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The June flooding in Yellowstone National Park continued taking its toll in August, as the number of visitors flowing through the three open entrances decreased substantially. The busiest season in Yellowstone National Park was substantially slower this year. As the summer of the park’s 150th anniversary opened with devastating floods, 2022’s visitation is the lowest…

The impact of this summer’s historic floods can still be seen in Yellowstone National Park, as July visitation – usually the busiest month of the year – drops to levels not seen in decades. Yellowstone National Park hosted 596,562 recreation visits in July 2022. This is a 45% decrease from July 2021 (1,080,767 recreational visits),…

Commercial operators who work in Yellowstone National Park may want to inspect their buses and vans, as park rangers will complete safety evaluations to ensure visitor and vehicle safety. Yellowstone rangers are partnering with state and federal transportation officials to conduct safety evaluations of commercial vehicles and operators traveling in the park this summer. The…

Because of major construction, Yellowstone National Park is reducing visitor access to some areas near the Northeast Entrance to allow vehicle access by the end of October. The effort to reconnect Yellowstone National Park’s road corridors is going well. While it will take years to complete the extensive work, the park’s construction crews are promising…

John Mayer rallies support for the Montana communities devastated by this summer’s floods during three sold-out performances at the Pine Creek Lodge. The Pine Creek Lodge near Livingston, Montana, is hosting Rise to the River – a fundraiser for communities devastated by the floods of mid-June. And the event’s star attraction is Grammy-award-winning musician John…

June attendance in Yellowstone National Park was considerably lower in 2022, but considering a week’s closure, two severed entrances, and devastating floods – it’s not as low as many feared. Yellowstone National Park’s 150th anniversary has been one of the most disruptive in its history. However, while the park’s attendance is considerably lower than the…

With most roads open to tourists, now most of Yellowstone National Park’s backcountry trails (88%) are accessible, but there are permits needed and hazards to avoid. Over the past several weeks, Yellowstone National Park staff have worked wonders to open most of Yellowstone’s roads for the Summer 2022 season. Now, hikers can rejoice as park…

“I think it’s nothing sort of miraculous that we were able to reopen 93% of the park in such a short amount of time,” Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park Cam Sholly says. Secretary of the Interior, Deb Haaland, joined by Assistant Secretary Shannon Estenoz, and Cam Sholly, gave statements this morning for a media appearance…

Yellowstone’s Northern Loop from Canyon to Mammoth could reopen within two weeks, and $50 million has been committed by the N.P.S. to reopen the North and Northeast Entrances as soon as possible. During a visit to Yellowstone National Park and Gardiner, Montana, on Sunday, June 19, National Park Service Director Chuck Sams with Yellowstone National…

As flood waters subside (but remain high) Yellowstone National Park’s reopening has been delayed after a section of the Southern Loop collapsed this week – but the park still plans to open next week. On Friday, June 17, Yellowstone officials released an update on the park’s situation. Overall, the flood waters are subsiding, and an…


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