Yellowstone National Park News
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UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park releases name of individual involved in incident at West Thumb Geyser Basin
November 17, 2022 | 8:30 am
Yellowstone National Park announced today that the human foot found in Abyss Pool, located in the West Thumb Geyser Basin, belonged to Il Hun Ro, a 70-year-old male from Los Angeles, California.
Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2022
November 15, 2022 | 8:00 am
Yellowstone National Park hosted 232,117 recreation visits in October 2022. This is a 27% decrease from October 2021 (316,662 recreational visits), and a 36% increase from October 2019 (171,339) which was the last year before COVID.
Yellowstone National Park reduces fire danger to LOW
November 14, 2022 | 3:31 pm
Yellowstone decreased the parkwide fire danger level from MODERATE to LOW.
Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel to remain closed for winter 2022-2023
November 9, 2022 | 9:09 am
Yellowstone National Park’s Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel will remain closed this winter season, Dec. 2022 through March 2023. The hotel closed immediately after the historic June flood because of damage to the area’s wastewater system. The hotel will be closed to overnight guests and food services will not be provided.
Flood Recovery Updates: Yellowstone National Park's North Entrance and road to Mammoth Hot Springs to open TODAY, Oct. 30
October 28, 2022 | 3:00 pm
Yellowstone National Park’s North Entrance in Gardiner, Montana, and road between the North Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs (Old Gardiner Road) will open to regular visitor traffic TODAY, Oct. 30.
Nearly all entrances and roads in Yellowstone National Park will be closed Nov. 1; Last day to enjoy most of the park will be Oct. 31
October 26, 2022 | 2:02 pm
The West, South and East entrances and nearly all roads in Yellowstone National Park will be closed to regular vehicle traffic Nov. 1. The park annually closes roads at this time of year to prepare them for the winter season and snowmobile and snowcoach travel, which will begin Dec. 15. The last day for visitors to drive most roads will be Monday, Oct. 31.
Yellowstone National Park reduces fire danger to MODERATE
October 24, 2022 | 2:32 pm
Yellowstone decreased the parkwide fire danger level from HIGH to MODERATE.
Winter weather and hazardous driving conditions expected in Yellowstone National Park; Anticipate temporary road closures and driving delays; Stay informed about road status and weather conditions
October 20, 2022 | 3:17 pm
Due to expected winter weather and hazardous driving conditions in Yellowstone National Park over the next few days, visitors should anticipate temporary road closures and driving delays.
Yellowstone visitation statistics for September 2022
October 17, 2022 | 1:27 pm
Yellowstone National Park hosted 567,587 recreation visits in September 2022. This is a 36% decrease from September 2021 (882,078 recreational visits), the most-visited September on record, and an 18% decrease from September 2019 (693,118) which was the last year before COVID.
Yellowstone National Park increases fire danger to HIGH
October 14, 2022 | 9:29 am
Yellowstone increased the parkwide fire danger level from MODERATE to HIGH.