Weather and Roads Update

West Yellowstone Weather and Roads (The Week of January 26, 2015): Monday and Tuesday, mostly sunny with highs near 40F and lows around 14-23 (F).  Tuesday night a chance of rain changing to snow overnight. Wednesday and Thursday will be mostly cloudy with highs in the lows 30s (F) and lows remaining in the upper teens (F).

Winter Snowshoe Programs at Refuge Point

Join a guided snowshoe hike on the Custer Gallatin National Forest this winter.  Three opportunities exist and participants will learn why Refuge Point was a vital meeting place after the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake.

Christmas Tree Permits now on sale in West Yellowstone

Bozeman and Billings, MT – Christmas tree permits are now available across all seven districts on the Custer Gallatin National Forest.  Forest Service offices in Bozeman, West Yellowstone, Livingston, Gardiner, Big Timber, Red Lodge, Billings, Ashland, MT and Camp Crook, SD will have permits available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Staying Safe in Bear Country

Bear activity continues in the Custer Gallatin National Forest, areas surrounding West Yellowstone, Montana, making it very important for visitors to be diligent about being Bear Aware and following the Food Storage Order.  Areas of heightened bear activity in particular include the Tom Miner and Rock Creek drainages in the Paradise Valley and in Gardiner Basin.