Yellowstone National Park News Release

Visiting Yellowstone National Park this summer?

Plan ahead and recreate responsibly

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - If you plan to travel to Yellowstone National Park this summer, plan ahead and recreate responsibly to protect yourself and this wild and awe-inspiring place.

Summer is Yellowstone’s most popular season. Expect long lines at entrance stations, extremely busy facilities and destinations, as well as delayed travel times due to heavy traffic and wildlife jams. If you want a less crowded experience, arrive early or stay late and avoid main attractions such as Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic Spring, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Norris Geyser Basin during peak hours.

Plan ahead

Recreate responsibly: Protect yourself and the park

The park works with partners to safely provide visitor services such as camping, lodging, dining, retail and activities, educational programs, fuel and automotive repair shops and urgent care clinics. The park and its partners will continue to evaluate and adapt to changing COVID-19 guidance and adjust operations as needed.

Check locally or visit for current information.

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