The Bridger-Teton National Forest is located in western Wyoming.
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Welcome to the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Picture of the Gros Ventre Area Fall 2015

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.

Follow the links on the left to learn more about the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the opportunities that await you!

Christmas Tree Christmas Tree Permits

You must have a valid permit in your possession at all times when cutting Christmas Trees on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Cutting or removal of forest products is prohibited in campgrounds, summer home sites, administrative sites (guard stations), ski areas, Cache Creek Canyon near Jackson, the Snake River Canyon, designated Wilderness or Wilderness Study Areas, and elk feed grounds. Exceptions to any closed areas must be written on the permit and signed by a Forest Officer.Stumps must be cut to 8 inches or less.

Forest Service videos with fun and informational ideas to maximize your tree hunting experience: 

Chirstmas Tree Guidelines Video

"Oh Christmas Tree"- Tips for a Successful Tree Hunting Video

"Our Christmas Tree Permit Tradition" Video

Every 4th grader with a valid Every Kid in the Park Pass is eligible for a free Christmas tree permit at any Forest Service Offices. Flyer

Cada estudiante de cuarto grado que tenga un boleto válido de la iniciativa Every Kid in the Park puede obtener un permiso gratis para cortar un árbol de navidad en cualquier oficina forestal. Anuncio

Recent News


Middle Greys Motorized Trail Project

Logo for the Bridger-Teton Trail Project

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is discussing potential changes to the motor vehicle use map the Middle Greys River area. The Overall goal of the project is to develop a proposal for changes needed to the current motor vehicle map to better manage motorized use within a “demonstration” area (Middle Greys). Focusing on this area is the first step to make real change happen on the ground as soon as possible. 

Alpine Information Center

The Alpine visitor center is located off of HWY 89 in Alpine, Wy. Situated at the confluence of the Greys and Snake Rivers. It offers brochures and information about the greater Yellowstone area. Recreationists can find many field guides, books and postcards about the area and other fun games for the car ride that help make the experience on the Bridger-Teton National Forest truly meaningful.

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Play Clean Go Invasive Species Partnership with the Forest Service

Play Clean Go Logo-Stop Invasive Species

Play Clean Go promotes awareness, understanding, and cooperation by providing a clear call to action to be informed for stopping the spread of terrestrial invasive species.

Trail Crew Builds Bridges Without the Use of Mechanized Tools

Photo of an area along the Big Cow Creek Trail.

The Jackson Ranger District Trail Crew recently completed building two new bridges on the Big Cow Creek Trail in the Gros Ventre Wilderness area.  No mechanized tools were used.


Goosewing Guard Station in the Upper Gros Ventre Corridor

Volunteers are providing informational services are Goosewing  Guard Station in the Gros Ventre Corridor this Summer/Fall.

New National Register Nomination: Green River Drift

The Green River Drift is 57 mile long cattle trail that has been used continuously for over 100 years

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Fire Danger Level: Low

Key Contacts

In case of emergency, dial 911

To report incidents on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, call Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307-739-3301

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