Colter Bay Visitor Center

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Stop by the Colter Bay Visitor Center to talk with a ranger or learn about Grand Teton.

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The Colter Bay Visitor Center

The Colter Bay Visitor Center sits on the shore of Jackson Lake. Formerly the Colter Bay Museum, the visitor center is the home of the long-standing Indigenous Arts and Cultural Demonstration Program. This program invites visitors to learn about Indigenous cultures through demonstrations where participating artists share the cultural traditions of their tribes through painting, weaving, pottery, beadwork, musical instruments, and more.

Visitor Services

  • Ranger-Led Programs: Rangers lead a variety of programs throughout the day including a lakeshore stroll, wildlife watches, short presentations on park highlights, and a variety of evening programs. Please refer to the ranger-led program page for current schedules.
  • Exhibits: The exhibit, "Made by Hand", shows works made by Indigenous artists from the Indigenous Arts and Cultural Demonstration Program, dating back to its inception in the 1970s.
  • Indigenous Arts and Cultural Demonstration Program: Visiting Indigenous artists demonstrate and sell their artwork during the summer. Learn more about this program by visiting the Indigenous Arts and Cultural Demonstration Program page.
  • Permits: Visit the permits desk for backpacking information and permits, or to purchase a boat permit.
  • Movie: Watch a movie to learn more about Grand Teton. See a ranger for current movie schedule.
  • Bookstore: Grand Teton Association operates a store in the visitor center.

Hours and Seasons

Open daily late spring through mid-fall, with extended hours during the summer season.
Operating Schedule Details

Colter Bay Information

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Attend a Ranger Led Program

Learn more about Grand Teton by attending a ranger led program.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Experience Grand Teton and become a Junior Ranger. Open to all ages.

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Indigenous Arts & Cultural Demonstration

Grand Teton hosts Indigenous Artists at the Colter Bay Visitor Center to share their traditional and contemporary art with visitors.

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Hike Colter Bay

Multiple hikes leave from Colter Bay. Explore which one is best for you.

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Explore Colter Bay

Plan your trip to Colter Bay.

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Plan Your Visit

Learn more about Grand Teton and plan your trip here.

Last updated: February 16, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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