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COVID-19 Precautions

Grand Teton National Park is implementing the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and local and state authorities to promote social distancing. Grand Teton is modifying our operations for facilities and programs, including potentially closure, at areas that cannot adhere to this guidance. Where it is safe, outdoor spaces will remain open to the public.

The health and safety of people visiting and working in the park is our number one priority. We continue to urge visitors to do their part when visiting the park and to follow CDC guidance to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

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What to expect?

UPDATED March 16

  • Expect snowy, wintery, and cold conditions thru May. Check the latest forecast and be prepared with extra layers and a kit in your car including sleeping bags, tire chains, food, water, and full tank of gas.
  • Going into the backcountry? Avoid known avalanche paths. All skiers, snowboarders, and climbers traveling in avalanche terrain should be equipped with, and know how to use, an avalanche beacon, probe pole, and shovel. For the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center current weather forecast and avalanche hazard advisory call 307–733–2664 or check
  • All campgrounds are closed for the season. Most campgrounds in surrounding areas of Jackson Hole are also closed. Surrounding USDA Forest Service dispersed camping is limited and is not accessible until snow melts. Come prepared with a plan for finding a campsite.
  • Seasonal winter road closures continue until May 1 or as conditions change. Yellowstone National Park seasonal road closures are available here.
  • Bears are still active. Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park even in most winter months—near roads, trails, and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise, and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. For more information on bears checkout out Safety in Bear Country.
  • Dispose trash properly. Follow Leave No Trace principles by packing out what you bring in, including all trash, masks, and left-over food. Recycling is not available in the park during winter months, so pack it out and recycle in the Town of Jackson.
  • Be Covid-19 safe. Masks are required when at parking lots, trailheads, and when inside. Keep your distance from other groups and follow local, state, and CDC guidelines to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Park visitors are encouraged to arrive early or late in the day to avoid crowds. If an area is crowded, please consider an alternate area or activity.
  • Explore other areas of the park and surrounding areas that are less populated, and discover all of the beautiful places Grand Teton and Jackson Hole has to offer!

Do your part to keep your park #TetonSafe!

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    Last updated: March 24, 2021

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