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.

  • Be a steward for bighorn sheep and voluntarily avoid Bighorn Sheep Winter Zones December 1 through April 30. A georeferenced map of the zones is available at tetonsheep.org. Learn more here.

  • 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. Rockefeller, 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.


These areas are temporarily closed for the safety of visitors and wildlife:

Wolff Ridge and Spread Creek Drainage Closure Map

Wolff Ridge Winter Range Closure

An area encompassing Wolff Ridge and a portion of the Spread Creek drainage is closed to all human entry in Grand Teton National Park through April 30, 2024. This closure is necessary to provide secure wintering habitat for bison and elk. See map (right) for more details.

Blacktail Butte Thermal Cover/Winter Range Closure map

Blacktail Butte Thermal Cover/Winter Range Closure

The northern portion of Blacktail Butte is closed north of the Albright View pullout on Highway 89/191/26 through April 30, 2024. 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. The National Park Service has determined that this closure is necessary to protect moose by closing a critical island of winter thermal cover in a sea of sage. See map (right) for more details.

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Last updated: December 19, 2023

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