OUTDOORS: Yellowstone, other national parks close, Glacier, Beaver Creek Park still open for now

COVID-19 continues to cause sweeping closures, even in the great outdoors


March 26, 2020

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

A view of Beaver Creek Park south of Havre on Tuesday. Due to the growing COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, many of America's national parks, including Yellowstone have closed to the public recently, meaning even outdoor recreation is being put on hold by the crisis.

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks made a difficult decision on Tuesday, but, given the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, and to protect the small gateway communities in the areas, it was the right call no doubt.

The decision to close Yellowstone, the world's first national park, and neighboring Grand Teton came after pressure from state and local officials. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon were especially vocal about the need to close Yellowstone.

"The National Park Service listened to the concerns from our local partners and, based on current health guidan...

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