Spring Road Conditions on the Hebgen Lake and Livingston Ranger Districts

West Yellowstone and Livingston, MT – Due to continued wet, muddy and snowpack conditions, some Forest Service roads on the Hebgen Lake Ranger District will remain closed to wheeled motorized vehicles for resource protection and public safety purposes.  In lower elevations, particularly on the Yellowstone Ranger District some roads are melting out earlier than normal but the roadbeds remain soft and unstable and will remain closed.  Depending on weather conditions, the Yellowstone Ranger District is anticipating being able to open these roads as regularly schedule

It’s Time to Go Camping!

Bozeman, MT – The summer camping season is already in full swing on the Custer Gallatin National Forest.  Many campgrounds are open and being enjoyed by outdoor enthusiasts.  Some of the campgrounds near West Yellowstone, Bozeman, Livingston, Gardiner, Cooke City, and Red Lodge have reservable and first come first serve sites.  If you would like to reserve a site please visit www.recreation.gov.

Postal Service Stamp Highlights Yellowstone National Park: Preview of Last of 16 Stamps Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial

A stunning photograph of two bison silhouetted in Yellowstone National Park’s winter morning sun was previewed as the last of 16 Forever Stamp images to be revealed over a three-week period to celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. The uniquely designed stamp pane containing all 16 stamp images will be previewed later this week.

Yellowstone Invites Anglers to Annual Spring Meetings

Yellowstone National Park staff will travel to nearby communities next week to talk with anglers about the ongoing efforts to restore native fish species, the threat of aquatic invasive species, and the park’s fishing regulations.

In addition to the general public, local fly shop employees and fishing guides are encouraged to attend one of the following outreach meetings:

•  Monday, April 25 in Bozeman, MT at Hilton Garden Inn, 2023 Commerce Way. 

• Tuesday, April 26 in West Yellowstone, MT at Holiday Inn, 315 Yellowstone Ave. 

Spring Bicycling Begins on Select Yellowstone Roads - Plan Ahead for Safety

Beginning today, bicyclists willing to brave the unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Montana, to Mammoth Hot Springs.  

There is no bicycle access to Old Faithful or Canyon until the first interior park roads open to public motorized vehicle access on Friday, April 15.  

Spring Crust cruising!

Crust Cruising: A euphoric phenomena allowing skate skiers to travel over large open areas.  Determined solely by Mother Nature. Periodically throughout the spring, ideal crust cruising conditions present themselves.  To the experienced, it is an addiction.  The uninitiated question the daybreak departure, but soon are enlightened.   Follow these rules and hope to find yourself at the right place, at the right time.