Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Flagg Ranch Information Station - Countdown: 34 Days
July 22, 2012
Every day thousands of visitors move between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks through the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Only 300 of those visitors stop each day at the Flagg Ranch Information Station. Located just north of Headwaters Lodge, you will come across a tiny one room log cabin. Here you can stop in and say hi to a friendly National Park Service volunteer. The staff is happy to orient visitors to the area and provide information for your visit to either Grand Teton or Yellowstone Parks, or even your adventures within the Parkway.
Flagg Information Station is open 9am - 3:30pm daily from June 4 - September 3, 2012 and can be reached at 307-543-2372.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.