Special Orders Enacted on the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Special orders are put into effect to address particular management problems. Special Orders may be enacted on several levels including Nationally (e.g. from the Washington office effecting all National Forests), Multi-Regional (e.g. GYCC orders), Regional (e.g. Region 4), Forest (e.g. Bridger-Teton N.F.), and District levels (e.g. Kemmerer, Jackson, etc.). Special orders are signed by Regional Foresters and/or Forest Supervisors and vary in duration. Special orders are posted at Forest Service Ranger District offices and Forest Supervisors offices in the office nearest to the area effected, or they may be posted at the Ranger Station and the actual site.


Some of the reasons for implementation of special orders is to protect public safety, prevent resource damage, preserve a particular areas setting (such as non motorized), protect wildlife populations and many other reasons. Special orders may prohibit a specific activity or impose permit requirements. Some examples of permits that may be required are hiking, camping or burning permits.

RECREATIONAL DRONE TIPS : The following tips are for responsible hobby or recreational use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or “Drones” on National Forest System Lands.(pdf)

  • Ensure that you comply with all FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) regulations and guidance for flying your UAS. The FAA has authority over all airspace. Information on FAA regulations is available at  www.faa.gov/uas/

Multi and Regional Special Orders 

Order Name  Number  District/Area Map
General Forest Restrictions GYCC-6          Forest-Wide No
Wilderness Restrictions GYCC-7 Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wildernesses No
Camping Fees 04-00-014 Forest-Wide No
Wilderness use- Salting for Wildlife 04-00-021 Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wildernesses No
Wilderness use- Wagons and carts 04-00-055 Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wildernesses No
Weed Free Hay 04-00-097 Forest-Wide No
Bear Food Storage (scroll down for the new order) 04-00-104                 Forest-Wide Included in Order 
Fireworks and Spark Arrestors 04-00-12-02          Forest-Wide No
Explosives and Exploding Targets R4-2014-01 Regional -Intermountain Region No

Bridger-Teton N.F. Special Orders

Order Name Number District/Area Map
Winter Closure (Spanish) 04-03-300                   Jackson / Blackrock Yes  
Aircraft  04-03-301 Forest-Wide No  
Cannabis/Controlled Substances/Alcohol/Motor Vehicle Laws  (Spanish) 04-03-302 Forest-Wide  No  
Hams Fork Winter Wildlife Closure (Spanish) 04-03-303 Kemmerer Yes  
Lake Alice (Spanish) 04-03-304 Kemmerer  
Alpine Feedground Winter Wildife Closure (Spanish) 04-03-305 Greys River Yes
Moose Creek Winter Wildife Closure (Spanish) 04-03-306 Greys River Yes
Salt Pass Ski Trails (Spanish) 04-03-307 Greys River  Yes
Star Valley Front Winter Wildife Closure  04-03-308 Greys River  Yes
Antlers (Spanish) 04-03-309 Forest-Wide No
Atlantic Creek  04-03-310 Blackrock Yes
Gros Ventre Wilderness (Spanish) 04-03-311 Jackson/ Big Piney/ Pinedale No
Halfmoon Lake (Spanish) 04-03-312 Pinedale  Yes
Sylvan Bay 04-03-313 Pinedale  Yes
Kendall Dace 04-03-314 Pinedale  Yes
Bridger Wilderness 04-03-315 Pinedale No
Road and Trail Winter Restrictions (Spanish) 04-03-316 Kemmerer/ Big Piney/ Greys River/ Pinedale  No
Jackson Dispersed Camping Stay Limit (Spanish) 04-04-317 Jackson Yes
Cache Creek Camping/ Discharging Firearms 04-03-318 Jackson Yes
Hoback and Snake River 04-03-319 Jackson  
Putt Putt and Game Creek (Spanish) 04-03-320 Jackson  Yes
Snow King and Ski Area 04-03-321 Jackson  Yes
Teton Wilderness Regulations (Spanish) 04-03-322 Blackrock  No
Forest Park Winter Wildlife Closure 04-03-324 Greys River Yes
Campground Stay Limit Developed (Spanish) 04-03-325 Forest-Wide  No
Wyoming Aquatic Invasive Species (Spanish) 04-03-326          Forest-Wide No
Turpin Meadows Camping Restriction  04-03-328 Blackrock Included in Order
Discharging Firearms Swinging Bridge
Jackson Yes
NEW 2016:Food Storage & Sanitation Order for the Bridger-Teton and Shoshone National Forest 04-03-330 Blackrock, Jackson, Pinedale & Nothern portions of the Big Piney and Greys River Ranger Districts Included in Order 
Skyline Drive Closure, Bikes & Pedestrians 04-03-559 Pinedale  Included in Order

NEW 2016: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Spanish Version Here

04-03-561 Forest-Wide No


Temporary Special Orders

Order Name Number District/Area  Map  Recended 
Shadow Mountain Temporary Camping Closure 04-03-521                 Jackson Yes  Yes
Food Storage Order Extension 04-03-520 Jackson Yes  Yes
Fontenelle Fire Closure 04-03-522 Big Piney/ Kemmerer Yes  Yes
Expanded Fontenelle Fire Closure 04-03-523 Big Piney/ Kemmerer Yes  Yes
Partial Fire Restrictions 04-03-524 Forest Wide No  Yes
Bear Cub Fire Closure 04-03-525 Blackrock Yes  Yes
Bear Cub Fire Closure Lifted 04-03-526 Blackrock No  Yes
Fontenelle Fire Closure 04-03-527                       Kemmerer, Big Piney, Greys River Yes  Yes
Horsethief Fire Emergency Closure 04-03-539 Jackson Yes  Yes
North Buffalo Fire Emergency Closure 04-03-540 Blackrock Yes  Yes
North Piney Bridge 04-03-541 Big Piney Yes  Yes
Soft Sided Camping 04-03-544 Blackrock Included in Order Yes
Packer Creek Fire Closure 04-03-545               Pinedale Included in Order  Yes
Green Fire Closure 04-03-546 Pinedale Included in Order  Yes
Green Fire Trail   Closure 04-03-547            Pinedale Included in Order  
Temporary Closure Roads and Trails 04-03-549 Forest-Wide No No
Pole Creek Fire Emergency Closure Order 04-03-550 Kemmerer Included in Order Yes
04-03-329 Forest Wide  Included in Order No
Snow King Resort Special Area Closure  04-03-551 Jackson  Included in Order   
Food Storage Extension  04-03-552  Forest Wide  Included in Order Yes
Temporary Cache Creek Drainage Dog Closure  & Versión en español 04-03-553 Jackson  Included in Order  Yes
Snow King Ski Resort Special Area Closure  04-03-555 Jackson  Included in Order  Yes
Dry Creek Road Temporary Closure  04-03-556 Greys River Included in Order No
Food Storage Temporary Expansion 2015 04-03-557 Blackrock, Jackson, Pinedale Included in Order  No
Cliff Creek Fire Emergency Closure Area 04-03-560 Big Piney, Jackson Included in Order No

Cliff Creek Fire Closure 

Spanish Version Here

04-03-563 Big Piney & Jackson Ranger Districts  Yes Yes
NEW 2016: Cliff Creek Fire Closure UPDATED August 31, 2016 04-03-565 Big Piney & Jackson Ranger Districts  Yes Yes