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 »
Crimestoppers’ Reward Offered for Information about Assault in Grand Teton National Park
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431
In the early morning hours of June 7, 2012, Grand Teton National Park rangers responded to a report of a loud party at an employee residential area of Jackson Lake Lodge. Upon arrival, rangers discovered that a Grand Teton Lodge Company security guard had been physically assaulted by a person wielding a blunt object.
Although several individuals were involved in the disturbance, no witnesses came forward with information about the assault itself. Rangers provided emergency medical care to the security guard and transported him to St. John's Medical Center where he was subsequently treated for significant injuries.
National Park Service rangers and special agents are conducting an investigation into the details of this incident and are seeking any additional information about the individual or individuals responsible.
Crimestoppers, a local non-profit group that assists law enforcement, is offering a reward of up to $1000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.
Anyone who has information about the incident should call Crimestoppers at 733.5148 or U.S. Park Ranger Jason Montoya at 307.739.3503. Callers can remain anonymous.
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.