Updated at 1:55 p.m. on 6/13/2022:

Superintendent of Yellowstone National Park, Cam Sholly, released a statement Monday afternoon saying all entrances to Yellowstone National Park are temporarily closed due to record flooding events in the park.

“Our first priority has been to evacuate the northern section of the park where we have multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides and other issues,” Sholly said. “The community of Gardiner is currently isolated, and we are working with the county and State of Montana to provide necessary support to residents, who are currently without water and power in some areas.”

The statement goes on to say that higher flood levels are predicted, and visitors in the southern loop of the park will be moved later Monday evening. Re-opening of the park’s entrances will be established once flood waters recede and assessments of damages throughout the park are made. Updates will be made on conditions when more information is readily available.


Press Release from Yellowstone National Park:

  • Effective immediately, roads in the northern portion of Yellowstone National Park are temporarily closed due to substantial flooding, rockslides and mudslides on roadways from recent unprecedented amounts of rainfall.
  • The following roads are temporarily closed:
    • North Entrance (Gardiner, Montana) to Mammoth Hot Springs
    • Mammoth Hot Springs to Tower-Roosevelt
    • Tower-Roosevelt to the Northeast Entrance
    • Mammoth Hot Springs to Norris Junction
    • Canyon Junction to Tower-Roosevelt
  • Some of these roads may remain closed for an extended period of time.
  • Preliminary assessments show multiple sections of road in the park have been washed out between Gardiner and Cooke City, Montana, and multiple bridges may be affected.
  • Visitors currently in the northern portion of the park are being evacuated.
  • US Highway 89 S is closed at Yankee Jim Canyon due to approximately 3 feet of water on the road. Check the Montana Department of Transportation for road updates.
  • The National Park Service, Park County, Montana, and state will work with the communities of Gardiner, Silver Gate and Cooke City to evaluate flooding impacts and provide support to residents.
  • Crews will begin to assess damage in the southern portion of the park soon. Rainfall is expected to continue for the next several days.
  • Stay informed about up-to-date road conditions in Yellowstone:
    • Visit Park Roads.
    • To receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone, text “82190” to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions).
    • Call (307) 344-2117 for a recorded message.
  • Yellowstone will continue to communicate about this hazardous situation as more information is available.