MOOSE, Wyo. – National parks are open 24/7, 365. But certain amenities in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks close or operate under altered schedules seasonally, and the season just changed.
In Grand Teton National Park, the Jenny Lake Visitor Center and Lawrence S. Rockefeller Preserve are operating under “fall” hours: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day. They will close on September 21. Colter Bay is operating under fall hours and will close October 8. The Craig Thomas Visitor Center closes October 31.
The Jenny Lake Ranger Station and Flagg Ranch Visitor Center are already closed.
Colter Bay and Jenny Lake campgrounds will close September 29, and the Flagg Ranch Campground will close September 30. Gros Ventre Campgrounds close October 11 and Signal Mountain Campground closes October 14.
The Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake to Signal Mountain and the Moose-Wilson Road from Death Canyon to Granite Canyon will close November 1 through April 31. Antelope Flats Road and Signal Mountain Summit Road will also be closed during those winter months.
In the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, the Grassy Lake Road and Highway 89/191/287 between Flagg Ranch and Yellowstone’s South Entrance is closed to cars during the winter, but open for travel by snowmobile. Visit the park’s Winter Trip Planner page to learn more about snowmobile access.
In Yellowstone, road closures begin on October 14. Dunraven Pass and Beartooth Highway will close at 8 a.m. October 15, and all park roads close to cars on November 4 except the road between the North Entrance and Northeast Entrance.
If you’re visiting the parks this fall, plan accordingly. Parks are always open, it’s just a matter of figuring where you can go and how to get there.
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