Welcome to the Bridger-Teton National Forest
Located in Western Wyoming, the Bridger-Teton offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for your outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams, the Bridger-Teton offers something for everyone. We encourage you to visit this beautiful landscape and experience this unique piece of American Heritage.
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Pritchard Boat Ramp will be closing on August 17th, 2015 until further notice.
NEWS RELEASE: August 15, 2015 The Bridger-Teton National Forest Announces Temporary Closure of Prichard Boat ramp for Repair
NOTICE TO SNAKE RIVER BOATERS AND ANGLERS: Pritchard Boat Ramp on the Snake River downstream from Hoback Junction will be closing on August 17 for repairs until further notice. Ongoing problems include: excessive streambank erosion, loss of riparian habitat, visitor safety hazards, trout population impacts, and water quality degradation.
The Pritchard Boat Ramp Erosion Repair Project tasks are to:
Grade entire site and tapper back ramp areas
Install 30’x 100’ concrete boat ramp with the upper section cast-in-place with concrete cut off walls and riprap, and the lower section precast concrete planks and a steel rail system
Construct aggregate parking and gathering area
Install signage to redirect flow and parking movements
Plant willow waddles, cottonwood shoots and native seeds to restore impacted areas
Install buck & rail fencing surrounding existing site footprint and around restoration areas.
Project objectives are to: stop streambank erosion, reestablish riparian habitat, stabilize & stop site recession by creating a hardened boat launching opportunity, continuing to provide world class cutthroat trout fishing opportunities, improving fishery and water quality conditions, and decreasing airborne particulate matter vectors. For more information, please call the River Management Office at 307-739-5417.