Opening Dates for Grand Teton National Park & John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway

Moose Entrance Station
Visitor facilities at Grand Teton National Park will open for the 2015 season starting Friday, May 1st and continuing for the next several weeks.

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News Release Date: April 27, 2015

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


May 1

Signal Mountain Summit

TBD, once additional snow melt occurs

Grassy Lake Road

June 1; remnant snow drifts may limit access

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 9

Jenny Lake Visitor Center

May 15

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center

May 30

Flagg Ranch Information Station

June 1

Jenny Lake Ranger Station

June 6


Gros Ventre

May 1

Signal Mountain

May 8

Jenny Lake

May 8

Colter Bay

May 22

Colter Bay RV Park

May 22

Headwaters Campground & RV Sites

May 22

Lizard Creek

June 12

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 8

Jackson Lake Lodge

May 18

Colter Bay Cabins

May 22

Triangle X Ranch


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 and charging entry fees.

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 willbe required to stop and pay 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: April 27, 2015

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P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


(307) 739-3399

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