Grand Teton National Park

History

When humans started visiting the Jackson Hole area about 10,000 years ago, they followed trails across the land that were created eons before by migrating wildlife. For elk and bison—and later, nomadic tribes and fur trappers—the Jackson Hole area was simply a crossroads or seasonal hunting ground. Winters were ...

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In A Nutshell

PLANNING YOUR STAY General Park Information Grand Teton National Park is open year-round, with most facilities inside its boundaries offering complete visitor services between May and October. For current information about the park, or park conditions, visit the website at www.nps.gov/grte or call (307) 739-3300. For lodging reservations and activity information, ...

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Jackson Hole Museum

Downtown, the Jackson Hole Museum is open in summer and features area history exhibits. A few blocks away is the Jackson Hole Historical Society, a year-round facility for historical research. Please call (307) 733-2414 or (307) ...

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Just For Kids

Become a Junior Ranger Pick up an activity newspaper at any park visitor center and start earning your official NPS Junior Ranger badge. Learn about American Indian tribes, early settlers, animal habits, glaciers and other fascinating topics. When you answer all the questions in the newspaper, turn it in at ...

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Lodging & Dining

LODGING Grand Teton Lodge Company The Grand Teton Lodge Company began entertaining visitors before the region became a national park. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. created the company in the 1920s. Today, the Grand Teton Lodge Company manages the historic lodges, restaurants, campgrounds and outdoor activities at Jackson and Jenny lakes, along ...

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Nightlife

The Blue Heron Lounge in Jackson Lake Lodge stages live entertainment most evenings during the summer from June to mid-September.  Jackson offers a wide variety of year-round nightlife, with two live theaters, three movie theaters, and numerous restaurants and clubs providing music and dancing. Please call (307) 733-3316 for schedules. The ...

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Activities & Programs

SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL ACTIVITIES No matter what the season, Grand Teton offers something fun and interesting for everyone. Park Programs NPS ranger naturalists have a busy summer schedule, packed with guided hikes and talks, including evening campfire programs and Young Naturalist lessons. Most activities take place or start at Moose, Jenny ...

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Only A Day

Driving is the quickest way to see most of Grand Teton's famous features. The distance between the park's southern and northern boundaries is just 56 miles. Since most visitors enter the park from Jackson, this suggested route starts from that southern approach. At Moose Junction, turn left for Moose Village ...

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Bears at Grand Tetons

Bears have always played a central role in the Greater Yellowstone eco-system. In Grand Teton National Park specifically, black bears are frequently seen; grizzlies have become more common as they make a comeback in the area. While they may look similar at a distance, black bears and grizzlies have ...

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Grand Teton Regulations

Park Regulations For your safety, and to protect Grand Teton's treasures, please read and follow all NPS regulations. Complete regulations are available at any park visitor center. Backcountry Use Permits are required for overnight backcountry use. Biking You may ride anywhere cars are permitted. Biking is prohibited on trails or in the backcountry. Swimming Swimming is ...

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