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News releases from Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone conducts 2019 commercial vehicle safety inspections

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.
Posted: June 19, 2019, 11:02 am

Leslie Reynolds selected as interim chief ranger of Yellowstone National Park

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.
Posted: June 12, 2019, 10:03 am

May 2019 visitation statistics

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.
Posted: June 7, 2019, 9:19 am

Three National Parks Awarded $123.5 Million in Grants to Repair and Modernize Transportation Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s 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.
Posted: June 6, 2019, 11:23 am

Mount Washburn Trail in Yellowstone and trailhead parking lot at Dunraven Pass to close in August for improvements

The Mount Washburn Trail and trailhead parking lot at Dunraven Pass will close for improvements August 6-27, 2019.
Posted: June 5, 2019, 10:38 am

Yellowstone offers 2019 firewood collection permits

Yellowstone National Park will accept requests for 2019 firewood collection permits Friday, May 31, through Sunday, June 2.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 10:20 am

Tourism to Yellowstone creates $647.1 million in economic benefits; Report shows visitor spending supports 7,089 jobs in local economy

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.
Posted: May 23, 2019, 2:22 pm

Weather-permitting, Dunraven Pass to open Friday, May 24

Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) will open Friday, May 24, at 8 a.m., weather dependent.
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:14 pm

Visiting Yellowstone National Park this summer? Come prepared. Take the pledge. Protect the park.

If you plan to travel to Yellowstone National Park this summer, come prepared so you can protect yourself and this wild and awe-inspiring place.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 1:43 pm

Yellowstone announces strategic priorities

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 park’s team and organization, strengthening the condition of the Yellowstone ecosystem, improving visitor experience, investing in infrastructure, and expanding partnerships and coalitions.
Posted: May 16, 2019, 4:47 pm