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  • Connecticut woman sentenced for walking on thermal area in Yellowstone National Park
    Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that MADELINE S. CASEY, age 26 of New Hartford, Connecticut was sentenced to seven days in jail for walking on thermal ground at Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/210826.htm Read more »
  • Yellowstone National Park fire danger lowered to HIGH. stage 1 fire restrictions lifted due to widespread rain
    Yellowstone National Park lowered the parkwide fire danger from very high to HIGH due to an average of two inches of rain that fell across the park the week of August 16 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/210823.htm Read more »
  • Yellowstone lifts fishing closure on rivers and streams
    Yellowstone National Park responded to high water temperatures and unprecedented low stream flows in rivers and streams by instituting a fishing closure during the afternoon and evening (after 2 pm) as of July 24, 2021. Conditions at the time were stressful and even fatal for trout. Since conditions have improved,… Read more »
  • Yellowstone visitation statistics for July 2021
    Yellowstone National Park hosted 1,080,767 recreation visits in July 2021, making it the most-visited July on record. This is a 13% increase from July 2020 (955,645 recreational visits) and a 15% increase from July 2019 (936,062 recreation visits). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/21024.htm Read more »
  • Yellowstone National Park engages with Tribes to improve partnerships
    As the Yellowstone 150th anniversary approaches in 2022, the park is working to engage with Tribes around potential actions to expand tribal presence and representation of their important cultural heritage in the park during the anniversary and beyond. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/21023.htm Read more »
  • Illinois woman charged in Yellowstone National Park case involving grizzly sow and cubs
    Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that SAMANTHA R DEHRING, age 25 of Carol Stream, Illinois, was charged with one count of willfully remaining, approaching, and photographing wildlife within 100 yards and one count of feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentionally disturbing wildlife. Dehring is expected to appear… Read more »
  • Yellowstone announces lottery for 2021-2022 Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program
    Beginning Sunday, August 1, people may apply to the 2021-2022 winter lottery for permits to snowmobile in Yellowstone without a commercial guide. Authorized in 2013, the Non-Commercially Guided Snowmobile Access Program allows one group of up to five snowmobiles to enter Yellowstone from each of its four winter entrances per… Read more »
  • High-water temperatures and low stream flows prompt fishing closures in Yellowstone National Park
    Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park’s rivers and streams will close to fishing in the afternoon and evening due to high-water temperatures and unprecedented low stream flows. This closure will protect the park’s native and wild trout fisheries. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/21021.htm Read more »
  • Unauthorized Yellowstone park guide sentenced for illegal activities
    Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that THEODORE EUGENE GARLAND, age 60 of Edmond, Oklahoma was sentenced on seven counts of illegal activities and violations in Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Garland appeared in front of Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman in Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming… Read more »
  • Yellowstone visitation statistics for June 2021
    The park hosted 938,845 recreation visits in June 2021, making it the park’s most-visited June on record. This is a 64% increase from June 2020 (573,205 recreational visits) and a 20% increase from June 2019 (781,853 recreation visits). https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/21020.htm Read more »