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 – Approved 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 Gift Store May 28 September 25
Grant Village May 27 October 2
    Lake House May 27 September 25
Lake Lodge and Cafeteria June 10 September 25
    Lake Lodge Cabins June 10 October 2
Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins May 14 October 9
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins April 29 October 10
    Terrace Grill April 29 October 16
Old Faithful Lodge May 20 October 2
    Bake Shop and Gift Store May 20 October 5
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
2016/17 Winter Season Opening & Closing Dates & Rates
Lodging Opening 11am Closing 11am
Old Faithful Snow Lodge December 16, 2016 February 27, 2017
Geyser Grill and Bear Den Gift Shop December 16, 2016 March 12, 2017
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS