Road closures begin on December 1 for all wheeled vehicles. Tracked vehicles over 1000 pounds are also not allowed. Roadways effected include: Greys River Road (10138), Willow Creek (10080), Grover Park (10081), Swift Creek (10211), and Smiths Fork (10138). Spring Creek (Harmon Right-of-Way, 10423) closes on December 30, until May 15th.
Snow is accumulating, but areas where wheeled vehicles are still allowed that may be suitable for Christmas tree harvesting include: Strawberry Crk (10083), Dry Crk (10079), Cottonwood (10208). Chains are highly recommended.
Winter travel closures are depicted on the state snowmobile map for Southwest Wyoming. These include:
No human presence—wildlife winter range: Alpine and Forest Park elk management areas
No snowmobiling—wildlife winter range: Moose Creek-Deadman area; Star Valley Front between Grover and Swift Creek
No snowmobiling—non-motorized recreation/Nordic ski area: Salt Pass
Avalanche Conditionson the Bridger-Teton Nationsl Forest are updated daily from November through April.
Annually, the Bridger-Teton provides fall color information that visitors can see throughout the area. Colors change annually on the Bridger-Teton from the first of September through the first of November.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds visitors that fireworks are not permitted anywhere on the Forest by a Special Order signed by the Regional Forester.
There are several regulations that visitors are required to follow while visiting the Bridger-Teton National Forest. These are typically noted by a Special Order or a specific closure. Examples of these include the Bear Food Storage Order or our Winter Closures for wildlife. Visit the Special Orders and temporary closures list to ensure you are complying with regulations.
No Fire Restrictions are currently in place.
ANIMAL TRAPPING INFORMATION
Trapping "furbearing animals" and "non-furbearing animals" regulations are strictly enforced year-long in Forest Lands.
CAMPGROUNDS and RENTAL CABINS
The opening of the campgrounds and rental cabins across the Bridger-Teton can be delayed due to weather conditions. Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather, visitors may encounter delayed openings or early closings at the beginning or end of the season. You can check with the Forest if you are making early season or late fall travel plans for the latest information. 307-739-5500. Cabin rentals can only be done through the www.recreation.gov portal.
Note: There are no reservations taken for any of our campgrounds, they are all on a "first come, first served" basis.