Recent record-breaking flood conditions caused a full evacuation of Yellowstone National Park. After temporarily closing the country’s oldest national park, the National Park Service took time to assess the overall damage to Yellowstone’s infrastructure. The North entrance remains closed to non-commercial vehicle traffic, but is open to foot and bicycle traffic to Rescue Creek. The Northeast entrance also remains closed to non-commercial vehicle travel, but is open to foot and bicycle traffic in to Warm Creek Trailhead.
After careful consideration, the park reopened the south loop through the Park’s Southern Gate (North of Jackson Hole), East Gate (Cody), and West Gate (West Yellowstone), on Wednesday, June 22. As of July 2, the access to the north loop opened to the general public, allowing access the the majority of the National Park.
Entrance to the park through the South, East and West gates are open to all visitors at this time. We encourage all visitors to stay attuned to park road conditions and gate closures before planning any trips into Yellowstone.
We are devastated to see the damage caused by flooding in Yellowstone, and our hearts go out to the many communities reeling from this disaster. Interested in donating to Yellowstone and the communities directly affected by this disaster? Here are some options for disaster relief programs giving aid through this time.
If you’ve already booked your travel to Jackson Hole, consider the following activities for your trip.
- Plan day trips to nearby Grand Teton National Park
- Book a scenic float or white water adventure down the beautiful Snake River
- Get your adrenaline fix at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s bike park
- Scale the Tetons on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Via Ferrata
- Soar above the Tetons with a magical hot air balloon ride
- Experience the last of the Old West at the rodeo