Although the U.S. Government has shut down, Yellowstone National Park will remain open, though some facilities and services inside the park may be closed.
We are pleased to let you know that all of our Yellowstone Forever Institute programs will still be operating, perhaps with slight modifications, during the shutdown. These programs include:
- Field Seminars based at the Lamar Buffalo Ranch
- Lodging & Learning programs based out of Yellowstone National Park Lodges (Old Faithful Snow Lodge)
How these programs may be modified:
- Activities in backcountry areas may be restricted to areas where there is less potential need for emergency services
- Visitor centers or other facilities staffed by NPS employees will be closed
Please be assured that we look forward to providing you with a world-class educational experience during this period.
Additionally, our educational Park Stores in Gardiner, Montana, and at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport will remain open.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 406.848.2400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Message Regarding Possible Government Shutdown
We have received word from the U.S. National Park Service that the entrances and roads into Yellowstone National Park will remain accessible if there is a government shutdown. For now, this means that our educational programs and tours will continue.
If a government shutdown does occur, government-provided services (visitor center, public restrooms, etc.) will not be available. Please note that public restrooms operated by Yellowstone National Park Lodges will still be open and available. The National Park Service will continue to provide emergency services, though Yellowstone Forever Institute programs with activities in backcountry areas may be restricted to areas where there is less potential need for emergency services
We will continue to update this page as information becomes available.