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:
|Teton Park Road||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|
|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.
|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|
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.