Yellowstone National Park is seeking comments from the public on a proposal to construct a temporary gravel parking area near the Fairy Falls Trailhead at Midway Geyser Basin.
In 2016, Park staff began to monitor and analyze parking and road performance throughout the park, in particular between West Yellowstone and Old Faithful. Officials say that because of increased visitation, this lot would provide additional parking and help alleviate traffic congestion, safety concerns, and resource impacts.
The proposed parking area would be near the current Fairy Falls trailhead parking, and could accommodate about 74 passenger vehicles. Construction would begin as soon as conditions allow, with a target completion date of mid-summer.
Public comments will be collected until April 1st on the Planning, Environment and Public Comment website.
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