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

Blackrock RD

Greys River RD

Jackson RD

Kemmerer RD

Pinedale RD

Other areas of specific interest on the Forest include Wilderness AreasWild and Scenic RiversScenic Byways and Dispersed Camping and Recreation Sites with facilities Accessible to the Disabled.

 

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

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

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Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Atherton Creek Campground Open to Visitor Opened as of May 15, 2015.
Crystal Creek Campground   
Curtis Canyon Campground Open to Visitor Opened as of May 15, 2015.
East Table Campground Open to Visitor Opened as of May 15, 2015.
Fremont Lake Campground Closed to Visitor The Fremont Lake Campground is a very popular campground, particularly for the local community.  This campground has undergone significant upgrades designed to serve a variety of campers, including larger groups and those with disabilities.  The Forest Service appreciates the public’s patience during the construction process and is planning a grand opening after construction is completed. 
Granite Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Granite Hotsprings Pool Open to Visitor Opened as of May 15, 2015.
Kozy Campground Open to Visitor Opened as of May 15, 2015.
Little Cottonwood Group Campground Open to Visitor
Narrows Campground    No drinking water available at this time.
Pacific Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Sheffield Campground   
Trails End Campground    No drinking water available at this time.
Wolf Creek Campground Open to Visitor