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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas Social Distancing Required Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed
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COVID-19 STATUS: KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

PARK PHASED REOPENING

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So what does "Park Phased Reopening" mean?

According to the U.S. National Park Service, Yellowstone National Park is currently working on reopening. This can mean that certain areas are closed. It can include trails, campgrounds, facilities, visitor centers, etc. Visit the source link below for more detailed information regarding this park's status.

What we know:

The below source link has more information about the status of the park. The National Park Service requires everyone at this park, regardless of vaccination status, to continue to wear masks indoors and in crowded outdoor spaces, such as narrow/busy trails, overlooks, visitor center patios, & other congested areas.

Face Masks or Coverings Required in Certain Areas

Yellowstone National Park is currently requiring masks or face coverings in certain or all areas. Depending on your vaccination status, if you are not fully vaccinated (meaning two weeks after your final vaccination), and according to CDC guidelines, which currently depends on the COVID-19 transmissibility rate in the community in and around the park. Most parks requiring masks indoors have put an alert out (found below in the Alerts section). Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and the local community for more detailed information.

Social Distancing Required

Yellowstone National Park is currently requiring everyone to social distance, 6 feet or more, from others. This usually means outside of your immediate group. Some parks may also have size restrictions on gatherings to help assist in social distancing. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and the local community for more detailed information.

Visitors Centers, Stores and/or Other Facilities Closed

Yellowstone National Park currently has visitors centers, stores, or other facilities closed due to Covid-19. It is highly suggested that you bring all the supplies you may need in case a store is closed or shopping is limited due to local communities or the park. Please refer to the U.S. National Park Service, the states of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and the local community for more detailed information.

Last Updated: August 30, 2021
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Yellowstone National Park News

Showing the last 10 news releases. Click here to visit nps.gov's Yellowstone National Park - News section for more.

  • Yellowstone 2021 visitation statistics

    January 21, 2022 | 12:10 pm

    The park hosted 4,860,537 recreation visits in 2021, up 28% from 2020 (3,806,306 visits), making it the busiest year on record.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Santa Rosa man sentenced to nine months in jail for assaulting law enforcement officers in Yellowstone National Park

    January 19, 2022 | 4:59 pm

    United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that BENJAMIN J. BAGALA, age 27, of Santa Rosa, California pleaded guilty and was sentenced for three counts of assaulting, resisting, or impeding certain officers or employees and one count of depredation against property of the United States.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 28 bison transferred from Yellowstone to Fort Peck Tribes; Partners celebrate another positive step for bison conservation

    January 13, 2022 | 11:10 am

    Wednesday, January 12, the Assiniboine and Sioux Tribes of Fort Peck Indian Reservation completed the transfer of 28 Yellowstone bison to the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Poplar, Montana, under the Bison Conservation Transfer Program. All the bison completed Phases I & II of the brucellosis quarantine protocol at Yellowstone National Park and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) facilities and will finish assurance testing (Phase III) at Fort Peck.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yellowstone National Park turns 150 in 2022

    January 12, 2022 | 4:35 pm

    March 1, 2022, marks the 150th anniversary of the establishment of Yellowstone National Park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Update to Yellowstone’s Winter Use Plan; Decision to suspend wildlife monitoring

    December 14, 2021 | 4:32 pm

    Starting winter 2021/2022, Yellowstone National Park will suspend a wildlife monitoring effort because evaluations over the last decade have not substantially changed.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yellowstone's winter season begins Dec. 15, 2021; Top 10 things to know for a winter visit

    December 14, 2021 | 4:11 pm

    The winter season begins in Yellowstone National Park Wednesday, Dec. 15, and most park roads will open to oversnow vehicles. Due to limited snow, travel will be restricted to snowcoaches until conditions improve.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2021

    November 10, 2021 | 2:01 pm

    The park hosted 316,662 recreation visits in October 2021, down 12% from October 2020 (359,889 visits), which was the busiest October on record.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yellowstone National Park seeks public comments on revised Commercial Use Authorization plans

    November 9, 2021 | 12:01 pm

    Yellowstone National Park asks for public comment on revised Commercial Use Authorization (CUA) and service-related operating plans that will guide commercial services in the park for the next five years.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • UPDATE: Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone National Park TODAY at 7 p.m. due to expected winter weather

    November 6, 2021 | 1:27 pm

    Due to expected winter weather tonight through Sunday, November 7, the West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close in Yellowstone National Park TODAY, November 6, at 7 p.m.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Nearly all entrances and roads close in Yellowstone National Park Monday, November 8, 2021

    November 1, 2021 | 3:31 pm

    This weekend, November 6-7, provides the last chance for visitors to drive to many iconic locations in Yellowstone. The West, South and East entrances and all roads, with one exception, will close to vehicle travel at 12:01 a.m. Monday, November 8.

    Read more at nps.gov