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. Download the quick guide to 2017 Opening/Closing Dates.

2017 Summer Season – Approved Opening & Closing Dates
(dates and rates are subject to change)
Lodging Opening 11am Closing 11am
Canyon Lodge June 2 October 8
Canyon Cafeteria June 2 October 8
Canyon Dining Room June 2 October 8
Canyon Gift Store June 2 October 8
Grant Village May 19 October 1
    Lake House May 26 September 24
Lake Lodge and Cafeteria June 10 September 24
    Lake Lodge Cabins July 15 September 24
Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins May 12 October 8
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins April 28 October 9
    Terrace Grill April 28 October 15
Old Faithful Lodge May 19 October 1
    Bake Shop and Gift Store May 19 October 1
Old Faithful Inn May 5 October 8
Old Faithful Snow Lodge April 28 October 22
    Geyser Grill April 21 November 5
    Bear Den Gift Store April 21 November 5
Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins June 9 September 4
Campgrounds Opening 8am Closing 11am
Fishing Bridge RV Park May 5 September 17
Canyon Campground May 26 September 24
Bridge Bay Campground May 19 September 11
Grant Village Campground June 9 September 17
Madison Campground April 28 October 15
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 15, 2016 March 15, 2017
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel CLOSED FOR RENOVATIONS