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Yellowstone Parking Areas Shut Down Temporarily this Week

There are few things worse than planning a distant road trip, putting all of those miles on the car, finally getting to your destination, and realizing that some closure has put a kink in your entire plan. (For more about this, see: Clark Griswold and his family trip to Wally World.) That's why we feel it's important to bring you information about temporary parking lot closures coming to Yellowstone National Park.

Over the next three days, some choice parking lots will be closed for 24 hours at a time as construction crews perform paving-related tasks in order to breath new life into them. The closures are as follows:

 
Artist Point Parking Closure: 7 a.m. July 15th through 7 a.m. July 16th
 
Inspiration Point Parking Closure: 7 a.m. July 16th through 7 a.m. July 17th

 

Midway Geyser Parking Closure: 7 a.m. July 17th through 7 a.m. July 18th
 

The construction is part of a $3.2 million project given the bureaucratically-based moniker "National Park Service Intermountain Region Pavement Preservation Program." So far, parking lot construction at Old Faithful, Upper and Lower Geyser, Uncle Tom's, and Wapiti Lake is completed. Weather, of course, may change the scheduled closure dates, so give a call ahead if you're planning a trip over the next few days.

 

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