Facilities and Services Opening Dates for Grand Teton National Park

April 24, 2008

Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott announced today the official opening dates for facilities and services in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway for the 2008 season.

The following roads will open to motorized vehicles Thursday, May 1:
Teton Park Road
Moose-Wilson Road

The Antelope Flats Road reopened to vehicle traffic in mid April. The Grassy Lake Road, in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, is scheduled to open June 1. Please drive cautiously and be aware that wildlife are migrating throughout the park and crossing park roads, especially during dawn and dusk. In addition, springtime repair work may be underway on any park roads. The Moose-Wilson Road is currently scheduled to be closed from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 9 so that dust abatement work can be performed on the unpaved portion of the roadway. For current road information contact the park at 307.739.3614.

Entrance Stations
The Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations are open. Fee options include:
$12 7-day permit for foot/bicycle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks
$20 7-day permit for motorcycle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks
$25 7-day permit for vehicle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks
$50 Grand Teton/Yellowstone Annual Pass valid for one-year entry into both parks
$80 Interagency Annual Pass valid for one year entry to all fee areas on federal lands

Personal checks may not be used for payment at park entrance stations, and personal identification is required for entering the park with any pass that requires a signature. A photo machine is in operation at the Moose Entrance Station for processing photos—free of charge—to be placed onto the Annual Pass for Grand Teton and Yellowstone. This "photo pass" eliminates the need for other personal identification whenever entering the park using this particular pass. Entrance station staff will take photos upon request.

Bicyclists are reminded that they must stop and show an entry pass before proceeding through the gates, just as vehicles are required to do.

Visitor Centers
The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center is open daily, year-round. Other visitor information centers will open on the following dates:
Colter Bay Visitor Center
May 10
Jenny Lake Visitor Center
May 10
Jenny Lake Ranger Station
May 17
Flagg Ranch Information Station
June 2
Laurance S. Rockefeller Interpretive Center
June 22

Ranger-led activities begin Monday, June 2. An activity schedule can be found in the park's newspaper, Teewinot, or online at www.nps.gov/grte.

The following campgrounds will open:
Gros Ventre
May 9
Signal Mountain
May 9
Jenny Lake
May 12
Colter Bay
May 23
Colter Bay RV & Trailer Park
May 23
Flagg Ranch RV Park
May 23
Lizard Creek
June 6

Fees for an individual campsite are $18 per night, and hiker/bicyclist camping fees are $7.00 per site, at any of the following concession-operated campgrounds within Grand Teton National Park: Colter Bay, Gros Ventre, Jenny Lake, Lizard Creek, and Signal Mountain. These campgrounds operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group sites at Colter Bay and Gros Ventre campgrounds are available by reservation at a cost of $5.00 per person, per night. Reservations may be made by calling either 307.543.3100 or 800.628.9988.

Reservations can also be made for camping at either Colter Bay or Flagg Ranch RV Parks; additional fees are charged for RV campgrounds with hook-ups.

Camping is also available outside the park in nearby forest areas and at other public and private facilities.

Backcountry campsite reservations may be made until May 15 with a $25 non-refundable fee. Reservations can be made online at www.nps.gov/grte/, by fax at 307.739.3438, or by mail to Grand Teton National Park, Backcountry Permits, P.O. Box 170, Moose, WY 83012. After May 15, all backcountry site permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

The following concessioner-operated facilities will open:
Signal Mountain Lodge
May 9
Flagg Ranch Resort
May 12
Jackson Lake Lodge
May 19
Colter Bay Cabins
May 23
Jenny Lake Lodge
May 30

For additional information about activities and services within Grand Teton National Park or the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, please visit the park's Web site www.nps.gov/grte, stop by any visitor center and ranger station, or call 307.739.3300.