Yellowstone National Park News
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Yellowstone National Park calls on visitors to protect wildlife and respect safety regulations
June 1, 2023 | 4:49 pm
Yellowstone provides millions of visitors one of the greatest wildlife viewing displays in North America. In recent days, some actions by visitors have led to the endangerment of people and wildlife and resulted in the death of wildlife. The park calls on visitors to protect wildlife by understanding how their actions can negatively impact wildlife.
UPDATE: Hawaii man pleads guilty to intentionally disturbing wildlife in Yellowstone National Park
May 31, 2023 | 4:29 pm
Clifford Walters of Hawaii pleaded guilty to one count of feeding, touching, teasing, frightening, or intentionally disturbing wildlife on May 31, 2023 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Hambrick. Walters was charged a $500 fine, a $500 Community Service payment to Yellowstone Forever Wildlife Protection Fund, a $30 special assessment, and a $10 processing fee.
Evening temporary closures on Northeast Entrance Road in Yellowstone National Park the week of June 5 and June 12
May 30, 2023 | 3:27 pm
A short section of Yellowstone National Park’s Northeast Entrance Road in Lamar Canyon (between Tower Junction and Lamar Valley) will temporarily close from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on June 5, 7, 8, 12, 14 and 15.
Top 10 things to know about visiting Yellowstone National Park during the 2023 summer season
May 25, 2023 | 12:00 pm
If you plan to travel to Yellowstone National Park this summer, plan ahead to protect yourself and this wild and awe-inspiring place.
Weather-permitting, Beartooth Highway (US-212) to open Friday, May 26
May 24, 2023 | 3:15 pm
Weather-permitting, 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 26 at 8 a.m.
Weather-permitting, Yellowstone National Park’s Dunraven Pass opens Friday, May 26
May 23, 2023 | 1:45 pm
Weather-permitting, the road from Canyon Village to Tower Fall (Dunraven Pass) will open Friday, May 26 at 8 a.m. to public motor vehicle traffic.
DANGER: Elk calving season has begun in Yellowstone National Park
May 19, 2023 | 12:38 pm
Elk calving season has begun in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center opens for second season
May 17, 2023 | 9:53 am
On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center opens to the public for the season. Located in the Old Faithful area, the Yellowstone Tribal Heritage Center is a space where Indigenous artists, scholars and presenters from the 27 associated Tribes of Yellowstone National Park directly engage with visitors through demonstrations and discussions.
Fatality investigation in Yellowstone National Park
May 15, 2023 | 1:08 pm
On the evening of Saturday, May 13, Yellowstone rangers responded to an incident on Craig Pass, approximately 3 miles south of Old Faithful.
Weather-permitting, additional roads in Yellowstone National Park open Friday, May 12
May 10, 2023 | 3:33 pm
Weather-permitting, additional roads in Yellowstone National Park will open Friday, May 12 at 8 a.m. to public motor vehicle traffic.