Opening Dates for Grand Teton & the Rockefeller Parkway

Winter snows are gradually melting as the summer travel season approaches. The Teton Park Road opens to vehicles May 1st.

photo by Jackie Skaggs taken April 12.2014

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News Release Date: April 21, 2014

Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393

Opening dates for seasonally operated facilities and roads in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are as follows: 


Teton Park Road

May 1


After snow melt—date to be determined (TBD)

Grassy Lake Road

June 1; remaining snow drifts may limit access

Signal Mountain Summit


Paved multi-use pathways will be fully accessible for use once the snow melts naturally.

 Visitor Centers & Ranger Stations:

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center


Colter Bay Visitor Center

May 10

Jenny Lake Visitor Center

May 16

Laurance S. Rockefeller (LSR) Preserve Center

May 31

Flagg Ranch Information Station

June 2

Jenny Lake Ranger Station

June 6


Gros Ventre

May 2

Signal Mountain

May 9

Jenny Lake

May 9

Colter Bay

May 22

Colter Bay RV Park

May 22

Headwaters Campground & RV Sites

June 1

Lizard Creek

June 13

All backcountry camping permits cost $25, whether advanced reservation or walk-in. Backcountry reservations may be made until May 15 with an additional $10 fee for advanced booking. Reservations can be made online at After May 15, all backcountry site permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.


Signal Mountain Lodge

May 9

Jackson Lake Lodge

May 19

Colter Bay Cabins

May 22

Triangle X Ranch

May 25

Jenny Lake Lodge

June 1

Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch

June 1

Entrance Stations:
The Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations are open. Fee options include:
$12 for a 7-day permit to enter by foot/bicycle into Grand Teton & Yellowstone nat'l parks
$20 for a 7-day permit to enter by motorcycle into Grand Teton & Yellowstone nat'l parks
$25 for a 7-day permit to enter by vehicle into Grand Teton & Yellowstone nat'l parks
$50 for a Grand Teton/Yellowstone Annual Pass valid for one-year entry into both parks 
$80 for an Interagency Annual Pass valid for one year entry to all fee areas on federal lands 

Bicyclists are reminded that they must stop and show an entry pass before proceeding through the gates, just as vehicles are required to do. An automated self-serve machine is located on the multi-use pathway adjacent to the Moose Entrance Station. People traveling on the pathway by foot, bike, or rollerblade will be required to stop and pay $12 for a 7-day entry permit, or have a valid pass in possession.  

Personal identification is required with any pass that requires a signature.  

For additional information about activities and services within Grand Teton National Park or the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, please visit the park's website, stop by any visitor center, or call 307.739.3300.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


(307) 739-3399

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