Free entry to National Parks over Presidents’ Day weekend Feb. 14-16
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park
by National Park Service
February 11, 2015
In observance of the Presidents’ Day Weekend federal holiday, Yellowstone National Park is joining all National Park Service (NPS) sites across the nation in waiving admission fees from February 14-16.
Regardless of how you choose to enter the park – by car, RV, bus, or on a guided snowmobile or snowcoach trip – admission to the park will be free for three days starting this Saturday.
The NPS is waiving entrance fees on five additional days in 2015 as a way to encourage people to get outdoors and enjoy the remarkable landscapes and historical and cultural sites national parks have to offer.
Other fee free dates for 2015 are:
• April 18 & 19: National Park Week’s opening weekend
• August 25: National Park Service’s 99th birthday
• September 26: National Public Lands Day
• November 11: Veterans Day
The road from the North Entrance at Gardiner, Montana, through Mammoth Hot Springs on to Cooke City, Montana, outside the park’s Northeast Entrance, is open to wheeled vehicle travel all year. Access to the interior of Yellowstone and iconic locations like Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is restricted to guided snowmobile and snowcoach trips from the North, West, South, and East entrances during the winter months.
At Old Faithful, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins and the dining room, the Geyser Grill, the Bear Den Gift Shop and the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center are all open for the winter season. At Mammoth Hot Springs, the hotel, dining room and gift shop are open for the winter season. The Yellowstone General Store, medical clinic, campground, post office, and the Visitor Center are open all year. Fuel is available from 24-hour gasoline pumps all year at both Mammoth Hot Springs and Tower Junction.
A seven-day pass to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks is normally $25 for a private, non-commercial vehicle. More information is available at http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm and http://www.nps.gov/findapark/passes.htm.