Road Conditions for the Jackson Ranger District, Spring 2015
All current as of 05/19/2015 -Changes from last review have the road number underlined.
All roads scheduled to open on May 1st are now open. The remaining closed roads will be scheduled to open on June 1st. Forest Service road openings are designed to protect road surfaces and insure public safety allowing snow and wet surfaces to dry out. This substantially reduces maintenance costs and limits early season damage to many roads as we prepare for the summer season.
Shadow Mountain Road -#30340:
Snow still covers the road surface above both north and south gates and will remain closed until the road naturally melts out and the surface has dried. The south part of the road loop will be monitored and opened further as conditions allow.
Ditch Creek Road-#30350:
The road is dry to the boundary where GTNP and BTNF lands meet (aprox. 1 mile east of the Teton Science School). There is a signed road barrier beginning at 1.07 miles as the upper section of road remains seasonally closed until June 1st
Gros Ventre Road-#30400:
The gravel road is now open beyond the Atherton Creek Seasonal Gate to the location of the upper gate (an approximate distance of 10 miles terminating at in the vicinity of the Slate Creek Area. The upper gate is scheduled to open on June 1st. CAUTION: early season hazards are common along the gravel portion of the Gros Ventre Road including, dangerously slick road surfaces when very wet, ruts, potholes, running water and falling rocks. Slow driving is always advised.
Flat Creek Road-#30442:
The entire road is now open and clear of snow for the summer season. CAUTION: early season hazards are common along the upper section of the Flat Creek Road including, dangerously slick road surfaces when very wet, ruts, potholes and running water. Slow driving is always advised.**Anyone using the Refuge Road this spring or summer should expect reduced speeds and delays in some sections of the roadway as construction work continues**For more information about this project vist the National Elk Refuge News Release page
The road to the Goodwin Lake Trailhead is now dry and open to the trailhead parking area. The Sheep Creek Road (#30445) is open approximately three miles beyond the junction with the Goodwin lake Trail (#30440) and to the upper seasonal gate which will open on June 1 if the entire road is dry by then. CAUTION: there is some remaining small snow patches just below the closed gate on the sheep Creek Road and careful driving is suggested in this area. Always be prepared for early season changing conditions especially when roads become saturated by rain and or snow. Weekly monitoring will continue and any changes to the road conditions will be updated. **Traffic has been confined to one lane of travel only in some sections of the road, with both flaggers and caution signs in place to alert travelers of the activity** for more information about this road work vist the National Elk Refuge News Release page
Mosquito Creek Road-#30980:
The first .68 miles of the road is dry and safe to drive as far as the Lower Mosquito Creek Road Gate, scheduled to open on June 1st
North Fork Fall Creek Road-#30995:
The road is open for the first 1.7 miles. The upper section is blocked by a temporary road barrier and will be scheduled to open on June 1st. CAUTION: always be prepared for early season changing conditions especially when roads become saturated by rain and or snow.
Fall Creek Road-#31000:
The road is now open for the summer season on both, the north and south ends. The road has been recently graded and is in good condition. CAUTION: always be prepared for early season changing conditions especially when roads become saturated by rain.
Game Creek Road-#30455:
Dog Creek Road-#31030:
The road is wet and may be snow covered intermittently. Early season travel is not advised until after May 1st or when the road is snow-free and dried out.
Cache Creek Road-#30450:
The road is open to the Cache Creek Trailhead area. CAUTION: It is advised to drive this busy multi-use road at a slow speed, watch for dog walkers, runners and bike riding along the road.
Bull Creek Road-#30497:
The road is now open for the summer season. CAUTION:always be prepared for early season changing conditions especially when roads become saturated by rain.
Little Granite Creek Road-#30505:
The road is now open for the summer season. CAUTION: always be prepared for early season changing conditions especially when roads become saturated by rain.
Granite Creek Road-#30500:
The road is now open for the summer season to the locked gate located just prior to the Hot Springs Pool. CAUTION:always be prepared for early season changing conditions especially when roads become saturated by rain or snow. The Granite Hot Springs Pool is open to the public for the summer season.
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TEMPORARY & LONG-TERM CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS
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.
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.
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
Note: There are no reservations taken for any of our campgrounds, they are all on a "first come, first served" basis.
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.
ONGOING FIRES AND EMERGENCIES
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