Welcome to the Bridger-Teton National Forest


Coyote on the Forest during the winter.



Located in Western Wyoming, the Bridger-Teton offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for your outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 3,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams, the Bridger-Teton offers something for everyone. We encourage you to visit this beautiful landscape and experience this unique piece of American Heritage.

Follow the links on the left to learn more about the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the opportunities that await you!


Bear Safety and Food Storage Order

Picture of a Grizzly Bear taken on the Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is committed to providing readily available information to Forest visitors about Food Storage regulations the safety of humans and bears alike. This will help minimize negative interactions between people and bears when recreating in bear country. We encourage you to take the pledge to educate yourself for your safety and those of the bears! 

Intermountain Region BHS/Domestic Sheep-Risk Assessment for Region 4

Big Horn Sheep

Because population viability analyses for Intermountain Region forests under the 2012 planning rule may not be completed for several years, an Intermountain Region Bighorn Sheep/Domestic Sheep Framework was developed to assist the Region’s forests in assessing risks to bighorn sheep populations (Ovis canadensis, BHS).

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Greater Sage Grouse

The  Intermountain Region of the ForestsService incorporated standards and guidelines for  greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015. 

Play Clean Go Invasive Species Partnership with the Forest Service

Play Clean Go Logo-Stop Invasive Species

Play Clean Go promotes awareness, understanding, and cooperation by providing a clear call to action to be informed for stopping the spread of terrestrial invasive species.

View of North Cottonwood with yellow aspen in foreground, McDougal Gap in distance.

Middle Piney Lake Closed for Reconstruction July 9, 2018 - July, 2020

Key Contacts

In case of emergency, dial 911

To report incidents on the Bridger-Teton National Forest, call Teton Interagency Dispatch Center at 307-739-3301

Get updates from your local public safety agencies by signing up for Nixle Alerts by texting your zip code to 888777 for mobile alerts.

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Link to Bridger-Teton NF Visitor Guide

BTNF Visitor Guide Link opens in a Pdf Document

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