Yellowstone National Park News
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Woman suffers significant thermal burns in Yellowstone National Park; Stay on boardwalks and trails in thermal areas
September 16, 2021 | 3:56 pm
At Old Faithful early Thursday morning, September 16, park rangers provided initial care to a 19-year-old woman from Rhode Island with second- and third-degree burns to 5% of her body.
Yellowstone visitation statistics for August 2021
September 14, 2021 | 2:16 pm
Yellowstone National Park hosted 921,844 recreation visits in August 2021, making it the most-visited August on record. This is a 4.5% increase from August 2020 (881,829 recreational visits) and a 12% increase from August 2019 (820,006 recreation visits).
Yellowstone National Park visitation statistics on Labor Day weekend 2021
September 7, 2021 | 3:47 pm
Parkwide vehicle entries through the Labor Day weekend showed a 21% increase over the same weekend in 2019. This year is compared to 2019 instead of 2020 because of COVID-19.
WARNING: Bull elk in Yellowstone National Park can be unpredictable and dangerous during fall mating season
September 2, 2021 | 8:31 am
The elk mating season has begun in Yellowstone National Park. Bull elk can be unpredictable and dangerous during this time.
Connecticut woman sentenced for walking on thermal area in Yellowstone National Park
August 25, 2021 | 10:30 am
Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that MADELINE S. CASEY, age 26 of New Hartford, Connecticut was sentenced to seven days in jail for walking on thermal ground at Norris Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone National Park fire danger lowered to HIGH. stage 1 fire restrictions lifted due to widespread rain
August 23, 2021 | 11:54 am
Yellowstone National Park lowered the parkwide fire danger from very high to HIGH due to an average of two inches of rain that fell across the park the week of August 16
Yellowstone lifts fishing closure on rivers and streams
August 20, 2021 | 11:44 am
Yellowstone National Park responded to high water temperatures and unprecedented low stream flows in rivers and streams by instituting a fishing closure during the afternoon and evening (after 2 pm) as of July 24, 2021. Conditions at the time were stressful and even fatal for trout. Since conditions have improved, the fishing closure on park rivers and streams has been lifted as of Aug. 20, and anglers can resume fishing all day (sunrise to sunset) as specified in the Fishing Regulations booklet.
Yellowstone visitation statistics for July 2021
August 19, 2021 | 2:21 pm
Yellowstone National Park hosted 1,080,767 recreation visits in July 2021, making it the most-visited July on record. This is a 13% increase from July 2020 (955,645 recreational visits) and a 15% increase from July 2019 (936,062 recreation visits).
Yellowstone National Park engages with Tribes to improve partnerships
August 4, 2021 | 1:37 pm
As the Yellowstone 150th anniversary approaches in 2022, the park is working to engage with Tribes around potential actions to expand tribal presence and representation of their important cultural heritage in the park during the anniversary and beyond.
Illinois woman charged in Yellowstone National Park case involving grizzly sow and cubs
August 2, 2021 | 5:04 pm
Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that SAMANTHA R DEHRING, age 25 of Carol Stream, Illinois, was charged with one count of willfully remaining, approaching, and photographing wildlife within 100 yards and one count of feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentionally disturbing wildlife. Dehring is expected to appear in front of Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman in Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyoming on August 26, 2021, for her arraignment.