Grand Teton Park Prepares for Summer Visitors


It will be summertime in Grand Teton National Park before you know it and the park says it will continue to promote the health and safety of park employees, volunteers, partners and visitors and provide full recreational access and increased visitor services compared to summer 2020.

GTNP said they are still implementing preventive measures and mitigation actions to reduce the spread of infectious disease.
Park visitor centers will be open with limited capacity and limited visitor services. Park staff will be stationed in the vicinity of most visitor centers to engage with visitors and provide information, with additional staff stationed at many outside locations such as overlooks and trailheads.
Visitors will be able to obtain backcountry permits from the permit desks located in the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, Colter Bay Visitor Center and the Jenny Lake Ranger Station. Boat permits will be available at both visitor centers, as well as online at beginning April 6.
               Visitor Center
Opening Date
Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
May 1
Colter Bay Visitor Center
May 7
Jenny Lake Visitor Center
May 16
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center
May 30
The park is working in collaboration with concessioners to safely provide visitor services for the 2021 season. Camping, lodging, dining, retail and activities will be offered, although modified from a typical year, through Grand Teton Lodge Company, Signal Mountain Lodge, Flagg Ranch Company and Triangle X Guest Ranch.In addition to services offered in 2020, Jackson Lake Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge and Climbers’ Ranch will operate, and there will be additional dining options and activities available. Please visit each concessioner’s website for information. All plans are subject to change at any time as necessary.
Park visitors will be responsible to take preventive actions as they enjoy the park.   To protect the health of those who live, work, and visit national parks and facilities, and in support of the President’s Executive Order, Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, face masks are required in all National Park Service buildings and facilities. Masks are also required on National Park Service-managed lands when physical distancing cannot be maintained, such as hiking trails, overlooks, and parking areas.
As conditions are subject to change, details and updates on park operations will be posted on the park’s website at and the park’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Information about how to recreate responsibly and Leave No Trace principles is available at Recreate Responsibly (U.S. National Park Service) (

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