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 RDBuffalo RDGreys River RDJackson RDKemmerer RDPinedale RDOther 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.





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Auto Touring Biking Boating Camping Fishing Hiking Horseback Riding Hunting Off Highway Vehicle Picnicking Winter Sports Wildlife Viewing Fire Lookouts/cabins Overnight Swimming Horse Camping


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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
The pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.
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