Montana Governor Steve Bullock hinted a couple of weeks ago that Montana entrances to Yellowstone National Park would open on June 1st, and today that became official.

The Montana entrances include West Entrance (near West Yellowstone), North Entrance (near Gardiner), and Northeast Entrance (near Cooke City). On May 18th the Wyoming entrances to the park were opened.

June 1st is also the day the governor is lifting out-of-state travel restrictions.

Beginning June 1, park visitors will be able to access services/facilities including restrooms, self-service gas stations, trails/boardwalks, limited stores, entrance stations, medical clinics, and approved tours.

The park will remain day-use only. The entire Grand Loop Road will be accessible for day use, excluding the segment between Canyon and Tower, which is closed for road construction. Limited overnight accommodations will begin reopening later in June. Campgrounds, visitor centers, and other facilities are still closed until health conditions allow for reopening.
“Yellowstone National Park is an incredible place for Americans to enjoy the great outdoors, and the American people having access to their public lands is now more important than ever,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt. “The park entrances in Wyoming opened about two weeks ago, so it’s great that we’ve been able to work with the Governor of Montana to safely restore access to the remaining entrances.”

“I appreciate the partnership with Governor Bullock, his team, and our surrounding counties and communities,” said Superintendent Cam Sholly. “We will continue working closely together as we progress through this reopening sequence.

Additional Information
Visitors should come prepared and follow all CDC and local health guidance by practicing good hygiene and social distancing. Face coverings are recommended where social distancing is not possible. People who are sick are asked to stay home and not visit the park. The CDC has provided specific guidance on visiting parks and recreational facilities.
Credit: Yellowstone National Park