December 3, 2015:: How many wolves were in Yellowstone in 2014, what were their wolf pack territories, and what were their kills. Download the report. Read More...

A grizzly bear near Yellowstone's Swan Lake. Photo by NPS Neal Herbert

How Many Grizzly Bears Live in Yellowstone Country?

In 2014/2015 the answer is: less than 1,200. That seems to be the only number that people can agree on. Read More...

Giant Geyser in Yellowstone near Old Faithful

After Years of Calm, Giant Geyser Erupts in Yellowstone

Sept 28, 2015, 5:03 am: The second largest active geyser in the world, Giant Geyser, erupted in Yellowstone early Monday morning. Watch videos. Read More...

Beartooth Highway section of US Route 212. Photo by Lpangelrob [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

Beartooth Highway to Yellowstone Closes Early – Oct 5, 2015

In 2015 the famous scenic road will close on Oct 5th for construction on the stretch between the Wyoming-Montana border and Red Lodge, Montana. Read More...

Yellowstone Junior Ranger Program. Photo by NPS Jim Peaco

4th Graders Can Visit Parks Free For a Year

Get a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks if you are in the 4th grade in the United States. Read More...

Momma grizzly and her cub on May 15, 2014 near Daisy Geyser. Photo by NPS Jim Peaco

Man Killed by Grizzly in Yellowstone Aug 2015

A hiker was found dead in Yellowstone, apparently from a grizzly bear attack. The victim was 63-year-old Lance Crosby from Billings Montana. Read More...

Bison looking at the camera.

5 Visitors Gored by Bison in Yellowstone in 2015

2 teens, a 43-year-old, and 2 in their 60’s had a encounters with bison when they got too close in Yellowstone. Five incidents in three months is unusual. Read More...

An airplane flying over the mountains with a sunset

Now Fly from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone

After a 30-year absence the West Yellowstone Airport once again has jet service from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone, starting on June 1, 2015. Read More...