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  • Writer's pictureKyle Sooley-Brookings

Yellowstone National Park closed due to extremely hazardous conditions

High water levels in the Gardner River alongside the North Entrance Road. NPS photo.

Yellowstone National Park is closed. Sections of the park have sustained significant damage.

The park is contending with heavy flooding and rockslides creating extremely hazardous conditions.

Sections of the Gardner River and portions of the road between Mammoth Hot Springs and the North Entrance through the Gardner Canyon road are eroded and washed out in several places due to high water levels.

All entrances to the park have been closed.

Yellowstone National Park, Officers Row, WY Forecast.

Yellowstone became the first national park in the United States and opened on March 1, 1872.

Within Yellowstone's 2.2 million acres, visitors have opportunities to observe wildlife in an intact ecosystem, explore geothermal areas that contain about half the world’s active geysers, and view geologic wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River.

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