Grand Teton begins opening for summer May 1

Roads and facilities in Grand Teton National Park begin opening May 1.

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Roads and facilities in Grand Teton National Park begin opening May 1.

Roads and facilities in Grand Teton National Park begin opening for the 2015 summer season on May 1. Not all facilities will open immediately, and services may be limited in some areas. Unpredictable spring weather may also make travel difficult, and visitors are advised to prepare accordingly.

Opening dates for seasonally operated facilities and roads in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are as follows:

Roads

Teton Park Road May 1
Moose-Wilson May 1
Signal Mountain Summit TBD, once additional snow melt occurs
Grassy Lake Road June 1; remnant snow drifts may limit access

 

Paved multi-use pathways will be fully accessible for use once the snow melts naturally.

 

Visitor Centers & Ranger Stations

Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Open
Colter Bay Visitor Center May 9
Jenny Lake Visitor Center May 15
Laurance S. Rockefeller (LSR) Preserve Center May 30
Flagg Ranch Information Station June 1
Jenny Lake Ranger Station June 6

 

Campgrounds

Gros Ventre May 1
Signal Mountain May 8
Jenny Lake May 8
Colter Bay May 22
Colter Bay RV Park May 22
Headwaters Campground & RV Sites May 22
Lizard Creek June 12

 

All backcountry camping permits cost $25, whether advanced reservation or walk-in.  Backcountry reservations may be made until May 15 with an additional $10 fee for advanced booking. Reservations can be made online at Recreation.gov.  After May 15, all backcountry site permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Lodging

Signal Mountain Lodge May 8
Jackson Lake Lodge May 18
Colter Bay Cabins May 22
Triangle X Ranch Mid-May
Jenny Lake Lodge June 1
Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch June 1

 

Entrance Stations

The Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations are open and charging entry fees.

Bicyclists are reminded that they must stop and show an entry pass before proceeding through the gates, just as vehicles are required to do.  An automated self-serve machine is located on the multi-use pathway adjacent to the Moose Entrance Station. People traveling on the pathway by foot, bike, or rollerblade will be required to stop and pay or have a valid pass in possession.

Personal identification is required with any pass that requires a signature.

For additional information about activities and services within Grand Teton National Park or the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, please visit the park’s website www.nps.gov/grte, stop by any visitor center, or call 307.739.3300.

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