Rangers Offer Advice for Safe 4th in Yellowstone
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 30, 2017
If you’re headed into Yellowstone over the holiday, there are some things that National Park staff would like visitors to be aware of.
Between Norris and Mammoth, the road will close tonight at 10:00 p.m. through 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, but will open again to 24 hour traffic through 7:00 a.m. July 5. At that time construction will resume with 30 minute delays, and nightly closures at 10 p.m. will resume that evening.
Yellowstone National Park rangers ask all park visitors this holiday weekend, to quote, “Pack their Patience.”
Plan extra time when traveling from place to place. Expect limited parking, traffic congestion and delays, especially when wildlife is on or near the roadway. Plan ahead for lodging; drive responsibly; and please view wildlife from a safe distance. Be sure to stay on trails and boardwalks in thermal areas.
Park fire danger is LOW at this time, but campfires are only allowed in designated fire rings in the 11 developed campgrounds and most backcountry campsites. And although it is the 4th of July holiday, fireworks are not allowed in the park.