Tourists watch Old Faithful erupt in Yellowstone National Park on Thursday, April 29, 2021, in Wyoming. During Yellowstone’s off-season, visitors can take advantage of the quieter and less crowded conditions. | Kayla Renie, Jackson Hole News & Guide via AP
The following is a news release from the National Park Service.
MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyoming – Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for the season, weather permitting. On Saturday, entrance fees will be waived in celebration of National Park Week.
Roads open to the public April 15
West Entrance to Old Faithful
Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful (via Norris)
Norris to Canyon Village
North Entrance to Mammoth Hot Springs to Northeast Entrance (open year-round)
Changes in 2022
The road between Canyon Village and Tower-Roosevelt (Dunraven Pass) opens May 27 at noon.
Fishing and boating seasons begin May 28 and will close Oct. 31.
Three major road improvement projects will occur this year. All three projects will cause major delays (Lewis River Bridge, Old Faithful to West Thumb and Yellowstone River Bridge) and two projects (Old Faithful to West Thumb and Lewis River Bridge) will have overnight closures. Visitors entering and exiting the park’s south entrance should allow for extra driving time. Drive slowly through road construction and be alert to workers, heavy equipment, wildlife and other hazards.
Park roads will close for the winter season Nov.1 at 12:01 a.m.
Services in the spring will be limited and visitors should come prepared. Visit Operating Hours & Seasons for area-specific services.
Weather conditions can change rapidly, especially in the spring. Many areas of the park are still experiencing winter conditions. Visitors should check the park’s current conditions before they arrive.
Find updated road status on the park website and by calling (307) 344-2117. To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
Reduce wait times at park entrances. Buy a pass online ahead of time.
For additional details, visit the park website at www.nps.gov/yell or download the National Park Service App.
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