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All entrances to Yellowstone National Park closed due to heavy flooding

Heavy flooding, rockslides and hazardous road conditions have hit Yellowstone National Park

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High water levels in Gardner River in Yellowstone National Park washed out part of the road on Monday, June 13, 2022.

High water levels in Gardner River alongside the North Entrance in Yellowstone National Park washed out part of the road on Monday, June 13, 2022. All entrances into Yellowstone have “temporarily closed due to heavy flooding, rockslides, extremely hazardous conditions,” according to the park’s webpage.

National Park Service

Yellowstone National Park is temporarily closing all entrances due to heavy flooding, rock slides and extremely hazardous conditions, according to the National Park Service.

As of 11:10 a.m Monday, no inbound visitor traffic will be allowed into the park until conditions improve and the park can make an assessment on the damage.

Around 9 a.m., park representatives announced they would close the North Entrance of the park and later closed all entrances. They also announced visitors in the northern portion of the park were being evacuated.

  • Initial reports state that multiple sections of road in the park have either been washed out or are covered in mud or rocks. Multiple bridges may also be impacted.
  • Power is out in many locations throughout the park.
  • The National Park Service is advising those planning to visit Yellowstone in the coming weeks to be attentive to road conditions. Many roads in the park may stay closed for an extended period of time.
  • Flood levels on the Yellowstone River are being measured as “beyond record levels” and rainfall is forecasted to continue for the next several days.

Stay updated on road conditions here. You can also receive alerts to your phone by texting “82190” to 888-777 or calling 307-344-2117.