Alerts & Notices

Alerts and Notifications

Current Conditions:

FIRE RESTRICTIONS:

No fire restrictions are currently in effect, 10/13/2020.

TRAILS BLOCKED

A massive wind event occurred on the Bridger-Teton National Forest on Monday, September 7, 2020. Wind gusts were 60 mph+ throughout the Wind River Range, on the Pinedale Ranger District causing trees to cover roadways and trails. All Forest roads on the Pinedale Ranger District have been cleared and you can drive to trailheads on the Pinedale District. There are hundreds of trees across the trails.

 

Trail Condition Update 9/25/2020

 

Big Sandy Lake Trail Blowdown photos 9/21/2020

 

FIREWORKS:

The Bridger-Teton National Forest reminds visitors that fireworks are not permitted anywhere on the Forest by a Special Order signed by the Regional Forester.  **Fireworks and exploding targets are not allowed on any Public Lands**

EXPLOSIVES & EXPLODING TARGETS:

The use of explosives, including exploding targets, is prohibited on any National Forest in the Intermountain Region, including the Bridger-Teton National Forest, by Special Order #R4-2020-01.

CAMPGROUNDS and RENTAL CABINS:

The opening of the campgrounds and rental cabins across the Bridger-Teton can be delayed due to weather conditions. Due to the unpredictable nature of the weather, visitors may encounter delayed openings or early closings at the beginning or end of the season. You can check with the Forest if you are making early season or late fall travel plans for the latest information. Cabin rentals, and some campgrounds, can only be done through the www.recreation.gov portal. 

FALL COLORS:

Annually, the Bridger-Teton provides fall color information that visitors can see throughout the area. Colors change annually on the Bridger-Teton from the first of September through the first of November.

 

TEMPORARY & LONG-TERM CLOSURES & RESTRICTIONS:

Middle Piney Lake and Campground are closed July 9, 2018 - September 2021 for reconstruction of the Middle Piney Lake dam.

BRIDGER-TETON NATIONAL FOREST SPECIAL ORDERS:

There are several regulations that visitors are required to follow while visiting the Bridger-Teton National Forest. These are typically noted by a Special Order or a specific closure. Examples of these include the Bear Food Storage Order or our Winter Closures for wildlife.  Visit the Special Orders and temporary closures list to  ensure you are complying with regulations. #KnowBeforeYouGo

ANIMAL TRAPPING INFORMATION: 

Trapping "furbearing animals" and "non-furb-earing animals" regulations are strictly enforced year-long in Forest Lands.

 

WINTER CLOSURE AREA MAPS can be found in the "Maps and Publications" page

 

WEATHER/AVALANCHE CONDITIONS:



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