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 »
Individual Arrested for Assault
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393
Grand Teton National Park rangers responded to a report of a serious assault that occurred early Friday morning, June 28, at an employee dormitory adjacent to Jackson Lake Lodge. Teton Interagency Dispatch Center received a call for assistance at 1:35 a.m.
Park rangers arrived shortly after the emergency call and arrested one suspect. The victim was provided emergency medical care on-scene and transported by park ambulance to St. John's Medical Center in Jackson, Wyoming.
This was an isolated event, and incidents such as this rarely occur in the park. All public and employee residential areas of Jackson Lake Lodge are secure at this time.
The incident is under investigation by the National Park Service. Further information will be released as it becomes available.
Did You Know?
Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.