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News releases from Yellowstone National Park.
  • Yellowstone National Park treasure hunter pleads guilty
    RODRICK DOW CRAYTHORN, 52, of Syracuse, Utah entered pleas of guilty to charges of excavating or trafficking in archeological resources, and injury or depredation to United States property in U.S. District Court on January 4, 2021.
  • Mike Tranel selected as Yellowstone National Park’s deputy superintendent
    Superintendent Cam Sholly announced today the selection of Mike Tranel as the new deputy superintendent of Yellowstone National Park. He will arrive in the park in early February 2021.
  • Yellowstone's winter season starts December 15, 2020; Tour most park roads by snowcoach or snowmobile
    At 8 a.m. Tuesday, December 15, Yellowstone National Park will open to the public for travel by snowcoach and snowmobile. Between December 15 and mid-March, visitors can travel the park’s interior roads on commercially guided snowmobiles and snowcoaches from the North, West, East, and South entrances, weather-permitting. Visitors who have proper permits can also take non-commercially guided snowmobile trips.
  • Yellowstone visitation statistics for October 2020
    The park hosted 360,034 recreation visits in October 2020, up 110% from October 2019. This was the busiest October on record, surpassing the previous record (252,013) set in 2015 by an increase of 43%.
  • Fire danger in Yellowstone is LOW
    The parkwide fire danger has been reduced to LOW due to autumn precipitation.