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Spring road closures for Yellowstone National Park

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MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, Wyo. -

Spring plowing will begin at Yellowstone National park after all the roads have been closed at 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15.

The park plans to have the roads open for automobile travel by April 15, weather permitting.

Old Faithful, the Bear Den Gift Shop, the Geyser Grill, and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center will remain open through the 15th. 

Mammoth Hot Springs, the Mammoth Campground, Yellowstone General Store, Post Office, Medical Clinic, the Albright Visitor Center, and self-serve fuel pumps are available all year.

The Tower Junction self-serve fuel pumps are also available year-round.

The road from the park’s North Entrance at Gardiner, Mont. through Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City, Mont. is also open to automobiles all year. 

Visitors driving to and in the park during the spring should have flexible travel plans and be prepared for changing weather conditions.

Temporary travel restrictions or closures can occur at any time. 

Road Closure Dates:

Sunday, March 5, at 9:00 p.m. the road from Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris will close.   

Tuesday, March 7, at 9:00 p.m. roads from Norris to Madison and Norris to Canyon Village will close.

Sunday, March 12, at 9:00 p.m. roads from Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge to Lake Butte Overlook will close.

The road from Lake Butte Overlook over Sylvan Pass to the East Entrance is already closed for the season.

Wednesday, March 15, at 9:00 p.m. the remaining park roads will close.  

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