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Yellowstone National Park News

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  • Select Yellowstone National Park roads open to public April 19

    April 12, 2024 | 1:33 pm

    Beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, April 19, 2024, select roads in Yellowstone National Park will open to the public, weather permitting. Roads begin to open annually this time of year for the summer season.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Yellowstone National Park expands access to allow for year-round fishing in two locations

    April 4, 2024 | 4:00 pm

    Beginning Nov. 1, 2024, Yellowstone National Park will expand fishing access by allowing for year-round fishing opportunities at two locations in the park.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • 2024 spring bicycling between Yellowstone National Park’s West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs begins April 2

    April 2, 2024 | 4:42 pm

    Beginning Tuesday, April 2, bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable weather of spring in Yellowstone National Park can ride 49 miles between the West Entrance in West Yellowstone, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs.

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  • Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly receives American Forests' Forest Resilience Champion Award

    March 20, 2024 | 9:34 am

    American Forests has recognized Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly as its 2023 Forest Resilience Champion Award recipient.

    Read more at nps.gov


  • Pierce Brosnan fined for foot travel in a thermal area in Yellowstone National Park

    March 14, 2024 | 3:11 pm

    Pierce Brosnan, 70, of Malibu, California, was fined $500, and required to pay a $1,000 community service payment to the Yellowstone Forever Geological Fund, a $30 court processing fee, and a $10 special assessment. U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie A. Hambrick imposed the sentence on March 14, in Mammoth, Wyoming.

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  • Yellowstone National Park increases protection for bears and visitor safety by implementing changes to two bear management areas

    March 13, 2024 | 11:10 am

    To protect bears and increase visitor safety, Yellowstone National Park will create a new bear management area (BMA) in Hayden Valley, which will prohibit off-trail travel July 15-Sept. 15. The park also decommissioned an existing BMA in the Firehole River area. Additionally, skiers observed the first grizzly bear of 2024 on March 3.

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  • Public input sought on proposed measures to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species into Yellowstone National Park

    March 7, 2024 | 4:30 pm

    Yellowstone National Park seeks public comment on proposed measures to help stop the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) into park waters. The proposals include a 30-day mandatory dry time for some types of motorized boats and sailboats before entering park waters and the prohibition of watercraft previously fouled by mussels regardless of dry time.

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  • National Park Foundation and National Park Service Announce $40 Million Gift to Meet Urgent Need for Employee Housing at Yellowstone National Park

    February 29, 2024 | 9:51 am

    The National Park Foundation (NPF) and National Park Service (NPS) today announced a $40 million gift to expand and improve NPS employee housing at Yellowstone, America’s first national park. The new investment made possible by donors who wish to remain anonymous will fund more than 70 new modular units to address the critical shortage of employee housing at the park.

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  • Yellowstone National Park’s winter season wraps up

    February 28, 2024 | 11:38 am

    Yellowstone National Park’s winter season wraps up early March as roads begin to close to snowmobile and snowcoach travel. By March 16, most visitor services and park roads will be closed including the South, West and East entrances. The park annually closes most roads at this time of year to prepare them for a spring opening for the public.

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  • 325.5 million visits to national parks in 2023, 4.5 million visits to Yellowstone National Park

    February 27, 2024 | 9:28 am

    On Feb. 22, the National Park Service (NPS) announced that 400 national parks reported a total of 325.5 million recreation visits in 2023, an increase of 13 million or 4% over 2022. Yellowstone National Park hosted 4,501,382 recreation visits in 2023, up 37% over 2022 (3,290,242 recreation visits). Lower visitation numbers in 2022 were likely due to an historic flood event that closed the park from June 13 through June 21. Three entrances opened June 22 and two remained closed until October.

    Read more at nps.gov