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Yellowstone National Park News

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  • UPDATE: Yellowstone National Park’s south loop reopening update

    June 22, 2022 | 9:32 am

    Yellowstone National Park's south loop reopened this morning, June 22, at 8 a.m. As the park expected, traffic entering through only three entrances (South, West, East) did cause major backups initially, however, backups have cleared at each entrance.

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  • National Park Service announces $50 million in emergency funding; expedited plans to reopen 80 percent of Yellowstone

    June 20, 2022 | 10:29 am

    During a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana, on Sunday, June 19, National Park Service Director Chuck Sams with Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly announced $50 million to kick-start recovery efforts from record breaking floods.

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  • Statement from National Park Service Director Chuck Sams on flooding emergency in Yellowstone National Park

    June 16, 2022 | 4:08 pm

    Yellowstone is a region shaped by our planet’s mighty natural forces. This is what makes it so spectacular and unmatched anywhere in the world. This week’s flooding reminds us that we humans are just one small part of this ecosystem.

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  • Yellowstone’s Mount Doane name changes to First Peoples Mountain; Action taken to remove offensive name from America’s first national park

    June 9, 2022 | 2:30 pm

    Yellowstone National Park announced today that Mount Doane is now named First Peoples Mountain. Today’s announcement follows a 15-0 vote affirming the change by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN), the federal body responsible for maintaining uniform geographic name usage throughout the federal government.

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  • Beartooth Highway (US-212) opens today with nighttime closures; Stay informed about road status and weather conditions

    June 9, 2022 | 8:29 am

    The Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, opened today, June 9.

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  • Yellowstone National Park Memorial Day weekend 2022 visitation statistics Commemorate 150 Years of Yellowstone

    June 8, 2022 | 9:12 am

    Parkwide vehicle entries over the Memorial Day weekend in 2022 showed a 34% decrease over the same weekend in 2021.

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  • Beartooth Highway (US-212) to remain temporarily closed due to hazardous winter conditions

    June 3, 2022 | 8:12 am

    The Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, will remain temporarily closed until hazardous winter conditions improve.

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  • Woman gored after approaching bison in Yellowstone National Park; Always stay more than 25 yards away from bison

    May 31, 2022 | 4:55 pm

    A 25-year-old female from Grove City, Ohio, approached a bison to within 10 feet on the morning of May 30, 2022. Park regulations require visitors to remain more than 25 yards (23 m) away from bison.

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  • Beartooth Highway (US-212) opens Friday, May 27 EXPECT A TEMPORARY CLOSURE BEGINNING AT 5 P.M.; Stay informed about road status and weather conditions

    May 26, 2022 | 4:53 pm

    The Beartooth Highway (US-212), located east of the park’s Northeast Entrance between Red Lodge, Montana, and Cooke City, Montana, will open Friday, May 27 at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Weather-permitting, Dunraven Pass opens Friday, May 27; ANTICIPATE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES AND DRIVING DELAYS

    May 26, 2022 | 8:45 am

    Weather-permitting, the road from Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass) will open at 12:30 p.m.

    Read more at nps.gov