Temporary & Wildlife Closures


 

Please check the Superintendents Compendium page for additional restrictions and laws. If you have specific concern or question about a closure please call 307-739-3399.

 
 
Map legend for Winter Wildlife Closure and Park Boundary

Seasonal Closures

Summits of Mount Hunt, Prospectors Mountain, and Static Peak are closed to all travel from December 1 through April 30.

Areas around the Snake River, Buffalo Fork River, and Kelly Warm Springs are closed to all public entry from December 15 through March 31.

Grassy Lake Road within the John D. Rockeffler, Jr. Memorial Parkway from Flagg Ranch residential intersection to the west boundary of the parkway. (From the end of the Yellowstone winter use season (generally March 15) through May 31 (or later as posted due to remaining snow conditions))

Willow Flats is closed to public entry from May 15 through July 15 or when posted.

 

For details and specifics please see Superintendents Compendium.

Temporary Closures

These areas are closed for the safety of visitors and wildlife.
 
Blacktail Butte Winter Closure 2022

Blacktail Butte Closure

The National Park Service has determined this closure is necessary to protect moose by closing a critical island of winter thermal cover in a sea of sage. The closure is in place through April 30, 2023.

The following area is closed (please see map, right): Generally, the northern portion of Blacktail Butte north of the Albright View pullout on Highway 89/191/26. (The open slopes on the southwest side of Blacktail Butte and the Practice Rocks climbing area at the northern tip of the butte remain open.)
 
Wolff Ridge Closure Map 2022

Wolff Ridge Closure

The National Park Service has determined this closure is necessary to provide secure wintering habitat for bison and elk. The closure is in place through April 30, 2023.

The following area is closed (please see map, right): An area encompassing Wolff Ridge and a portion of the Spread Creek drainage. Specifically, the area to be closed starts at the junction of Highway 89/191/26 and Spread Creek Road and heads east along the north side of the Spread Creek Road to the park boundary. The closure continues east along the park boundary, then north to the eastern tip of Wolff Ridge, then generally northwest along the base of Wolff Ridge until it intersects with the Wolff Ranch Road. The closure boundary then heads south west along the southside of Wolff Ranch Road to the junction with Highway 89/191/26, then south along the east side of highway 89/191/26 until it meets up with Spread Creek Road to clomplete the closure.
 
Jackson Lake Dam Closure Area Map

Jackson Lake Dam Boat Launch Closures

The National Park Service has established this closure as necessary for the protection of staff and visiting public during an extensive construction project that will result in updated infrastructure.

The following area is temporarily closed to public entry (please see map, right):
Area #1
  • The North Parking Lot will be open to the public for parking from mid-May to September 5, 2022.
  • The North Parking Lot will be closed to all public access beginning the evening of September 5, 2022 until as late as June 30, 2023.
Area #2
  • The South Parking Lot will be closed to the public from the beginning of the project until as late as June 30, 2023.
  • The north bank of the Snake River as marked on site and the trail connecting the South Parking Lot to the river bank will be closed to all pedestrian traffic, to include fishing, from the beginning of the project until as late as June 30, 2023.
Area #3
  • The access road from the junction with the Teton Park Road down to the designated boat launch will remain open to the public from the beginning fo the project until September 5, 2022.
  • The access road from the junction with the Teton Park Road down to the designated boat launch will be closed to all public access beginning the evening of September 5, 2022 until as late as June 30, 2023.
 
Jackson Lake dry lakebed closure area

Jackson Lake Dry Lakebed Closure

The National Park Service has established this closure as necessary to protect sensitive resources due to low water levels of Jackson Lake.

The following area is temporarily closed to public entry (please see map, right): The area commonly referred to as the dry lakebed portion of Jackson Lake, below high-water mark, north and west of Leeks Marina to the boundary of the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.
 
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Last updated: January 24, 2023

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