Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Grand Tetons opening for season
The National Park Service has announced the official 2011 opening dates for facilities in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.
The Teton Park Road and Moose-Wilson Road opened May 1. The Grassy Lake Road in the Rockefeller Parkway opens on June 1; however, deep snow may limit the extent of accessibility.
For current road conditions, call the park’s road information hotline at 307-739-3614.
The Moose, Moran, and Granite Canyon entrance stations are open.
The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center is open daily year-round. Other visitor information centers open on the following dates: Colter Bay, May 7; Jenny Lake Visitor Center, May 13; Jenny Lake Ranger Station, May 21; Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center, May 22, and Flagg Ranch Information Station, June 6. Ranger-led activities begin Monday, June 6.
The opening dates for campgrounds are: Gros Ventre and Signal Mountain, May 6; Jenny Lake, May 13; Colter Bay and its RV and trailer park, May 26; Flagg Ranch, June 1, and Lizard Creek, June 10.
At any of the concession-operated campgrounds within Grand Teton National Park, fees for individual campsites run $20-$35 per night. All campgrounds, except the RV parks, operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Reservations can be made for RV camping at either Colter Bay or Flagg Ranch RV parks; added fees are charged for RV campgrounds with hook-ups. Camping sites, including showers, are available at Flagg Ranch Resort for $35-$64 per night; call either (307) 543-2861 or (800) 443-2311 for reservations. Fees for Colter Bay RV and Trailer Park run $55 per night; call (307) 543-3100 or (800) 628-9988 for reservations.
Visit the Grand Tetons website for further information.