News from the Cody Front Porch
Wyoming State Park Permits 2023
We are an authorized vendor for these permits. Locals - please bring along your vehicle registration information and your Wyoming driver's license to confirm your in-state residency. Additional vehicle or replacement permits registered to same household are only offered in person with proof of original receipt!
Get the Early Bird Rate - January 1 through February 15, 2023 - DAILY USE permits are discounted to $42.
WY Resident Permit Fees for 2023:
$48 Day Use
$24 Additional Day Use Permits
$80 Overnight Camping
$40 Additional Overnight Camping Permits
Non-Resident Permit Fees for 2023:
$96 Day Use
$48 Additional Day Use Permits
More information (and the option to purchase online) on State Park Permits can be found on the State Parks website. Annual day use and camping permits are available through Reserve America or by phone at 877-996-7275. Customers will receive a permit number at the time of checkout, and can expect permits to ship directly to them.
Yellowstone National Park - Road Information
CURRENTLY Roads are closed to vehicular traffic, except the road between the North Entrance and the Northeast Entrance. The Beartooth Highway is also closed for the season.
2023 Spring Opening Dates
Weather conditions permitting, roads will open in 2023 on the following dates:
April 21: West Entrance to Madison Junction, Mammoth Hot Springs to Old Faithful, Norris to Canyon Village
May 5: East Entrance to Lake Village (Sylvan Pass), Canyon Village to Lake Village
May 12: South Entrance to West Thumb, Lake Village to West Thumb, West Thumb to Old Faithful (Craig Pass), Tower Junction to Tower Fall
May 26: Tower Fall to Canyon Junction (Dunraven Pass), Beartooth Highway (US-212)*
TBD: Between Cooke City, MT, on US-212 to Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (WY-296)*
We encourage visitors to bookmark the Yellowstone National Park - Park Roads page for reference before visiting the Park. For up-to-date information, call (307) 344-2117 for recorded information, or sign up to receive Yellowstone road alerts on your mobile phone by texting "82190" to 888-777 (an automatic text reply will confirm receipt and provide instructions). Anticipate possible road closures due to inclement weather and dangerous driving conditions.
Visitors can also visit these webcams within the Park to gauge current weather conditions.
Brown Cody Bucks - No Longer Valid or Exchangeable!
Brown Cody Bucks, last issued back in June of 2019, are no longer valid as of July 1, 2022. Due to changing banks and those new bank processing rules, we can no longer exchange ANY Brown Cody Bucks.
Cody Bucks should be used within six months of their date of issue. If you have outdated Green Cody Bucks, those are still valid for exchange at this time. If you possess Green Cody Bucks that are outdated, please stop by the Chamber to exchange them. For large quantities, we ask that you contact us in advance, so that we may prepare your exchange prior to your arrival.
Cody Bucks work like a pre-paid check, help ensure local spending and help feed our economy! Please, remember to use Cody Bucks within 6 months of the stamped issue date!
Work-Ready Boot Camp
In April of 2022, the Cody Country Chamber of Commerce started a program called “Work-Ready Boot Camp” to train youth workers ages 14-18 on the soft skills they need to be successful in the workplace.
That first cohort of 10 students graduated in May of 2022, feeling much more prepared to seek and succeed in their first summer jobs.
This class is great for kids who are seeking their first job, kids who have worked before, and kids who already have a job lined up. These aren’t just work skills, they are life skills. Watch for details of future classes on the Work-Ready Boot Camp page.