Be #TetonSafe, Be Outside

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What to expect?


Grand Teton is busy, especially at our popular lakeshores including String Lake, Jenny Lake, and Colter Bay Swim Beach. Campgrounds throughout the park are filling daily, most by noon. The park is making sure to keep our staff, visitors, and resources #TetonSafe during this time, so here are some things to expect when visiting Grand Teton this summer.

  • Be prepared for parking lots to fill up early. Jenny Lake, String Lake, & Colter Bay are the most popular destinations at the park. Park in designated spots only.
  • Campgrounds are filling daily, most before noon. Surrounding USDA Forest Service camping is also filling on a daily basis. Come prepared with a plan for finding a campsite.
  • Expect wait times at park entrances, visitors centers, Jenny Lake shuttle boat, high visitation areas, gift shops, etc.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when in buildings and high visitation outside areas.
  • Dispose trash properly. Follow Leave No Trace principles by packing out what you bring in, including all trash, masks, and left-over food.
  • Properly store your food from bears and other wildlife. Help save a bear's life by storing food, snacks, water bottles, beer, sunscreen, lotions, and bugspray in bear lockers around the lakeshores.
  • Keep your distance from other groups on the lakeshores 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 our park #TetonSafe!


What is open?

Campgrounds have opened. Some cabins and stores have opened. Take-away food services have started at select locations.

The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose, Colter Bay Visitor Center, and Jenny Lake Ranger Station are open with social distancing and other measures to limit disease spread. Permits desks are open and selling backcountry and boat permits. Bookstores are open. Exhibits and auditorium are closed. The Jenny Lake Visitor Center, LSR Preserve Center, and Flagg Ranch Information Station will not open for the 2020 summer season, although, park staff will be available to assist visitors with information in outdoor areas in some of these locations.

Park waters have opened to boating and floating for the season, be sure to get a park boat permit and WY AIS decal. Boat permits are available for purchase at park visitor centers. Aquatic invasive species inspection stations are operating, be sure to get your watercraft checked.

Visitors can drive the Teton Park, Moose-Wilson and North Park roads. South Jenny Lake and the Colter Bay areas are accessible with limited public restrooms in those locations. Vault toilets are open in most areas. The multi-use pathway system in the park is open.

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When will things open?

Facility and Services anticipated opening dates and status.

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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.

Come prepared Visitor services are very limited  Expect wait times  at park entrances and areas  Keep a safe distance 6 feet (2 meters) or more  Wash your hands at least 20 seconds with soap  or use hand sanitizer  Cover your cough with elbow or tissue

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    Last updated: August 5, 2020

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