Adventure Journal: How to Responsibly Enjoy Grand Teton This Summer


Grand Teton National Park is open for the summer season! The health and safety of visitors and employees is the park's highest priority during this unprecedented time. Grand Teton is implementing the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and local and state authorities. Here is some information so you know what to expect before you enjoy the park responsibly this summer.

What’s open:

  • The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose, Colter Bay Visitor Center, and Jenny Lake Ranger Station
  • All hiking trails (please check-in with the Jenny Lake Rangers about snow conditions prior to excursions in the high country)
  • Book stores and permit desks in the visitor centers
  • All campgrounds and trails inside the park
  • Park waters including the Snake River, Jackson Lake, Jenny Lake, and String Lake
  • Aquatic invasive species check stations at the Moose and Moran entrances
  • Select convenience stores and gas stations
  • Take-out food services at select locations
  • Vault toilets along roadside stops and at trailheads
  • Limited lodging and take-out food services at Signal Mountain Lodge, Colter Bay, and Headwaters Lodge at Flagg Ranch
  • Canoe and kayak rentals at Colter Bay and Signal Mountain marinas

What’s closed:

  • The Jenny Lake Visitor Center, Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Visitor Center, and Flagg Ranch Information Station
  • Exhibits and auditoriums in visitor centers
  • Dine-in restaurants

In order to keep yourself and others safe and to avoid the spread of infectious disease, please remember:

  • Wear a mask in buildings and high visitation areas
  • Maintain social distancing of six feet or more
  • Cover your cough
  • Wash your hands
  • Don’t touch your face, mouth, or eyes
  • Stay home if you are sick

We hope you have the opportunity to safely experience Grand Teton National Park this summer! Thank you.

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