Yellowstone National Park announced that parkwide fire danger has been diminished to low. The new adjustment in fire level danger is due to recent precipitation and more precipitation in the forecast as winter creeps closer.

According to the parks press release, the Lone Star Fire is the last remaining active fire in the park. Earlier this year, the lightning-caused fire started about three miles south of Old Faithful and burned 4,118 acres. The fire caused trail and campsite closures around Shoshone Lake and Lone Star Geyser. Currently, the Lone Star Fire has only isolated smoldering pockets of heat with minimal creeping.

Low fire danger levels in Yellowstone National Park mean:

  • There are no fire restrictions in place
  • Campfires are permitted within fire rings in campgrounds and some backcountry campgrounds
  • All campfires must be cold to the touch before abandoning
  • Campfires must be soaked, stirred, felt, and repeated until cold.

Most Yellowstone National Park roads are closed to vehicles for the season. The North Entrance road near Gardiner, Montana through Cooke City, Montana remains open year-round.  Yellowstone park roads are expected to begin re-opening on April 16, 2021.

For further Yellowstone updates, current road conditions, news, lodging, and eating options click here.


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