Snake River Gateways Work Comes to a Close at Pacific Creek

Interpretive signs and exhibits have been installed for visitor education at Pacific Creek Landing.
Interpretive signs and exhibits have been installed for visitor education at Pacific Creek Landing.

The Foundation’s multiyear campaign to renew visitor access points along the wild and scenic Snake River in Grand Teton National Park is progressing well. Snake River Gateways is addressing environmental damage and inadequate facilities at three heavily-used locations in Grand Teton—Jackson Lake Dam, Pacific Creek, and Moose Landing. The vision is to enhance the existing footprint at each site and blend access, safety, and education to foster a sense of stewardship and appreciation for the river, its associated landscapes, and the incredible fish, wildlife, and scenic resources they support.

Newly constructed stone walls and wooden benches now welcome users of all types to the overlook at Pacific Creek.
Newly constructed stone walls and wooden benches now welcome users of all types to the overlook at Pacific Creek.

Focus in 2021 was the access point at Pacific Creek Landing. Construction priorities were pouring concrete for the new boat ramp and walkways; adding fencing; and installing bathroom buildings so the site could be used throughout the busy summer season.

Following the completion of work in early summer, Pacific Creek Landing was fully functioning for most of the season and received compliments from river users. Recreationists and visitors benefitted from improved parking and vehicle circulation, a wider boat ramp, and scenic overlooks.

A new sign with river safety information was installed in a highly visible area to provide useful information for boaters.
A new sign with river safety information was installed in a highly visible area to provide useful information for boaters.

We would like to thank all of our generous friends and partners who are making Snake River Gateways possible. Together we are improving the visitor experience, providing more safe and sustainable access to this remarkable natural resource, and maintaining the integrity of our treasured national park. We look forward to the next phases and to sharing more details with you. Thank you for your support, see you on the river!

The new ramp provides easier access to the water and will be easily maintained by the park service. This photo was taken at very low water levels.

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