WILD. SCENIC. EXTRAORDINARY.
The headwaters of one of the most remarkable rivers in the world flow through Grand Teton National Park, providing locals and visitors with endless opportunities to immerse themselves in this wild and scenic resource.
Help ensure access to the Snake River is sustainable for generations to come—support improvements at Jackson Lake Dam, Pacific Creek, and Moose Landing today!
TRANSFORMING POPULAR SNAKE RIVER ACCESS POINTS
Grand Teton National Park Foundation has launched a multi-year project to transform three popular access points on the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park:
- Moose Landing
- Pacific Creek
- Jackson Lake Dam
Working in partnership with Grand Teton National Park, Snake River Gateways addresses inadequate facilities and environmental damage to better connect people with this magnificent resource. Our goals are to:
- Enhance the visitor experience river launch sites
- Improve the flow of people and watercraft
- Reclaim sensitive natural areas
- Build capacity to address safety
- Create spaces for visitors of all abilities
- Foster a greater appreciation for and advance stewardship of one of the most iconic waterways in the West
Work at the three locations is guided by the Wild and Scenic Snake River Management Plan and reflects the designation’s standard for these rivers of distinction including preservation of free-flowing conditions and water quality while providing universal access and opportunities to connect with the river.
PROTECTING THE ECOSYSTEM, BUILDING THE CONNECTION
Currently, these sites have bare and compacted soils, eroded banks, damaged vegetation, deteriorated facilities, user-created trails, and poor functionality that fail to inspire a sense of stewardship for the river or enthusiasm for the adventures ahead.
The project’s goal is to blend access, education, safety, and sustainability to inspire visitors to engage with the river as a spectacular and essential natural resource. Priorities will support significant improvements adapted to the needs of visitors, river conditions, and surrounding terrain. Plans include:
- Restoration and protection of shoreline habitats
- Educational elements to inspire mindful discovery and stewardship
- Functional improvements that prioritize safety, separate user groups, and support visitors and recreationists of all abilities
- Added capacity to address resource protection and safety through volunteer Snake River Ambassadors
CHARTING A COURSE FOR THE FUTURE
Grand Teton National Park Foundation's fundraising goal is $7 million. When combined with at least $5 million from the National Park Service, private philanthropy will provide a margin of excellence that would not be possible otherwise.
The Foundation invites your support as a steward of the river, to ensure the paths and passages along its waters are accessible, safe, sustainable, and foster a sense of connection for generations to come.
PROJECTED CONSTRUCTION TIMELINE
- 2019 – Planning and design
- 2020 – Pacific Creek
- 2022 – Jackson Lake Dam
- 2023 – Moose Landing
- Habitat restoration and natural resource protection
- New water access facilities for watercraft prep and landing
- More accessible and safe visitor pathways and trails
- Access to visitor information and wayfinding
- Curation of views that contribute to a sense of place
- Engaging educational displays
- Improved vehicular and pedestrian circulation