Cooler Weather Helps with Yellowstone Fires
Clouds and scattered showers are helping firefighters get a handle on the Yellowstone fires, however there is still plenty of smoke in the Slough Creek and Buffalo Fire areas, plus more intermittent smoke is expected to come from the Maple Fire over the next couple of days.
- All entrances to Yellowstone National Park are open.
- Park visitor centers, concession-operated services, and businesses in surrounding communities are open.
- The road into Slough Creek is open for the first half mile only (to the gravel pit) for fishing access.
- Mount Holmes, Grizzly Lake, Winter Creek, and Trilobite Lake trails are outside the closure area for the Maple Fire. However, these trailheads remain closed due to road construction. Contact the Backcountry Office at 307-344-2160 for information on accessing these trails.
- The Barn’s Hole Road and all park pullouts along the Madison River/West Entrance Road are open.
- Slough Creek Campground and trails are closed due to the Buffalo Fire.
- The Mary Mountain Trail is closed due to the Central Fire.
- Visit the links below for the full list and maps of current backcountry campsite, trail, and road closures.
Fire Danger remains HIGH. Campfires are only allowed in provided rock or metal fire rings, grills, barbecues, or grates in the 11 developed campgrounds and some backcountry campsites. Visit the links below for additional details.
Park Fire Information: http://go.nps.gov/YellowstoneFire
Fire Information: 307-344-7102, firstname.lastname@example.org
Year-Round Yellowstone Road Conditions: 307-344-2117
Fire Map: https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/management/currentfireactivity.htm
For information on today’s air quality, visit http://svc.mt.gov/deq/todaysair/