Work began in April at Pacific Creek—the first of three river access points to be renewed along the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park as part of our Snake River Gateways campaign. The multi-year project in partnership with the park is improving access and addressing resource degradation along the Wild and Scenic waterway.
The work taking place at Pacific Creek is rehabilitating and improving the boat launch after decades of heavy use by visitors. New dry-stone walls and retaining structures will protect resources while directing visitors and discouraging users from trampling sensitive vegetation and creating social trails. The next phase of enhancements at the site include rebuilding the existing parking lot as well as creating new sidewalks, a boat rigging area, an overlook with educational displays, and an improved boat ramp. Re-establishing native vegetation to the sensitive surrounding riparian area is also priority.
Please be advised that, due to construction, Sunday, August 30 is the last day that the public will be able to access the Pacific Creek site for launching and landing watercraft this summer. Boaters have been able to use the site since early June despite ongoing work outside of the main parking and river access areas, but the ramp will be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season after this time.
We appreciate your patience while work is underway to renew this well-loved river access point. Visit our project page to learn more about plans for Pacific Creek, Moose Landing, and Jackson Lake Dam. Thank you!