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Opening and Closing Dates

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.

2017/18 Winter Season Opening & Closing Dates & Rates
LodgingOpening 11amClosing 11am
Old Faithful Snow LodgeDecember 16, 2017March 4, 2018
Geyser Grill and Bear Den Gift ShopDecember 15, 2017March 15, 2018
Mammoth Hot Springs HotelDecember 15, 2017March 5, 2018
2018 Summer Season – Approved Opening & Closing Dates
(dates and rates are subject to change)
Lodging Opening 11amClosing 11am
Canyon LodgeMay 18October 14
Grant VillageMay 25September 30
Lake LodgeJune 10September 23
Lake Yellowstone Hotel and CabinsMay 11October 8
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and CabinsApril 27October 14
Old Faithful LodgeMay 11September 30
Old Faithful Inn May 4October 7
Old Faithful Snow LodgeApril 27October 21
Roosevelt Lodge and CabinsJune 1September 3
CampgroundsOpening 8amClosing 11am
Fishing Bridge RV ParkMay 11September 23
Canyon CampgroundMay 25September 23
Bridge Bay CampgroundMay 18September 9
Grant Village CampgroundJune 8September 16
Madison CampgroundApril 27October 14