Grand Teton Park reopens May 1
April 25, 2005
The official opening dates for facilities and services in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway have been announced for the 2005 season.
The following roads will open to motorized vehicles on Sunday, May 1: Teton Park Road, Moose-Wilson Road
Both the Antelope Flats Road and the Deadman's Bar Road were previously reopened to vehicle traffic. 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 springtime repair work may be underway on any park roads. For current road information contact the park at (307) 739-3614.
The Moose, Moran and Granite Canyon entrance stations are open. Fee options are as follows:
$10 7-day Pass for bicycle or pedestrian entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks.
$20 7-day Pass for vehicle entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone national parks.
$40 Annual Parks Pass valid for one-year entry into Grand Teton & Yellowstone.
$50 National Parks Pass valid for one-year entrance to all national park units.
$5 Satellite Pass used in conjunction with either a National Parks or Annual Parks Pass to allow entry into Grand Teton only for family members traveling in a separate vehicle.
Please be sure to bring personal identification to enter the park using a pass. A photo machine is in operation at the Moose Entrance Station for processing photos - free of charge - to be placed onto the Annual Parks Pass. This "photo pass" eliminates the need for other personal identification whenever entering the park using the Annual Park Pass. Entrance station staff will take photos upon request.
The Moose Visitor Center is open daily, year-round. The following other visitor centers open:
Colter Bay Visitor Center-May 7
Jenny Lake Ranger Station-May 21
Jenny Lake Visitor Center-June 6
Flagg Ranch Information Station-June 6
Ranger-led activities begin Monday, June 6. An activity schedule can be found in the park's newspaper, the Teewinot.
The following campgrounds will open:
Gros Ventre-May 1
Signal Mountain-May 7
Jenny Lake-May 15
Colter Bay-May 27
Colter Bay RV Park-May 27
Flagg Ranch RV Park-May 27
Lizard Creek-June 3
Fees for an individual campsite are $15 per night, and hiker/bicyclist camping fees are $5.00 per site, at any of the following concession-operated campgrounds within Grand Teton National Park These campgrounds will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
The following concessioner-operated facilities will open:
Signal Mountain Lodge-May 7
Flagg Ranch Resort-May 15
Jackson Lake Lodge-May 23
Colter Bay Cabins-May 27
Jenny Lake Lodge-June 3
For additional information about activities and services within Grand Teton National Park or the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, visit the park's website www.nps.gov/grte, stop in at any visitor center and ranger station, or call (307) 739-3300.