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 to April 30.

Areas around the Snake River, Buffalo Fork River, and Kelly Warm Springs are closed to all public entry from December 15 to 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 to 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.
 
Elk Ranch Reservoir Wildlife Area Closure Map

Elk Ranch Wildlife Closure

The National Park Service has established this closure as necessary for the protection of wolves during the denning and young-rearing period.

The following area is temporarily closed to public entry (please see map, right): The northeast corner of the closure boundary starts at the park boundary. The closure runs south along the park’s eastern boundary to Eynon Draw. The southern boundary of the closure follows Eynon Draw to the west along the north side of the creek until joining Cowboy Cabin Road, then follows the road to the northwest. The boundary then heads north to the west end of the reservoir, follows the trail to the top of hill, and then heads east to the eastern boundary of the park. The parking area at the reservoir, the trail to the observation point, and the observation point remain open and are outside 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.
 
Swan Lake trail area closure map

Swan Lake Trail Wildlife Closure

The National Park Service has determined that the closure is necessary for the protection of nesting trumpeter swans and their cygnets. The trumpeter swan is a state Species of Greatest Conservation Need and is protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

The following area is temporarily closed to public entry (please see map, right): The entirety of the Swan Lake Trail.
 
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Last updated: August 5, 2022

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