Three men who violated the Lacey Act in Yellowstone National Park (an act that prohibits hunting in the park) have been sentenced in federal court. The men, from Livingston, Montana, were charged with illegally hunting a male mountain lion in the northern section of the park, north of the Yellowstone River, December 12, 2018. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19015.htm
As part of ongoing efforts to monitor the population of grizzly bears in the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, Yellowstone National Park and the USGS would like to
inform the public that biologists with the National Park Service and Interagency Grizzly
Bear Study Team (IGBST) will be conducting scientific grizzly bear research operations
in Yellowstone National Park from May 13 through July 31. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/biologists-set-to-begin-grizzly-bear-captures-for-research-purposes-in-yellowstone-national-park-public-reminded-to-heed-warning-signs.htm
Weather-permitting, East Entrance and select roads in Yellowstone open Friday, May 3 https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/weather-permitting-east-entrance-and-select-roads-in-yellowstone-open-friday-may-3-2019.htm
Yellowstone National Park encourages the public to get ready for boating and fishing season, which begins on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Boaters and anglers should clean, drain, and dry all equipment prior to arriving in the park to minimize the risk of introducing aquatic invasive species (AIS) into Yellowstoneâs waters.
New this year, there will be a temporary ban of watercraft equipped with sealed internal ballast tanks on all park waters. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19014.htm
Yellowstone National Park staff will travel to nearby communities to talk with anglers and other interested individuals about ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species, and the parkâs fishing regulations. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19013.htm
On Saturday, April 20, community partners, Yellowstone National Park, and concessioners, will observe Earth Day in Gardiner, Montana. All events are free to the public. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19012.htm
Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2019, select roads and services in Yellowstone National Park will open for the season, weather permitting. To celebrate National Park Week, entrance fees will be waived on Saturday, April 20, 2019. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19011.htm
A golden eagle was found dead on December 6, 2018, near Phantom Lake in the northern section of Yellowstone National Park. A recent lab necropsy indicated the cause of death was lead poisoning. Levels found in the golden eagle were extremely high and well over lethal toxicity. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/19010.htm
Elk numbers in Yellowstone National Parkâs northern herd are fewer compared to last year, however the population remains above the 10-year average and other recent counts. Low calf survival will likely impact the population over the next two years, according to a population survey conducted last month. https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/news/2019-late-winter-survey-of-northern-yellowstone-elk.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.