• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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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 »

  • 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 »

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?

Banded gneiss

Did you know that the granite and gneiss composing the core of the Teton Range are some of the oldest rocks in North America, but the mountains are among the youngest in the world?