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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

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  • 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 »

Closing Dates for Visitor Services at Grand Teton National Park & JDR Memorial Parkway

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Date: September 2, 2014
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393

Visitor services at Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway will begin to wind down for the 2014 tourism season. Scheduled closure dates are:


Lizard Creek: September 1 (closed)
Colter Bay: September 21 (11 am)
Colter Bay RV Park: September 28 (11 am)
Jenny Lake: September 28 (11 am)
Headwaters at Flagg Ranch: September 30 (11 am)

Ranger Stations & Visitor Centers
Jenny Lake Ranger Station: September 7 (5 pm)
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve Center: September 21 (5 pm)
Jenny Lake Visitor Center: September 23 (5 pm)


Gros Ventre: October 3 (11 am)
Signal Mountain: October 19 (11 am)

Ranger Stations & Visitor Centers
Colter Bay Visitor Center: October 13 (5 pm)
Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center: November 2 (5 pm)

Entrance Stations
Granite Canyon, Moose & Moran: October 31 (5 pm)

Road Closures
Teton Park Road & Moose-Wilson Road: October 31 (dusk)


Colter Bay Village Cabins: September 28 (11 am)
Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch: September 30 (11 am)
Jackson Lake Lodge: October 5 (11 am)
Jenny Lake Lodge: October 5 (Noon)
Signal Mountain Lodge: October 19 (11 am)
Triangle X Ranch: Mid October


Jenny Lake Boating: September 28 (6 pm)

For detailed information, please phone 307.739.3300, or consult the park's newspaper, Grand Teton Guide, online at www.nps.gov.grte. The winter operations schedule will be announced in December.

Did You Know?

Close-up of a lodgepole pine cone

Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.