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News releases from Yellowstone National Park.

New remote fire detected in northeast corner of Yellowstone

On Sunday, September 1, 2019, while on patrol, a backcountry ranger detected the lightning-ignited Wahb Fire near Cache Creek in the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park. At a half-acre, current fire activity is minimal.
Posted: September 4, 2019, 11:44 am

WARNING: Bull elk can be extremely dangerous during Yellowstone’s elk rut

The elk rut has begun in Yellowstone National Park and bull elk can be extremely dangerous. Be alert!
Posted: September 3, 2019, 4:51 pm

USCIS to welcome 45 new US citizens from four states at Yellowstone National Park

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and Yellowstone National Park will welcome 45 people as new U.S. citizens Thursday.
Posted: September 3, 2019, 10:02 am

Smoke visible from active Brimstone Fire in Yellowstone; fire does not pose a threat to park visitors; all roads and services are open

Smoke from the Brimstone Fire in Yellowstone National Park may be visible from Bridge Bay, Lake Village, Fishing Bridge, the East Entrance Road, and communities east of the park.
Posted: August 29, 2019, 3:52 pm

Yellowstone implements closures for fisheries work

From September 2-13, 2019, areas of the upper Gibbon River drainage in the central portion of Yellowstone National Park will close for fisheries work.
Posted: August 29, 2019, 1:47 pm

New fire detected on eastern shore of Yellowstone Lake; Campsite closed until further notice

The 0.5-acre Brimstone Fire was detected on the afternoon of August 26 east of Yellowstone Lake. Likely caused by lightning, it is burning in a spruce and fir forest. For safety reasons, the Brimstone Bay campsite 5E4 near the Thorofare Trail is closed until further notice.
Posted: August 27, 2019, 4:53 pm

55 male bison transferred from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes; Partners celebrate historic step for bison conservation

Today, Yellowstone National Park completed the first transfer of bison to the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana under the new operational quarantine program.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 12:09 pm

Remote fire detected in the Bechler district of Yellowstone National Park

On August 21, a medical aircraft detected the 1-acre Wyodaho Fire about ¾-mile east of Wyodaho Lake in the Bechler District of Yellowstone National Park. The fire is smoldering and creeping in grass and open timber.
Posted: August 23, 2019, 10:41 am

Historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel reopening; Join us at the celebration

The National Park Service (NPS) recently completed an extensive renovation of the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel in Yellowstone National Park. Join the park and Xanterra Travel Collection in Yellowstone for a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours on August 30, 2019, from 10-1 p.m. in front of the hotel to celebrate the reopening of this historic gathering spot.
Posted: August 21, 2019, 11:01 am

Yellowstone fire danger level raised to “high”; New fire detected

The parkwide fire danger level for Yellowstone is now high.
Posted: August 19, 2019, 3:13 pm