Winter Snowshoe Programs at Refuge Point

Join a Gallatin National Forest guide and learn about the great outdoors during the winter.  Participants will learn why Refuge Point was a vital meeting place after the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake.

The following snowshoe programs are geared for beginners. The snowshoe walk lasts 2 hours.  Snowshoes are not provided. Snowshoes rentals are available in West Yellowstone.

Schedule for the 2016 - 2017 season;

Presenters Sought for Annual Fall Photo Festival

MAMMOTH HOT SPRINGS, WY - Yellowstone National Park calls on photographers to share their spectacular Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem photos at the 14th Annual Fall Photo Festival that will be held September 22, 2016 at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7 p.m. 

Whether amateur or professional, all photographers must register by Wednesday, September 21 at 5 p.m. with South District Naturalist Rich Jehle. Please contact Rich at 307-344-2840 or to register.

Road Segment between Mammoth Hot Springs & Norris Junction to Close

Closure effective September 11 - October 7, 2016   

Beginning September 11, 2016 at 10 p.m. the Grand Loop Road between Mammoth Hot Springs and Norris Junction will be closed to all traffic until 7 a.m. on October 7.  The closure will take place between Willow Flats, just south of Indian Creek Campground, and Roaring Mountain, five miles north of Norris Junction.  

Emergency Preparedness Tips & Tasks

With the current fire activity in the West Yellowstone Area, authorities are asking residents to be proactive by cleaning up debris and hazards from their property.


The National Park Service will hold a community meeting to discuss the Maple fire and the Tatanka Complex of fires burning within Yellowstone National Park.  Officials will be on hand to present fire information and answer questions.   

Campfire Safety – West Yellowstone, MT & Yellowstone National Park

The hot, dry conditions in the Yellowstone region create the perfect environment for wildfires. In the United States, nearly nine out of 10 wildfires are caused by people not being careful. Help prevent these types of fires by learning to be careful and helping others do the same.

Please be aware that the Fire Danger in Yellowstone Park is Elevated and the area around West Yellowstone is Moderate.

Please follow these simple rules below for campfires.

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