Roads in Yellowstone begin to close for spring plowing – The Livingston Enterprise


Roads in Yellowstone National Park will begin to close to oversnow travel on March 1. 

Spring plowing will start as road segments close, the park announced in a recent news release. All oversnow travel will end for the season Friday, March 15, at 9 p.m. Weather permitting, some park roads will reopen to automobile travel Friday, April 19, at 8 a.m.  

Following are the road closure dates (gates close at 9 p.m.):

• Friday, March 1, East Entrance to Lake Butte Overlook (Sylvan Pass).   

• Sunday, March 3, Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris.

• Tuesday, March 5, Norris to Madison, Norris to Canyon Village.

• Friday, March 15, all remaining groomed roads.  

At Mammoth Hot Springs, the Gift Shop, Ski Shop, and food services will close Sunday, March 3. The Mammoth Hot Springs Campground, Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, Medical Clinic, the Albright Visitor Center, and self-serve fuel pumps remain open all year, the park said.  

At Old Faithful, Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins close Sunday, March 3. The Bear Den Gift Shop, the Geyser Grill, and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center will close Friday, March 15.  

At Tower Junction, self-serve fuel pumps are available all year.  

The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City is open to automobiles all year.  

Visitors driving to and in the park during the spring should have flexible travel plans and be prepared for changing weather conditions, the park advises. 

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For the most current information on road conditions and closures, visit Park Roads or call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information. 

In addition, sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).



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