Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area
A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. More »
Multi-use Pathway Closures
Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »
Moose-Wilson Road Status
The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »
In Grand Teton National Park, there is always something going on. The latest news may be found in the Grand Teton Guide, the park's newspaper, by reading the latest news release, or by following the park on one of its social media platforms.
The Grand Teton Guide, the park's newspaper, provides information needed while visiting the park. The newspaper includes a park map, a listing of park services, information about camping, lodging and dining, a listing of times and locations of ranger-led activities, information about fees and permits, weather, safety and regulatory information and seasonal information. For more information on the Grand Teton Guide, or view the latest or an earlier edition click here.
Have you heard about the special event coming up? About the latest change in policy? Or, about the latest rescue in the the park? Information on news and events are posted regularly in our News Release section. To read the latest park news releases click here.
Did you know that the park is on Facebook and Twitter? Go Digital! Stay connected with Grand Teton through its social media pages. Post a comment on the parks Facebook page or follow us on Twitter. You can also explore several of the park's blogs, listen to an audio description of the parks historic wayside exhibits, or view a park YouTube video. Access all of this on the park's Social Media page.
Public Affairs Office
The Public Affairs Office (PAO) provides outreach to millions of people each year by giving up-to-date park information through news releases, online platforms, print and broadcast news interviews, feature articles, special publications, public presentations, and safety messages. Through multiple communication sources, the PAO conveys essential news and information regarding park issues, activities, emergency incidents (fire or search and rescue), safety alerts, and special events. This vital information goes out to a wide variety of audiences such as the visiting public, residents of local and regional communities, members of Congress, state and local officials, other federal agencies, park partners, stakeholder groups, and media, among others.
In addition to news outreach, the PAO plans and executes many special events such as ceremonies, dedications, anniversary celebrations, and memorial services. Several of these public events are done in collaboration with the park's many partnership organizations.
This Office also coordinates and hosts issue-related trips for official visitors including foreign dignitaries, heads of state, national elected or appointed officials, U.S. representatives or senators and their staffs, state governors, federal agency officials, and numerous other special guests. The knowledge gained by visiting dignitaries often helps the park to achieve its goals, and these visits help further the mission of the National Park Service while creating good-will toward national parks throughout this country and the world.
Did You Know?
Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.