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News releases from Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone seeks comments on a proposal to provide Wi-Fi for park visitors and employees

The National Park Service seeks public comment on a proposal to install indoor Wi-Fi networks and associated equipment throughout Yellowstone National Park’s developed areas for the benefit of park visitors and employees.
Posted: November 14, 2019, 2:22 pm

Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2019

Yellowstone hosted 170,038 visits in October 2019. This is a 22% decrease from October 2018. So far in 2019, the park has hosted 3,977,852 visits, down 2.5% from the same period last year. Due to snow throughout the month, some entrance stations and park roads were temporarily closed. These closures likely contributed to the decrease in visitation.
Posted: November 12, 2019, 12:19 pm

Yellowstone releases 2018 Visitor Use Survey Study

A peer-reviewed report summarizing the results of Yellowstone’s 2018 Visitor Use Study is available online today. The National Park Service contracted Otak Inc., RRC Associates, and The University of Montana Institute for Tourism Recreation Research to conduct the study to help better understand how visitors experience the park in real time, across the summer season, and across different parts of the park. More than 4,000 people responded to the surveys, one of the largest in the history of the National Park Service.
Posted: November 7, 2019, 10:49 am

Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone Nov. 4, 2019; Park and visitors prepare for winter

This weekend, November 2-3, 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 4, so the park can prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will begin Sunday, December 15.
Posted: October 30, 2019, 9:45 am

Yellowstone road construction projects in 2020; More than $75 million will be invested to improve safety, access, and experience on park roads

There will be three major road construction projects in Yellowstone National Park in 2020. One project will have a complete closure between Tower Fall and Chittenden Road, while two projects will cause delays (North Entrance and Fishing Bridge to Indian Pond).
Posted: October 29, 2019, 2:35 pm

Park seeks comments on a proposal to replace the Yellowstone River Bridge

The National Park Service seeks public comment on a proposal to replace the Yellowstone River Bridge in Yellowstone National Park. The bridge is located on the Northeast Entrance Road near Tower Junction.
Posted: October 29, 2019, 10:36 am

Reports about Yellowstone bears, wolves, and birds published online

Yellowstone National Park recently published online three reports from 2018 about bear management, wolves, and birds. Each annual report focuses largely on the health of these wildlife populations.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 10:21 am

Yellowstone visitation statistics for September 2019

Yellowstone hosted 693,118 visits in September 2019. This is a 4.3 percent decrease from September 2018. So far in 2019, the park has hosted 3,807,814 visits, down 1.4 percent from the same period last year.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 3:37 pm

Yellowstone to conduct prescribed fire to restore native vegetation

Yellowstone wildland fire staff will conduct a 16-acre prescribed fire on one day between October 16-24, weather dependent.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 2:56 pm

Dunraven Pass in Yellowstone closed to all travel

Due to recent and predicted significant snow storms, Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) is now closed for the season.
Posted: October 11, 2019, 11:44 am