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Yellowstone opens more park areas after a historic flood

Yellowstone National Park (National Park Service)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Yellowstone National Park has announced via Facebook that Slough Creek will be reopened for overnight backcountry use beginning today, July 13.

This announcement comes after a historic flood forced the park to shut down in June.

Slough Creek is located in the northern area of the park and is one of the park’s most visited backcountry areas.

Be advised that this opening is limited to overnight backcountry permit holders, stock outfitters, and approved commercial guides and operators.

Outside of permit holders, visitors will not be allowed on the 6-mile segment of road from the Tower Junction to the Slough Creek Campground Road. This is due to the limited traffic capacity on this section of road.

The park also announced that bicycles will be allowed to enter the North and Northeast Entrance roads for a limited distance.

Starting July 13, public access to Slough Creek from Tower Junction will be limited to overnight backcountry permit holders, stock outfitters, and approved commercial guides and operators.

At this time, 93% of roads and 88% of Yellowstone’s backcountry is open to overnight and day use,, and 88% of the 1,000 miles of park trails are open with 12% closed due to historic flooding.

More information, including details about backcountry access, ongoing flood recovery efforts, and FAQ’s, are available by clicking here.


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