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WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GET HERE

Bison on the Grand Loop Road - Yellowstone National Park

         Alerts           Road Construction & Delays           News & Current Events        

 Current Fire Activity in Yellowstone     

    Yellowstone Weather & Forecasts   

Road Statuses      Entrance Fees        Elevations    Services  

  Important Phone Numbers

  

 

 

     Yellowstone Weather & Forecasts                                                           

 

 Quick Tip:   The weather in Yellowstone can change rapidly.  Check back here regularly on the days leading up to your vacation and while you are in Yellowstone, to be aware of any changing conditions. 

 

Weather for areas inside Yellowstone National Park:

Old Faithful Area     Mammoth Hot Springs Area     Yellowstone Lake Area 

Tower/Roosevelt Area   Canyon Village Area       Grant Village Area

 

Weather for Yellowstone's Gateway Towns:

West Yellowstone, MT        Gardiner, MT       Cooke City, MT       Jackson, WY        

Cody, WY

 

Live Webcams:

Old Faithful Geyser      Mammoth Hot Springs      North Entrance     Mt. Washburn Fire Lookout  

West Entrance              North Entrance     

 

 

     Road Statuses in Yellowstone                                                              

 

 Quick Tip:   Temporary road closures caused by bad weather and hazardous driving conditions are more likely in the months of April, May, and October when the seasonal changes are more drastic.  Call (307) 344-7381 for current driving conditions and an up-to-date road report.

 

Current Roads Open

Roads currently open to wheeled vehicles only.

Roads currently closed to all motorized travel.

Roads currently open to over-the-snow travel only.

 

Road closure dates for wheeled vehicles:

October 11, 2016:

• Dunraven Pass (the road from Canyon Village to Tower Junction)

• Beartooth Pass (Cooke City, MT to Red Lodge, MT)

 

November 7, 2016 at 8 a.m.

• All remaining park roads except for the northernmost roads from the North Entrance to Mammoth Village, Mammoth Village to Tower Junction, and Tower Junction to the Northeast Entrance.

 

  

Yellowstone Forever Book: by Steve Hinch

Professional local photographer Steve Hinch has just released his first book titled, "Yellowstone Forever:  A Decade In Yellowstone National Park".  This beautiful book showcases Steve's award-winning photography in almost 200 photographs.  See Yellowstone the way that Steve saw it through his lens over the last decade.  Yellowstone Forever Book

Yellowstone Film

Follow the journey of renowned Yellowstone photography Tom Murphy as he treks through the prisitne winter wilderness of Yellowstone National Park once again.  Follow his journey!

 

 

 

     Entrance Fees & Important Phone Numbers                                                

Each entrance pass will give you a 7-day access to the park(s) it was purchased for. 

 

Yellowstone National Park entrance sign

Private non-commercial vehicle

$30 (Yellowstone only); $50 (Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks).

Motorcycle or snowmobile (snowmobile entry with a guide only)

$25 (Yellowstone only);  $40 (Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks).

Individuals entering by foot, bicycle, ski, etc.

$15 (Yellowstone only); $20 (Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks).

Annual PassesAn annual pass will be valid for 12 months after the day you purchase it.

$60 (Yellowstone Only);    $80 (All National Parks in the United States except for Mt. Rushmore)

 

Phone Numbers

• Yellowstone road & weather conditions, including entrance gate statuses: (307) 344-7381

•  Xanterra Parks & ResortsLodging, campground, activities & dinner reservations: (307) 344-7311

• General Stores: (307) 344-7702

• Mammoth Hot Springs Clinic: (307) 344-7965

• Wyoming Road Report: *511

• Montana Road Report: *511

 

 

 

     Elevations                                                                                                         

Elevation in Yellowstone National Park

At higher elevations there is less oxygen in the air than there would be at low elevations or at sea level. Everyone's body reacts to higher elevation in different ways. Sometimes it could take a few days for your body to adjust to the thinner air, so it is recommended that you go at a slower pace than you normally would until you get used to the thinner air.

The roads in the park range in elevation from just over 5,000 feet to 8,859 ft. The highest road in Yellowstone is a section of road between Tower Junction and Canyon Village called Dunraven Pass. Dunraven Pass reaches its highest point of 8,859 feet near the trailhead for the Mt. Washburn hiking trail. Below is a list of park locations and the elevations of those locations.

• Canyon Village (Canyon Region): 7,980 ft. / 2,432 meters                                           Yellowstone Park Hotel

Yellowstone Park Hotel

• Grant Village (Yellowstone Lake Region): 7,733 ft./ 2,357 meters

• Lake Village (Yellowstone Lake Region): 7,784 ft./ 2,373 meters

• Mammoth Village (Mammoth Hot Springs Region): 6,239 ft. / 1,902 meters

• Old Faithful Village (Old Faithful Region): 7,365 ft. / 2,254 meters

• Tower/Roosevelt Area (Tower/Roosevelt Region): 6,270 ft. / 1,911 meters

 

 

     Services In Yellowstone                                                                               

 

General Stores  

Mammoth Hot Springs General Store

     Yellowstone General Stores has a total of 12 stores conveniently located around the park in all major areas.  Most of the general stores are in historical park buildings with rich history of their own, like the general stores at Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, and Mammoth Hot Springs to name a few.  All Yellowstone General Stores offer a food and beverage service that can range from sit-down diners to snack shops that serve ice cream and hot dogs.

 

General Store Dates for the Summer 2016 Season

Mammoth General Store ( groceries):  Open year-round

Canyon General Store (sit-down diner & groceries):  Open 5/13/16 - 9/25/16

Canyon Adventure Outdoor Store (groceries):  Open 4/15/16 - 11/6/16

Fishing Bridge General Store (sit-down diner & groceries):  Open 5/6/16 - 10/3/16

Roosevelt General Store

Grant Village General Store (sit-down diner & groceries):  Open 5/27/16 - 9/18/16

Grant Village Mini Store (groceries):  Open 5/13/16 - 9/18/16

Lake Village General Store (sit-down diner & groceries):  Open 5/20/16 - 9/21/16

Bridge Bay Mini Store (groceries):  Open 5/20/16 - 9/4/16

Old Faithful Lower Store (sit-down diner & groceries):  Open 5/20/16 - 9/21/16

Old Faithful Upper Store (groceries):  Open 4/29/16 - 10/9/16

Tower Falls General Store (groceries):  Open 6/10/16 - 9/4/16

Roosevelt Mini Store (groceries):  Open 6/10/16 - 9/4/16

 

Yellowstone Park Service Stations (YPSS)

     There are seven Yellowstone Park Service Stations conveniently located around the park so you can keep your gas tank full during your vacation.  Five of these service stations offer vehicle repair, oil changes, and wrecker services.  All of the service stations around the park open and close seasonally except for the gas pumps at Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction which stay on year-round. At the Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction service stations you can also fill up in the  winter using a credit or debit card only.  When the service stations are open in the summer, they offer shelves of snacks and amenities, cold drinks for the thirsty traveler, and coffee to get you started in the morning.  For assistance at any of the Yellowstone Park Service Stations call (406)-848-7548.

 

Medical Clinics

Mammoth Hot Springs Clinic

     Hopefully you will never need to use this service, but there are three medical clinics in Yellowstone just in case.The Mammoth Hot Springs clinic is open year-round while the Old Faithful and Lake Village Clinics open and close seasonally.  In the event of an emergency, you should still dial 9-1-1.

To contact the Mammoth Hot Springs Clinic, call (307)-344-7965

To contact the Lake Village Clinic, call (307)-242-7241

To contact the Old Faithful Clinic, call (307)-344-7325

 

Post Offices

Mammoth Hot Springs Post Office

  Stay in touch with friends and family through one of the five post offices in Yellowstone.  Send postcards, or ship souvenirs and gifts so you don't have to hassle with carrying them home.  The Mammoth Hot Springs post office is open year-round and the post offices at Canyon Village, Old Faithful Village, Lake Village, and Grant Village open and close seasonally.

 

 

 

 

Wanna see some more cool stuff?  Check out the Natural Wonders page or Plan Your Trip page to learn more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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