Yellowstone National Park expecting an influx of visitors to see - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Yellowstone National Park expecting an influx of visitors to see the eclipse

Posted: Updated:
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -

Yellowstone National Park are warning visitors to expect heavier traffic in the days before, during, and after the solar eclipse.

Visitors on August 21 will see the moon pass between the sun and earth, blocking a part of the sun-- a partial eclipse-- throughout the park. Yellowstone is not in the path of totality. 

Margon Warthin with the Public Affairs Department said in a news release that park roads and facilities may be overwhelmed by this large influx of visitors, wanting to see the eclipse. 

Yellowstone does not recommend traveling in and out of the South Entrance on August 21. 

That entrance borders Grand Teton National Park and the center-line of the solar eclipse will pass over that park, placing it in the path of totality. August 21 is anticipated to be the busiest day in the history of Grand Teton National Park. 

Here's what you can do to prepare for August 21:
· Pack your patience
· Expect heavy traffic on park roads
· Give yourself plenty of time to travel to and from your destination
· Get up-to-date road conditions online and by phone at (307) 344-2117
· Do not expect to have cell phone service, even in areas where it is normally available
· Arrive with enough food, water, and fuel in your vehicle for the entire day
· Bring appropriate eclipse viewing glasses (available in park lodges, general stores, and bookstores) and solar filters for cameras, binoculars, or telescopes
· Read the solar eclipse frequently asked questions.

In Yellowstone, the partial eclipse will occur between 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. The eclipse will "peak" around 11:36 a.m. for a little over two minutes. 

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • Testing confirms CWD in mule deer buck from south central Montana

    Testing confirms CWD in mule deer buck from south central Montana

    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:42 PM EST2017-11-16 18:42:23 GMT

    A second test on a tissue sample from a buck harvested in hunting district 510, south of Billings, has come back positive for chronic wasting disease.

    A second test on a tissue sample from a buck harvested in hunting district 510, south of Billings, has come back positive for chronic wasting disease.

  • Former Player Turned Doctor Helps Grizzlies

    Former Player Turned Doctor Helps Grizzlies

    Friday, November 17 2017 12:33 AM EST2017-11-17 05:33:54 GMT

    Griz Senior linebacker Connor Strahm will be playing in his final Brawl of the Wild this Saturday. One reason Strahm is able to be on the field is Doctor Larry Stayner who surgically repaired both of Strahm’s shoulders. “My first one was pretty scary, he kind of had to talk me through it a little and he had to talk me through the anesthesia,” said Strahm. “I actually do remember that him being on the operating room table and me coming in and him being ner...

    Griz Senior linebacker Connor Strahm will be playing in his final Brawl of the Wild this Saturday. One reason Strahm is able to be on the field is Doctor Larry Stayner who surgically repaired both of Strahm’s shoulders. “My first one was pretty scary, he kind of had to talk me through it a little and he had to talk me through the anesthesia,” said Strahm. “I actually do remember that him being on the operating room table and me coming in and him being ner...

  • Jury deliberating on fate of Florence doctor

    Jury deliberating on fate of Florence doctor

    Thursday, November 16 2017 7:36 PM EST2017-11-17 00:36:24 GMT

    The jury is deliberating in the case of a Florence doctor accused of killing two people by over-prescribing opioids.

    The jury is deliberating in the case of a Florence doctor accused of killing two people by over-prescribing opioids.

  • UPDATE: Power is back on in the Flathead

    Friday, November 17 2017 10:06 AM EST2017-11-17 15:06:57 GMT

    Flathead electric is confirming an extensive power outage throughout the Flathead Valley.  According to the website over 16,000 households are without power.  We'll have more updates as they become available. 

    Flathead electric is confirming an extensive power outage throughout the Flathead Valley.  According to the website over 16,000 households are without power.  We'll have more updates as they become available. 

  • Bodnar officially hired as next UM president

    Bodnar officially hired as next UM president

    Thursday, November 16 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-11-16 23:51:21 GMT

    The next President for the University of Montana was officially hired on a unanimous vote by the Montana University System Board of Regents.

    The next President for the University of Montana was officially hired on a unanimous vote by the Montana University System Board of Regents.

  • Jury Duty Scam in Missoula & Gallatin Counties

    Jury Duty Scam in Missoula & Gallatin Counties

    Thursday, November 16 2017 1:05 AM EST2017-11-16 06:05:39 GMT

     A warning for residents in Missoula and Gallatin counties.

     A warning for residents in Missoula and Gallatin counties.

  • School Closures & Delays

    School Closures

    Check out the latest closures and delays from around the Inland Northwest.

    Click here for a list of school closures and delays.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.