• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • Seasonal road closures in effect

    Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »

  • Avalanche hazards exist in the park

    Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www.jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »

  • Bears emerging from hibernation

    Bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation. Travel in groups of three of more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay at least 100 yards from bears. More »

Boating and Floating

Wyoming state law now requires boaters to purchase an Aquatic Invasive Species decal from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and post it on their boat. more>

There are many opportunities for enjoying water in Grand Teton National Park. The Snake River flows through the park and features world-class fishing, unparalleled wildlife viewing and mild rapids depending on time of year. Many of the more accessible lakes are open for a variety of activities.

Motorboats are permitted on Jenny (10 horsepower maximum) and Jackson lakes. Human-powered vessels are permitted on Jackson, Jenny, Phelps, Emma Matilda, Two Ocean, Taggart, Bradley, Bearpaw, Leigh and String lakes. Sailboats, water skiing and windsurfers are allowed only on Jackson Lake. For motorized craft, the fee is $20 for a 7-day permit and $40 for an annual permit; for non-motorized craft, the fee is $10 for a 7-day permit and $20 for an annual permit. Jet skis are prohibited on all waters within the park. Permits may be purchased at the visitor centers in Moose, Jenny Lake or Colter Bay.

If you plan to enjoy the park's waterways you will need to download the following brochures for guidelines and permit information:

Floating: provides information on floating the Snake River, including river flows, permits required and safety precautions.

Boating: provides guidelines for registering boats in the park, launch sites and safety requirements.


Aquatic invasive species, such as whirling disease and zebra or quagga mussels, are a serious ecological and economic threat to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Any activities that come in contact with any body of water have the potential to spread non-native plants, pathogens, and other invasive species among water bodies. More>>

The following businesses are licensed by the National Park Service to provide visitor activities:

Boat Rentals

Grand Teton Lodge Company: www.gtlc.com
Jenny Lake Boating: www.jennylakeboating.com
Signal Mountain Lodge: www.signalmtnlodge.com

Float Trips
Barker-Ewing Scenic Tours: www.barkerewing.com
Grand Fishing Adventures: www.grandfishing.com
Grand Teton Lodge Company: www.gtlc.com
Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch: www.flaggranch.com
Heart 6 Float Trips: www.heartsix.com
Lost Creek Ranch: www.lostcreekadventure.com
Signal Mountain Lodge: www.signalmtnlodge.com
Snake River Angler: www.snakeriverangler.com
Solitude Float Trips: www.solitudefloattrips.com
Triangle X / National Park Float Trips: www.trianglex.com

Jackson Lake Kayaking Tours

OARS: www.oars.com

Jenny Lake Shuttle
Jenny Lake Boating: www.jennylakeboating.com

Grand Teton Lodge Company: www.gtlc.com
Signal Mountain Lodge: www.signalmtnlodge.com

Scenic Cruises
Jenny Lake Boating: www.jennylakeboating.com
Grand Teton Lodge Company: www.gtlc.com

Did You Know?

Pika with a mouth full of grass

Did you know that pikas harvest grasses so they can survive the long cold winter? These small members of the rabbit family do not hibernate, but instead store their harvest as “haystacks” under rocks in the alpine environment.