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 the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Support Your Park
The Grand Teton National Park Foundation raised private funds to help fund the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose and to fully fund the auditorium. The visitor center, a public-private partnership project, opened to the public August, 2007 and the auditorium in 2011. The Foundation supports a variety of other important projects that contribute to the protection of park resources.
Learn more about the Grand Teton National Park Foundation from their website at www.gtnpf.org. Become a Foundation member or make a donation. Foundation members receive a 15% discount at all the bookstores operated by the Grand Teton Association.
The Grand Teton Association is a not-for-profit park partner dedicated to supporting the interpretive, scientific and educational activities of Grand Teton National Park. Become a member of the Association, visit bookstores, located in park visitor centers and the town of Jackson, or shop online at www.grandtetonpark.org.
Monetary donations are graciously accepted and directly benefit the park. These funds are used for interpretation, visitor services and safety, as well as resource management programs. If desired, those making a donation may specify a use for their money.
Donations may be made by check or money order made payable to "National Park Service." Send to:
SEARCH & RESCUE DONATIONS
If you or someone you know has been involved in a search and rescue (SAR), donations may be made to directly support the park's SAR program through the Jenny Lake Rangers Fund. You may donate online through the Jenny Lake Rangers Fund website.
PARK PARTNERS INCLUDE:
Did You Know?
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.