Yellowstone National Park rangers are partnering with state and federal transportation officials to conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19023.htm
Superintendent Cam Sholly announced that Leslie Reynolds will serve as the interim chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park while the park begins the process of filling the job permanently. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19022.htm
The park hosted 434,385 visits in May 2019, making it the third busiest on record. This is a 2.8 percent decrease from 2018 (446,875 visits), which was the busiest May on record. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19-021.htm
The U.S. Department of Transportationâs Federal Highway Administration announced yesterday that three national parks will receive $123,572,000 in grants as part of the Nationally Significant Federal Lands and Tribal Projects Program. https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/2019-nsfltp-grants.htm
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.1 million visitors to Yellowstone in 2018 spent $512.6 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 7,089 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $647.1 million. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19019.htm
Yellowstone is releasing a series of major strategic priorities that will guide short and long-term decision making over the upcoming years. The priorities focus heavily on the parkâs team and organization, strengthening the condition of the Yellowstone ecosystem, improving visitor experience, investing in infrastructure, and expanding partnerships and coalitions. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19017.htm
Now open: West Entrance to Madison, Mammoth to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon. The road from the North Entrance (Gardiner) to the Northeast Entrance (Cooke City) is open year-round.
For up-to-date information consult the map above, call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information, or sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
Open roads may close temporarily due to inclement weather and other reasons.
Open roads are not gated at night: people may enter/exit the park 24 hours a day, seven days a week.