Following flood damage which closed the park on June 13, 2022, Yellowstone reopened 93% of roadways by July 2 including the three southern-most entrances plus both loops of the Grand Loop Road. The Northeast Entrance and the North Entrance were reopened Oct. 15 and Oct. 30 respectively. These two northern entrances remain open year-round. The other three southern entrances and much of the Grand Loop Road close to vehicle traffic during the winter starting Nov. 1. Yellowstone annually closes roads at this time of year to prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will begin Dec. 15.
For a complete list of facilities open in the park such as campgrounds, hotels and visitor centers, visit www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/hours.htm. See the current conditions of park roads at www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm and more updates at the Yellowstone NPS Facebook page, www.facebook.com/YellowstoneNPS.
The video below shows the initial damage to park roads and highlights the remarkable work road crews have accomplished.
Yellowstone Area Updates
Note that Yellowstone’s gateway towns have also been affected by the flood. Here are some social links to help you keep in touch with these local communities.
Northern Yellowstone Area
Yellowstone Country Montana www.facebook.com/YellowstoneCountry
Red Lodge and Beartooth Highway www.facebook.com/visitredlodge
Cooke City-Silver Gate www.facebook.com/pages/Cooke-City-Silver-Gate-Montana/108244039196462
Silver Gate Lodging www.facebook.com/silvergatelodging
Eastern Yellowstone Area
Cody Yellowstone www.facebook.com/CodyYellowstone/
Pahaska Tepee Resort www.facebook.com/PahaskaTepeeWY
Western Yellowstone Area
Southern Yellowstone Area including Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park, is open and operating as normal, except for low water levels in Jackson Lake. www.facebook.com/GrandTetonNPS/