Recreation

Scenic Views of the Bridger-Teton National Forest

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.

Big Piney RD

Buffalo RD

Greys River RD

Jackson RD

Kemmerer RD

Pinedale RD

Other areas of specific interest on the Forest include Wilderness Areas, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Scenic Byways and Dispersed Camping.

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.

Recreation Map

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Angles Campground Open to Visitor *** Campground gates will be left open for fall campers.  There will be no water, trash, or host services.  NO FEE for campsites without services!
Atherton Creek Campground Closed to Visitor As of September 30th, 2013 Campground has been closed for the season.
Box Creek Campground Open to Visitor *** Campgrounds gates will be left open for fall campers.  There will be no water, trash, or host services.  NO FEE for campsites without services!
Crystal Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Officially closed on September 10th, 2013 for the off season. ***Campgrounds gates will be left open for fall campers. There will be no water, trash, or host services. NO FEE for campsites without services!
Curtis Canyon Campground Closed to Visitor As of September 10th, 2013, Curtis Campground will be closed for the off-season. 
Dispersed Camping Areas (Not Developed Campground)    For the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts, dispersed camping stay limits will be back to 16 days starting on Labor Day. 
East Table Campground Closed to Visitor As of September 30th, 2013. Campground has been closed for the season.
Granite Creek Campground Closed to Visitor As of September 30th, 2013. Campground has been closed for the season.
Granite Hotsprings Pool Open to Visitor
Gros Ventre Corridor Open to Visitor
Gros Ventre Slide Geologic Area Open to Visitor
Gros Ventre Wilderness Open to Visitor
Hatchet Campground Open to Visitor *** Campgrounds gates will be left open for fall campers.  There will be no water, trash, or host services.  NO FEE for campsites without services
Kozy Campground Closed to Visitor Officially closed on September 10th, 2013 for the off season.
Little Cottonwood Group Campground Closed to Visitor Officially closed on September 10th, 2013 for the off season.
Pacific Creek Campground Open to Visitor *** Campgrounds gates will be left open for fall campers.  There will be no water, trash, or host services.  NO FEE for campsites without services!
Sheffield Campground Open to Visitor *** Campgrounds gates will be left open for fall campers.  There will be no water, trash, or host services.  NO FEE for campsites without services!
Turpin Meadow Campground Open to Visitor *** Campgrounds gates will be left open for fall campers.  There will be no water, trash, or host services.  NO FEE for campsites without services!
Wolf Creek Campground Closed to Visitor As of September 30th, 2013. Campground has been closed for the season.