Grand Teton National Park, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway Announce Opening Dates

Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway have released their opening dates for 2016.

Currently, the Moose, Moran, and Granite Canyon entrance stations are open and charging entry fees. However, nearly all of Grand Teton won’t start opening until May 1, with many facilities opening after that date. The full list is below:


• Teton Park Road: May 1.
• Moose-Wilson Road: May 1.
• Signal Mountain Summit Road: May 1.
• Grassy Lake Road: June 1 (weather pending).

Visitor Centers & Ranger Stations

• Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center: Open.
• Colter Bay Visitor Center: May 7.
• Jenny Lake Visitor Center: May 27.
• Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center: June 4.
• Jenny Lake Ranger Station: June 4.
• Flagg Ranch Information Station: June 6.


• Gros Ventre: May 6.
• Signal Mountain: May 6.
• Jenny Lake: May 6.
• Colter Bay RV Park: May 12.
• Headwaters Campground & RV Site: May 20
• Colter Bay: May 26.
• Lizard Creek: June 10.


• Signal Mountain lodge: May 6.
• Jackson Lake Lodge: May 16.
• Triangle X Ranch: May 22.
• Colter Bay Cabins: May 26.
• Jenny Lake Lodge: June 1.
• Headwaters Lodge & Cabins in Flagg Ranch: June 1.

As a reminder, backcountry camping permits cost $25, with an additional $10 fee for advanced booking before May 15. Afterwards, permits will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis no more than one day in advance of your trip.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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