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 »
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 pronghorns are the fastest mammals in the western hemisphere? They can run up to 70 mph, but do not like to jump fences! In the summer, pronghorn live along Antelope Flats Road, but in fall they migrate almost 200 miles to central Wyoming.