Yellowstone has two distinct seasons

The summer season begins in late April as the roads are cleared of snow. Facilities open on a staggered schedule and then close in September and October. Yellowstone National Park Lodges offers nine lodging facilities, in which two winter lodges are opened just before Christmas and close again in early March.

Yellowstone Park road and entrance opening/closing schedule

2016 Summer Season – Estimated Opening & Closing Dates
(dates and rates are subject to change)
Lodging Opening 11am Closing 11am
Canyon Lodge June 3 September 25
    Canyon Cafeteria May 28 September 18
    Canyon Deli and Gift Store May 28 September 25
Grant Village May 27 October 2
    Lake House May 27 September 25
Lake Lodge and Cabins June 10 October 2
Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins May 14 October 9
    Lake Hotel Deli May 14 October 9
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins April 29 October 10
    For Future Generations Gift Store April 29 October 18
    Terrace Grill April 29 October 18
Old Faithful Lodge May 20 October 2
    Bake Shop and Gift Store May 20 October 2
Old Faithful Inn May 6 October 9
Old Faithful Snow Lodge April 29 October 16
    Geyser Grill April 15 November 6
    Bear Den Gift Store April 15 November 6
Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins June 10 September 5
Campgrounds Opening 8am Closing 11am
Fishing Bridge RV Park May 6 September 18
Canyon Campground May 27 September 11
Bridge Bay Campground May 20 September 5
Grant Village Campground June 19 September 18
Madison Campground April 29 October 16
2015/16 Winter Season Opening & Closing Dates & Rates
Lodging Opening 11am Closing 11am
Old Faithful Snow Lodge December 20, 2015 February 28, 2016
Geyser Grill and Bear Den Gift Shop December 15, 2015 March 12, 2016
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel December 18, 2015 February 29, 2016