Memorial Weekend – Roads, Trail Conditions Opening Up

Bozeman, MT – Memorial Weekend is often the first camping weekend of the year for many families; districts across the Custer Gallatin National Forest are working to open seasonal gates, campgrounds and infrastructure for the upcoming weekend.  Earthquake Lake Visitors Center opens daily (including holidays) May 22 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

"Small Communities, Big Opportunities," a networking luncheon May 9 in West Yellowstone

"Small Communities, Big Opportunities," a networking luncheon featuring local stories of success and inspiration, will take place on Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 11 AM - 2 PM, in the banquet room at the Madison Crossing Lounge Meeting Room, 121 Madison Avenue, West Yellowstone.

Come and hear the challenges and rewards of individuals who followed their dreams to success, both professionally and in service to others. These stories span a variety of businesses from retail to recreation, located from Island Park, ID to Big Sky, Montana.  

Jet service arrives in West Yellowstone


The following press release was sent out by SkyWest Airlines:

SkyWest Airlines is pleased to announce that daily jet flights from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone will begin on June 1! The seasonal Delta Connection service ensures visitors to Yellowstone National Park will enjoy quick, convenient flights and unmatched access to the world’s first national park.

Be Bear Aware - Food Storage Orders In Effect Across Custer Gallatin National Forest

Bozeman, MT– Five of the seven districts, including Bozeman, Hebgen, Gardiner, Yellowstone and Beartooth, on the Custer Gallatin National Forest start their Food Storage Orders, in effect March 1 – December 1, annually.  Food Storage Orders are in effect to reduce adverse human-wildlife interactions including bear and other wildlife species.  In the fall, 2014 the Food Storage order was updated to allow for the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) approved containers and electric fencing. html>

Seasonal Spring Conditions; Tread Lightly on Trails, Roads

Bozeman MT– With warmer weather, the spring thaw is well underway.  The Custer Gallatin National Forest would like to remind recreationists to tread lightly and respect the conditions of roads and trails during the spring break-up period.  Free district Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM’s) are available at all district offices providing opening and closing dates of area roads and gates.  Seasonal designations to do not change from year to year, however this seasons lack of snow has curtailed snowmobiling opportunities in many areas; including grooming by Gallatin

Select Yellowstone Roads Open For Spring Bicycle Season

Bicyclists willing to brave the often unpredictable elements of spring in Yellowstone National Park are able to travel 49 miles of park roads from the West Entrance at West Yellowstone, Mont., to Mammoth Hot Springs, Wyo., beginning Monday, March 16th.  

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 17.