The Jackson Ranger District offers an incredible abundance of recreation areas and activities to choose from for all visitors. From internationally recognized skiing to world-famous fishing to wildlife watching, the variety is endless. The District contains the Gros Ventre Wilderness, hundreds of miles of Wild and Scenic Rivers including the famous Snake River, and many more areas that are all amazing. Because of the large variety and expanse of options, we have tried to make it easier for you to find and choose a place to recreate by breaking the Jackson Ranger District down into ten different areas, each providing more detailed information about specific trailheads, river access, camping and more. Click on any of these ten general areas listed below and then search through the activities listed on the Area's webpage to learn more. For a map of these ten recreation areas on the Jackson Ranger District click here.
Winter Forest Recreation Map & Winter Closed Areas
Gros Ventre Area
Gros Ventre Wilderness
Cache Creek and Greater Snow King Area
Fall Creek/Munger Mountain Area
Teton Pass Area
Shadow Mountain/Ditch Creek Area
Hoback River Area (includes Granite Creek)
Snake River Canyon
Snake River Range (includes Palisades Wilderness Study Area)
Willow Creek Area
Jackson Ranger District
25 Rosencrans Lane
P.O. Box 1689
Jackson, WY 83001
District Ranger: Dale Deiter
At a Glance
||Office hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding all Federal holidays and occasional early release before a holiday.
Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
||Please note that there are no reservations for campgrounds or dispersed camping. All campgrounds are on a “First Come, First Served” basis.
Multiple Use and Recreating on the Jackson Ranger District
Due to the outdoor nature of Jackson Hole and the proximity to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the Jackson Ranger District hosts a large number of visitors year-round who each recreate in many different ways, from dog walking to snowmobiling to mountain biking. With these large numbers of visitors and many various recreation uses, conflicts are bound to arise. Please take the time to browse the fliers listed below which offer ways you can help prevent and reduce conflict while recreating on the Jackson Ranger District. Public lands are an incredible treasure and the privilege of use carries much responsibility to ensure that these great recreation areas and opportunities are available for everyone far into the future.
Winter Forest Recreation Map
Practice Respect and Responsibility
Attention Dog Owners - Summer!
Attention Dog Owners - Winter!
General Summer Recreation Information
General Winter Recreation Information
Keep the Peace
Winter Wildlife Encounters