Grand Teton National Park News
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Help protect wintering wildlife in Grand Teton
December 4, 2023 | 9:57 am
Winter has arrived in Grand Teton National Park – an excellent time for recreation in the snow but also a challenging time for wildlife in and around the Tetons. Wildlife biologists are asking visitors to avoid disturbing animals by following all winter closures and voluntarily avoiding bighorn sheep winter zones. In all other areas of the park, visitors should give wildlife plenty of space by maintaining 100 yards from bears and wolves, and 25 yards from other animals. Visitors can safely enjoy watching wildlife by being respectful of their need for space, staying clear of their sensitive habitats, allowing them to maintain their vital energy reserves.
Grand Teton National Park announces change to backcountry camping permits
November 28, 2023 | 12:05 pm
Effective January 10, 2024, Grand Teton National Park will change the backcountry camping permit fee to $20, plus a $7 per person, per night fee to camp overnight in the backcountry. Grand Teton began charging for backcountry permits in 2014 and last modified the fees in 2018.
Elk reduction program begins November 18
November 14, 2023 | 12:55 pm
An elk reduction program begins Saturday, November 18 continuing through Sunday, December 10 in Grand Teton National Park. The park’s enabling legislation of 1950 authorizes Grand Teton National Park to jointly administer an elk reduction program, with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, when necessary for the proper management and conservation of the Jackson Elk Herd.
Park seeks public input on Colter Bay Legacy planning
November 13, 2023 | 11:44 am
The National Park Service (NPS) is at the beginning of a master planning effort to reestablish Colter Bay as a key destination and central location for all visitors to stay, play and learn in Grand Teton National Park. The NPS is seeking public input from November 13 to January 11, 2024, on a range of high-level planning concepts focused on improving visitor use and experience in the Colter Bay area, located in the northern part of the park. Increasing visitation, changing visitor and employee needs and aging infrastructure highlight an opportunity to plan for the next generation of Colter Bay. The park will use this feedback to develop alternatives for the Colter Bay Legacy planning effort. Grand Teton wants to hear from you about the problems and opportunities to consider through this planning process.
New Film Tracks Animal Migrations in and out of Grand Teton National Park
November 8, 2023 | 11:35 am
A new wildlife documentary chronicling the large mammal migrations of Grand Teton National Park was released online this week, showing how the park is biologically connected to distant habitats in Idaho and Wyoming.
Concessioners selected for guided mountain climbing, climbing instruction and ski mountaineering
November 7, 2023 | 9:05 am
The National Park Service (NPS) has selected two companies to provide guided mountain climbing, climbing instruction and ski mountaineering within Grand Teton National Park. The two companies are Exum Guide Service and School of Mountaineering, Inc., doing business as Exum Mountain Guides and The Mountain Guides, Inc., doing business as Jackson Hole Mountain Guides. The two new contracts will be effective for a term of 10 years beginning January 1, 2024.
Changing visitation in Grand Teton
November 1, 2023 | 8:34 am
This year’s visitation statistics show September as the second busiest September on record in Grand Teton National Park. This year’s month of September saw more recreation visits than the month of June. Historically, June, July and August were the most visited months of the year, however this year July, August and September were the most visited months, thus far.
Pathway connector construction to begin in Grand Teton National Park
October 12, 2023 | 11:02 am
The design is complete, and preparations will begin next week on a new section of pathway in Grand Teton National Park. The new, mile-long pathway section will improve safety for recreationalists who plan to walk, ride or bike in the area by connecting the park pathway from Gros Ventre Junction to the Jackson Hole Community Pathways (JHCP) system along Spring Gulch Road. The project will also include the addition of a small parking area.
Fuel Reduction Pile Burns Planned in Park
October 10, 2023 | 1:29 pm
Teton Interagency Fire personnel will burn slash piles created from fuel reduction projects in Grand Teton National Park in the coming weeks. Firefighters have focused on fuel reduction efforts in developed areas to reduce wildfire risk, and pile burning is the last step in this thinning process.
Bureau of Reclamation will intermittently close Teton Park Road across Jackson Lake Dam
September 28, 2023 | 9:23 am
The Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), Upper Snake Field Office, is temporarily closing the Teton Park Road across the Jackson Lake Dam in Grand Teton National Park on an intermittent basis Oct. 11-13 to perform crane work on the dam. The closures will occur Wednesday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. for up to two hours for each closure. The road will remain open in the evenings.