the republic logo

National Park Service sets lottery for Yellowstone National Park snowmobile permits


JACKSON, Wyoming — The National Park Service is running a lottery to hand out a limited number of permits to allow snowmobilers to take self-guided trips in Yellowstone National Park this winter for the first time in more than a decade.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports ( ) that the re-emergence of private riding in the park is part of a long-term plan that park officials completed last year.

Park spokesman Al Nash says he expects big demand for private permits. They're being distributed through a lottery that runs through Oct. 3 and costs $6 to enter.

Nash says he expects most people will apply for permits around the holidays and competition should be less for dates during other times.

Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide,

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.