Area Fire and Smoke Update

Fire Updates and Air Quality Across Southwest Montana
August 24, 2016
No Threat to Visitors or Communities

Public Meeting Scheduled for Thursday, August 25th
There will be a community meeting in West Yellowstone to discuss the Maple fire burning within Yellowstone National Park from 6-7 pm at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 245 Faithful Street (in the gym).

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.   

West Yellowstone Rendezvous Trail Run Sept. 26, 2015

The Annual YELLOWSTONE RENDEZVOUS TRAIL RUN is scheduled for September 24, 2016!  The Trail Run includes 5k, 10k, and half marathon  and half marathon relay races that wind their way along the hard pack dirt trails of the Rendezvous Ski Trails in the Gallatin National Forest at the edge of West Yellowstone, Montana.

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.

Yellowstone National Park:

Celebrate the 4th of July in West Yellowstone Montana

Celebrate America's Independence with us in West Yellowstone Montana Monday, July 4th.

The day will be packed with plenty of family-friendly activities, culminating with the brilliant fireworks display.


Fire Department Benefit BBQ
11:00 AM—’Till Gone: Chamber Parking Lot/Dunbar Park
Burgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs: $5.00 per person

National Parks Centennial Photo Festival

Amateur and professional photographers will share their favorite images of the last one hundred years of U.S. National Parks, Thursday, July 7th at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center at 7:00 PM.

The public is welcome to attend free of charge.

Photographer “Ground Rules”

Yellowstone Asks Visitors to Respect Wildlife & Be Bear Aware

National Park Service Calls on Visitors to Respect Wildlife and Safety Regulations

In recent weeks, visitors in the park have been engaging in inappropriate, dangerous, and illegal behavior with wildlife. These actions endanger people and have now resulted in the death of a newborn bison calf.