We are currently in Tetons, camping in Colter Bay, and were planning on doing a day trip into Yellowstone today. We got up to Flagg Ranch and had to turn around. We also have a reservation at Mammoth tomorrow, so this was particularly alarming.
We got back to our campsite and found out the whole park is closed to outside visitors, at least for the next 3 days. If you have a reservation during this time (June 13 thru 15), you should have received a message like the one we got below. It has been raining a ton here, and when we did a drive around the grand loop yesterday, we thought the rivers looked particularly high. We feel very lucky we weren’t staying the night we got out when we could.
In some places, entire sections of the roadway and bridges have washed out. Here is a link to photos the park service sent out: https://www.flickr.com/photos/yellow...57668680150793
Here is the message from recreation.gov:
We wanted to provide an update about Yellowstone National Park operations as of June 13, 2022.
All entrances to Yellowstone National Park are CLOSED temporarily due to heavy flooding, rockslides, extremely hazardous conditions.
If you have a reservation beginning June 13 through June 15, your reservation will be cancelled, and a full refund will be provided.
If your reservation extends beyond June 15, we recommend you stay informed about road status and weather conditions in the park:
Effective immediately (June 13), there will be no inbound visitor traffic at any of the five entrances into Yellowstone National Park on Tuesday, June 14, and Wednesday, June 15, at a minimum.
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.
Find photos on Flickr
of this extremely hazardous situation in Yellowstone National Park.
Yellowstone will continue to communicate about this hazardous situation as more information is available. Check the park’s Current Conditions page