Whether you are a new visitor to the Bridger-Teton National Forest or a local devotee already, this Recreation section of our website offers detailed information on the many recreation opportunities this Forest has to offer. With 3.4 million acres of land and water to recreate in the possibilities are endless and exploring the Forest will last a lifetime.
When it comes to recreation, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is known for the four W’s - Wildlife, Winter opportunities, Wilderness, and Wild and Scenic Rivers. Wildlife abounds here as the Forest acts as the southern sentinel to Yellowstone National Park. Grizzly bears, wolves, elk and bald eagles are just a few of the famous creatures that grace these lands. Lesser known are the variety of birds, the weasels and badgers, as well as the pure fisheries our waters maintain. Winter sees the Forest come alive in a whole new light, providing options for backcountry, alpine, and cross-country skiing as well as world-class snowmobiling. The Forest hosts three congressionally designated Wilderness areas, the Bridger, Gros Ventre and Teton Wilderness Areas. Over 300 miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers on the Forest include the Snake River, the Hoback, Gros Ventre, Buffalo Fork Rivers, and many miles of their tributaries..
We invite you to explore, relax, and to soak in the beauty and awe that make the Bridger-Teton National Forest the amazing and unique place we love.
The easiest way to search for Recreation Activities on the Bridger-Teton National Forest is to select the Ranger District you wish to visit from the list below. Each Ranger District's recreation page has more detailed information about the various recreation areas and activities within their District. For a map of the Forest click here.
Other areas of specific interest on the Forest include:
"Recreational Drone Tips"- Know where to Fly, Follow FAA Guidelines, Protect Wildlife and the Environment, Fly Safely (Stay in Control). Also check the Federal Aviation Asministration (FAA) website: www.faa.gov/uas/ to make sure you are in compliance. It is your responsibility to know the regulations before visiting National Lands.
Know before you go! Make sure to read up on any regulations, special orders, or closures that might apply to the area or activity you are planning on visiting or pursuing. (Check the "Alerts and Notices" and "Passes and Permits" sections of our website.) This includes requirements such as Bear Food Storage in the north zone of the Forest, winter wildlife closures, and permits that may be required. Educating yourself ahead of time can make for a much more pleasant visit and will help us to conserve and protect the wildlife and natural features of your Bridger-Teton National Forest.