NPS Feed

News feeds from the National Park Service

  • Mike Tranel selected as Yellowstone National Park’s deputy superintendent
    Superintendent Cam Sholly announced today the selection of Mike Tranel as the new deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. He will arrive in the park in early February 2021. Read more »
  • Yellowstone's winter season starts December 15, 2020; Tour most park roads by snowcoach or snowmobile
    At 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for travel by snowcoach and snowmobile. Between December 15 and mid-March, visitors can travel the park’s interior roads on commercially guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the North, West, East, and South entrances, weather-permitting. Visitors who have… Read more »
  • Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2020
    The park hosted 360,034 recreation visits in October 2020, up 110% from October 2019. This was the busiest October on record, surpassing the previous record (252,013) set in 2015 by an increase of 43%. Read more »
  • Fire danger in Yellowstone is LOW
    The parkwide fire danger has been reduced to LOW due to autumn precipitation. Read more »
  • Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone Monday, November 2, 2020
    This weekend, October 31-November 1, provides the last chance for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone. The West, South, and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 8 a.m. Monday, November 2. The park annually closes roads in early November… Read more »
  • Forrest Fenn treasure hunter indicted for damage to Yellowstone National Park
    A man claiming to have been seeking the elusive Forrest Fenn treasure has been indicted by a federal grand jury after he was found digging in the historic Fort Yellowstone Cemetery. RODRICK DOW CRAYTHORN was indicted on September 16, 2020 on charges of excavating or trafficking in archeological resources and… Read more »
  • Yellowstone launches pilot shuttle initiative; Always working to improve visitor safety, access and experience
    Furthering efforts to improve visitor services and respond to congestion, Yellowstone National Park has launched two exploratory visitor shuttle initiatives in partnership with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe National Transportation Systems Center. Read more »
  • Temporary road closure in Mammoth Hot Springs
    On Wednesday, October 21 from 8 a.m.-noon, the road between the Upper and Lower Terraces in Mammoth Hot Springs will close temporarily while crews replace a culvert from a major water line break that occurred on August 14. Read more »
  • Yellowstone reduces fire danger to MODERATE
    The parkwide fire danger has been reduced to MODERATE due to widespread precipitation. Read more »
  • Yellowstone seeks comments on winter use adaptive management adjustments
    The National Park Service (NPS) encourages public comment on a proposal to adjust winter operating dates and times in Yellowstone National Park. The park is proposing two adaptive management modifications to the 2012-2013 Winter Use Plan and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS)/ Record of Decision (ROD). Read more »