testing: Xanterra Operating Dates Announced for Yellowstone

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February 29th, 2012

Lodges, restaurants and activities in Yellowstone National Park will open in spring starting in late April with complete operations on board by mid-June.

Visitor services open in stages to coincide with increasing demand as spring gives way to summer. The park itself reopens to automobiles in April when the roads are cleared of snow.

Opening dates for lodges and campgrounds operated by concessioner Xanterra Parks & Resorts are:

April 20 – Old Faithful Snow Lodge Geyser Grill and gift shop
April 27 – Mammoth Hot Springs gift shop and Terrace Grill
May 4 – Old Faithful Snow Lodge, rooms, restaurant and cabins
May 4 – Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins, and restaurant
May 11 – Lake Yellowstone Hotel, rooms, cabins, restaurant, deli and gift shop
May 11 – Old Faithful Lodge, cabins, cafeteria. Bake Shop and gift store
May 18 – Old Faithful Inn, rooms, gift shop, snack shop and restaurant
May 25 – Grant Village, rooms, gift shop and restaurant
June 1 – Canyon Lodge, rooms, cabins, restaurant, cafeteria, deli and gift shop
June 8 – Roosevelt Lodge Cabins, dining and gift shop
June 10 – Lake Lodge Cabins, cafeteria and gift shop
June 15 – Grant Village Lake House restaurant

May 4 – Madison Campground
May 11 – Fishing Bridge RV Park
May 25 – Bridge Bay Campground
June 1 – Canyon Campground
June 21 – Grant Village Campground

May 19 – Circle of Fire tour (Lake Hotel and Fishing Bridge RV Park)
May 23 – Old Faithful Inn Photo Safaris
May 25 – Lake Yellowstone Hotel Photo Safaris
May 25 – Bridge Bay Marina (dock slips)
May 25 – Mammoth horseback rides
May 26 – Yellowstone in a Day tour (Mammoth and Gardiner)
June 8 – Roosevelt horseback and stagecoach rides
June 9 – Roosevelt Old West Cookout
June 15 – Boat tours, rentals and charters
June 26 – Canyon horseback rides

Complete details about accommodations, restaurants, tours and activities in Yellowstone National Park can be made by visiting www.YelllowstoneNationalParkLodges.com or calling 1-307-344-7311 or toll free 1-866-GEYSERLAND (1-866-439-7375).