Grand Teton National Park News
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Working Group asks skiers to avoid Teton Range Bighorn Sheep Winter Zones
January 14, 2022 | 10:18 am
The Teton Range Bighorn Sheep Working Group including Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and Wyoming Game and Fish Department invite backcountry users to join in stewardship efforts to protect bighorn sheep. The Working Group released a map today of Teton Range Bighorn Sheep Winter Zones and is asking skiers to voluntarily avoid these sensitive bighorn sheep winter habitat areas during winter 2022. The georeferenced map is available for download at www.tetonsheep.org and can be displayed on smartphone mapping apps.
Grand Teton sees second busiest November for visitation
December 16, 2021 | 1:53 pm
Grand Teton National Park statistics show that November 2021 was the second busiest November on record for recreation visits. The park hosted an estimated 61,674 recreation visits in November 2021. This is a 28% increase from November 2019 and an 8% increase from November 2020.
Winter recreation begins on park roads in Grand Teton
December 14, 2021 | 3:56 pm
Teton Park Road, Moose-Wilson Road, and Signal Mountain Summit Road within Grand Teton National Park are now open to cross-country skiing, skate skiing, snowshoeing, and walking. Once snow begins to accumulate on the roadbeds, the designated portions of these roads may accommodate winter recreation, and the use of wheeled vehicles is prohibited for the season.
Top 10 Tips for a winter visit to Grand Teton
December 8, 2021 | 1:24 pm
Grand Teton looks forward to welcoming visitors this winter. Learn to plan like a park ranger by following our list of the Top 10 Tips you should know before visiting the park. Limited services and seasonal road and wildlife closures make a winter visit far different than a summer experience. Plan ahead, recreate responsibly, and help ensure this iconic landscape may be enjoyed by future generations.
Additional campgrounds move to Recreation.gov for the 2022 season
November 24, 2021 | 2:17 pm
Visitors to Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway will now be able to reserve campsites at all park campgrounds in a “one-stop-shop” on Recreation.gov as all remaining campgrounds in the park transition to the website for the 2022 summer season.
Grand Teton sees second busiest October for visitation
November 18, 2021 | 12:44 pm
Grand Teton National Park statistics on recreation visits show that October 2021 was the second busiest on record for the month of October. The park hosted an estimated 245,834 recreation visits in October 2021. This is a 32% increase from October 2019 and a 30% decrease from October 2020.
Collaborative project over 10 years in the making will remove final impediment to native fish migration in Spread Creek
November 12, 2021 | 9:06 am
Trout Unlimited (TU), Grand Teton National Park (GTNP), Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF), and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) announced today that construction to complete Phase 2 of the Spread Creek Fish Passage Project has started. Many years in the making, the project is a large-scale collaborative effort that will prevent future losses of migratory cutthroat trout and other native fish by installing a fish screen on the Spread Creek irrigation system. It will also make much-needed improvements to stabilize the diversion structure and channel within the project area, which have been damaged by flooding.
Elk reduction program begins Saturday, November 6
November 2, 2021 | 4:38 pm
An elk reduction program begins Saturday, November 6, 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.
Wildlife is active near park roads, be vigilant while driving
October 28, 2021 | 12:32 pm
Park officials ask visitors and local residents to practice vigilance while driving in Grand Teton National Park. In the last two weeks alone, five bison, one elk, one mule deer, one pronghorn, one coyote and one wolf pup were hit and killed by vehicles traveling on park roads.
Fuel reduction burns planned in Grand Teton National Park
October 27, 2021 | 12:54 pm
Teton Interagency Fire personnel will burn slash piles created from fuel reduction projects near Beaver Creek, Elk Ranch and other areas in Grand Teton National Park in the coming weeks. Firefighters will burn these piles under low fire behavior conditions resulting from wet weather and snow accumulation. Smoke may be visible from these piles during the day of ignition and may linger in the area for a few days following.