News, Top Stories October 15, 2020

Grand Teton National Park Visitors Soar

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Grand Teton National Park hosted an estimated 603,789 recreation visits in September 2020. That’s a 17% increase compared with September 2019. Park statistics show that September 2020 saw the highest number of recreation visits on record for the month. In general, hiking in the park increased approximately 54%, camping in concession-operated campgrounds increased 24% and backcountry camping increased 79% compared with September 2019. Visitor services at Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are limited this time of year, as most facilities close each winter. The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center will remain open through October 31st.