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  • National Park Foundation and National Park Service Announce $40 Million Gift to Meet Urgent Need for Employee Housing at Yellowstone National Park
    The National Park Foundation (NPF) and National Park Service (NPS) today announced a $40 million gift to expand and improve NPS employee housing at Yellowstone, America’s first national park. The new investment made possible by donors who wish to remain anonymous will fund more than 70 new modular units to… Read more »
  • Yellowstone National Park’s winter season wraps up
    Yellowstone National Park’s winter season wraps up early March as roads begin to close to snowmobile and snowcoach travel. By March 16, most visitor services and park roads will be closed including the South, West and East entrances. The park annually closes most roads at this time of year to… Read more »
  • 325.5 million visits to national parks in 2023, 4.5 million visits to Yellowstone National Park
    On Feb. 22, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that 400 national parks reported a total of 325.5 million recreation visits in 2023, an increase of 13 million or 4% over 2022. Yellowstone National Park hosted 4,501,382 recreation visits in 2023, up 37% over 2022 (3,290,242 recreation visits). Lower visitation… Read more »
  • UPDATE: Public input sought on Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance Road
    The National Park Service (NPS), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration, is considering construction of a new permanent North Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park. Goals for the new road include providing year-round access between Gardiner, Montana, and Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana, natural hazard resiliency and the protection of… Read more »
  • 116 Yellowstone bison transferred to Fort Peck Tribes
    During the week of Feb. 5, the National Park Service (NPS) and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) moved 116 Yellowstone National Park bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana. The Bison Conservation Transfer Program continues to make history, having relocated the largest number of… Read more »
  • Yellowstone recruiting for 2024 Youth Conservation Corps program
    How would you like to work, learn, play, and grow in Yellowstone’s wonderland this summer? Yellowstone National Park is currently recruiting for the 2024 Youth Conservation Corps (YCC), a residential work-based education program for students between the ages of 15 and 18. Visit the YCC program webpage to apply. Completed… Read more »
  • Yellowstone National Park's winter season begins Dec. 15, 2023
    Yellowstone National Park’s winter season begins Friday, Dec. 15. Read more »
  • Mule deer tests positive for chronic wasting disease in Yellowstone National Park
    Yellowstone National Park and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) recently confirmed the presence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the carcass of an adult mule deer buck found near Yellowstone Lake in the southeastern section of the park. This is the first confirmed positive detection of the disease… Read more »
  • Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2023
    Yellowstone National Park hosted 299,127 recreation visits in October 2023. This is a 26% increase from October 2022 (236,567 recreational visits). It is also a 75% increase from October 2019* (171,339 recreational visits) when several short-term, weather-related road closures likely impacted visitation. Read more »
  • Travel to and in Yellowstone National Park not advised due to winter storm
    Travel to and in Yellowstone National Park is not advised due to a significant winter storm. Read more »