Yellowstone National Park’s Northern Loop Reopens!

Yellowstone National Park reopened the northern loop on Saturday, July 2, 2022, after roughly two weeks since historic flooding and damage caused the entire park to shut down while around 10,000 people evacuated the area. The northern loop will be accessible through the southern entrances at West Yellowstone, and at Cody and Jackson, Wyoming.

The northern entrance and northeast entrance roads remain closed.

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The southern loop was reopened on June 22, 2022 with license plate restrictions allowing visitors to enter the park. The license plate restrictions have now been lifted, allowing all visitors to enter the park from the designated entrances.

Northern roads opening include Norris Junction to Mammoth Hot Springs, Mammoth to Tower-Roosevelt and Tower-Roosevelt to Canyon Junction. The northeast entrance road, which goes through the Lamar Valley, is still closed indefinitely.

Backcountry Use: Backcountry use on the southern loop will be open to overnight use beginning Friday, July 1, 2022. Some areas will stay closed due to flood damage.

Biking: Biking in the park is still being evaluated for safety.

Walk-in: Visitors will be allowed to walk into the park without a guide.

Services: Services open on the north loop include the general stores and gas stations at Tower and Mammoth.

To stay up-to-date, check out the National Park Service website for the most current information and updates.

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