- June 26, 2020

Reminder: Personal Fireworks Banned in Teton County

by Jackson Hole Radio News

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, visitors and local residents alike are reminded that personal fireworks are not permitted in Grand Teton National Park, on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, or in Teton County. Those driving into the county can easily find fireworks vendors just outside Teton County, but they need to be kept stashed while in the county. It is critical that everyone comply with this regulation, especially given the moderate fire danger rating with drying vegetation and warm temperatures throughout the greater Jackson Hole area. Besides the fireworks prohibition on public and county lands, campers are reminded that unattended or abandoned campfires can easily escalate into wildfires; therefore, it is important that all campfires are completely extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving a site. Campers and day users should never leave a fire unattended, and should always be prepared by having a shovel on hand and a water bucket ready for use.