• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • 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 effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area

    A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. More »

  • Multi-use Pathway Closures

    Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »

  • Moose-Wilson Road Status

    The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »

Business Resources

Concessioners fill a vital role in helping the National Park Service (NPS) carry out its mission. Private companies are drawn to working with the NPS in order to offer services that are not provided directly by the government to park visitors. Concessioners specialize in these operations and are thus able to provide quality services at reasonable prices. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the National Park Service broadens the economic base of the region and communities surrounding the parks.

The Commercial Services Program ensures that visitors have access to high-quality visitor services in order to fully appreciate our natural and cultural treasures. As stated in the Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, concession operations "are consistent to the highest practicable degree with the preservation and conservation of resources and values of the park unit."

Grand Teton National Park's Business Resources Branch administers 26 concession contracts including four full service resorts or dude ranches, 12 fishing and/or float trip operators, one trail riding, two mountain climbing services, two youth camps/backpacking, three cross country skiing and/or backcountry skiing, and one boat shuttle service across Jenny Lake. Combined, these concessioners gross over $50 million annually, and their total workforce consists of approximately 75 permanent and 1,800 seasonal employees.

 

If you are a visitor looking for commercial services and activities within the park, please visit the Concessioner Activities website.

 

If you are a current concessioner, commercial use authorization (CUA) holder, or hunting outfitter, of if you are interested in doing business in Grand Teton National Park, the following links provide information and resources.

Concessioner Resources - Reporting forms and other important documents for concessioners

Commercial Use Authorizations - Information, applications and forms for current CUA holders

Hunting Outfitters - Information and application and forms for current outfitters

Policy & Plans - Key guidance documents for Grand Teton National Park concessioners

Guide Information - Guide Resources, recommended reading for guides and interpretive plans for guided activities
- Guide Resources
- Recommended Reads

 

Grand Teton National Park Business Resources Branch Contact Information

Donna Sisson
Branch Chief, Business Resources
307.739.3402

Dave Rhinehart
Concessions Management Analyst
307.739.3414

John David Reus
Asset Manager
307.739.3415

Brian Drake
Project Manager
307.739.3587

Tracey Heilbrun
Concessions Management Specialist
307.739.3416

Philip Arrington
Concessions Management Specialist
307.739.3417

Business Resources Assistant
307.739.3418

Email to:
grte_business_resources@nps.gov

Mail to:
Grand Teton National Park
Business Resources
PO Drawer 170
Moose WY 83012-0170

Did You Know?

Mt. Moran in July

Did you know that the black stripe, or dike, on the face of Mount Moran is 150 feet wide and extends six or seven miles westward? The black dike was once molten magma that squeezed into a crack when the rocks were deep underground, and has since been lifted skyward by movement on the Teton fault.