Temporary Closures and Compendium Amendments

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Map of Barker-Davis Access Road Closure Area. See "Closure and Public Use Limit" for written description.
Map of Barker-Davis Access Road Closure Area. Click to Enlarge.

Barker-Davis Access Road

Closure updated June 22, 2018. Temporary closure remains in effect until rescinded.

Closure and Public Use Limit
The following area is temporarily closed to public entry: A portion of the '"Barker-Davis" access road between the Moose-Wilson Road and the old residence. Specifically: The closure area consists of a 320 yard section of access road starting at UTM 518950e x 4831778n and ending at UTM 519147e x 4831626n with a 150 yard buffer on both sides of the right (north) and left (south) sides of the road.

Authority
The Superintendent is closing the portion of the park to all public use. This closure is necessary for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Maintenance of public health and safety

  • Implementation of management responsibilities

Determination
The National Park Service has determined that the closure is necessary for current bear management operations.

Public Notice
Signs are posted at conspicuous locations in the affected area. The signed compendium amendment is available for review in the office of the superintendent. This notice will be removed from this webpage when the closure is no longer necessary and has been rescinded.

 
Map of Baxter's Pinnacle Area Closure. See "Closure and Public Use Limit" for written description.
Map of Baxter's Pinnacle Area Closure. Click to Enlarge.

Baxter’s Pinnacle

Closure updated May 17, 2018. Temporary closure remains in effect until rescinded, which is expected to be approximately August 15, 2018.

Closure and Public Use Limit
The following area is temporarily closed to public entry: The Baxter’s Pinnacle climbing route, approach trail, and surrounding cliffs. This closes the Baxter’s Pinnacle climbing route to human traffic, as well as the social trail that branches from the horse trail and serves as the approach route to the climb.

The southeast extent of closure begins at 520281/4846277 (NAD83), approximately 350 meters up the horse trail from the Jenny Lake trail, and 20m to the North of the horsetrail proper. The South boundary of the closure runs parallel along the horsetrail, (maintaining the 20 meter buffer) for another 350m to its Southwest boundary at 519993/4846261. The West boundary extends 450m to the North, up the cliff face, to its Northwest corner at 519960/4846703. The North boundary runs the length of the ridge-top that divides Cascade and Hanging Canyons for 325m to the Northeast extent at 520282/484661. At this point the East boundary of the closure follows due South, enclosing the cliff features for 276m to 520318/4846387. The closure ends 120m SW of this point to the original starting location.

Authority
The Superintendent is closing the portion of the park to all public use. This closure is necessary for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Maintenance of public health and safety

  • Implementation of management responsibilities

Determination
The National Park Service has determined that the closure is necessary for the protection of nexting peregrine falcons and their young.

Public Notice
Signs are posted at conspicuous locations in the affected area. The signed compendium amendment is available for review in the office of the superintendent. This notice will be removed from this webpage when the closure is no longer necessary and has been rescinded.

 

Wilcox Point Campsite

Closure updated June 5, 2018. Temporary closure remains in effect until rescinded, which is expected to be approximately August 15, 2018.

Closure and Public Use Limit
The following area is temporarily closed to public entry: The Wilcox Point backcountry campsite on Jackson Lake and surrounding area.

Authority
The Superintendent is closing the portion of the park to all public use. This closure is necessary for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Implementation of management responsibilities

Determination
The National Park Service has determined that the closure is necessary for protection of nesting Bald Eagles.

Public Notice
Signs are posted at conspicuous locations in the affected area. The signed compendium amendment is available for review in the office of the superintendent. This notice will be removed from this webpage when the closure is no longer necessary and has been rescinded.

 
Map of Oxbow Bend Bald Eagle Closure. See "Closure and Public Use Limit" for written description.
Map of Oxbow Bend Bald Eagle Closure. Click to Expand.

Oxbow Bend

Closure updated May 21, 2018. Temporary closure remains in effect until rescinded, which is expected to be approximately August 15, 2018.

Closure and Public Use Limit
The following area is temporarily closed to public entry: The area around Oxbow Bend. Cattleman’s landing is open for use, and river travel through the closure is permitted, but no stopping or disembarking from boats is allowed.

The northeast extent of closure begins at UTM 537058, 4856919 (NAD83), at the end of the Upper Oxbow Turnout. The north boundary of the closure runs parallel along the southern edge of the turnout and Highway 89/191 for approximately 1800 meters to its northwest boundary at UTM 535355, 4857132. The west boundary runs parallel along the eastern edge of Cattleman’s Bridge Rd south to Cattleman’s Landing. The boundary then runs northeast for appx. 50 meters to the river shoreline at UTM 535955, 4856090. From there, the closure runs southwest along the river shoreline appx. 80 meters to UTM 535937, 4856026. Then the boundary runs southeast, across the river and following the base of the slope and the treeline for appx. 1000 meters to UTM 536824, 4855419. The boundary then runs northeast, perpendicular and across the river for appx. 200 meters to UTM 536952, 4855575. From this point, the closure runs north, following the treeline for appx. 1500 meters, and ending at its starting location at Upper Oxbow Turnout. The closure maintains a 20 meter buffer along roads.

Authority
The Superintendent is closing the portion of the park. This closure is necessary for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Implementation of management responsibilities

Determination
The National Park Service has determined that the closure is necessary to protect nesting bald eagles and their chicks.

Public Notice
Signs are posted at conspicuous locations in the affected area. The signed compendium amendment is available for review in the office of the superintendent. This notice will be removed from this webpage when the closure is no longer necessary and has been rescinded.

 
Map of Hidden Falls Area Emergency Closure
Map of Hidden Falls Area Emergency Closure. Click to Enlarge.

Hidden Falls Area Emergency Closure

Closure updated July 10, 2018. Temporary closure remains in effect until rescinded. It is unknown how long the closure at Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point areas will be in place.

Closure and Public Use Limit
The following area is temporarily closed to public entry: The area around Hidden Falls, including the viewing area and trails in the immediate vicinity. The Inspiration Point area is also closed. Visitors are able to hike around Jenny Lake, up into Cascade Canyon, and along the cascade below Hidden Falls. The Jenny Lake Shuttle Boat is operational.

Authority
The Superintendent is closing the portion of the park to all public use. This closure is necessary for one or more of the following reasons:

  • Maintenance of public health and safety

Determination
The National Park Service has determined that the closure is necessary due to the recent expansion of cracks and fissures in a large rock buttress above the Hidden Falls viewing area.

Public Notice
Signs are posted at conspicuous locations in the affected area. The signed compendium amendment is available for review in the office of the superintendent. This notice will be removed from this webpage when the closure is no longer necessary and has been rescinded.

Last updated: July 11, 2018

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