Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, at the request of local county health officers, announced on Tuesday, March 24 that they are closed to public access until further notice. The health and safety of visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners is their number one priority and they are working service-wide with federal, state, and local authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic.
There will be no visitor access permitted to either park. State highways and/or roads that transcend park/state boundaries and facilities that support life safety and commerce will remain open. Both parks will cooperate on the implementation of the closures. They will notify the public when they resume full operations and provide updates on their website and social media channels.
"The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our local partners and, based on current health guidance, temporarily closed the parks," said Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly and Grand Teton Acting Superintendent Gopaul Noojibail. "We are committed to continued close coordination with our state and local partners as we progress through this closure period and are prepared when the timing is right to reopen as quickly and safely as possible."
Updates about NPS operations will be posted on www.nps.gov/coronavirus. Please check with www.nps.gov/grte for specific details about Grand Teton. The Foundation will be sure to share any updates on social media, follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.