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of sign - Grand Teton National Park - Teton Park Road near Moose
taken May 2008
national park is a special place, created to protect resources while
providing for visitor use and enjoyment. However, as more
the backcountry, increasing impacts can harm fragile plant and animal
communities. You can help prevent damage
by human use by observing the following regulations:
backcountry camping permit is required for all overnight use. Permits
are available year-round at the Moose Visitor Center and
the summer at Jenny Lake and Coulter Bay ranger stations.
are prohibited except at certain sites, and only in accordance with
backcountry permit instructions.
on established trails - shortcutting switchbacks damages plants and causes
out all refuse.
and pack animals must stay on authorized trails and cannot graze in the park.
is not required for technical climbs or mountaineering unless you are
staying overnight in the backcountry. It is
responsibility to let someone know where you have gone and when you expect to
return. Go the Jenny Lake Ranger
for information on routes and current conditions.
use of motorized drills for bolt placement is prohibited. Only by
following low impact climbing ethics can we protect our
natural features for future generations. Renew your commitment to
leaving no trace.
and all other pets are not permitted on trails or away from roads and parking
areas to avoid wildlife disturbance. Where
pets must be leashed.
Firearms and Hunting
other weapons, and fireworks are prohibited in the park.
and Other Resources
Wyoming fishing license is required.
Do not feed or disturb wildlife. You are disturbing an animal if you
cause it to interrupt its natural activities or move away from you.
wildflowers or collecting any natural or historic object is prohibited.
Leave them for others to enjoy.
of any kind, including bicycles, are not permitted on trails or off
a Safe Backcountry Visit
weather can change rapidly from clear blue skies to rain or snow with high
winds and lightning. Hypothermia (cold
can be avoided by carrying extra clothing. Know when to turn back.
slopes are hazardous. "Fun" slides have become
deadly rides into unseen crevasses and over cliffs and rocks.
snow slopes only if you have and ice axe and know how to use it.
climbing is a technical sport which requires training, skill,
conditioning and proper equipment. Scrambling up steep
and loose rock can quickly lead to tragedy. Know your limits
and watching your footing and handholds.
Teton National Park is the home of black and grizzly bears.
Most backcountry confrontations occur when bears are
by hikers. Hike in daylight hours, and in groups if
possible. Make noise while hiking especially in areas where
- like rushing streams - may block the normal sounds of your
approach. When camping, comply with all food storage
that all the animals you will see are wild. Do not approach
too closely. Give them extra room during
water contains Giardia or Campylobacter - organisms that cause
intestinal diseases. Carry water from public supplies
Boil or treat any surface water used for drinking.
vehicles sometimes attract thieves and vandals. To prevent theft from
or damage to your vehicle:
Secure valuables such as cameras, compact discs, purses, etc.
Leave glove compartment and other storage areas open and empty
Lock your car
Do not leave notes or permits in view that announce your intentions
rangers need your help. Use your eyes and ears while you visit Grand
Teton National Park. Please report any crime,
fire, safety hazard to any park employee as soon as possible.
Case of Emergency
telephone: Moose Visitor Center, 2.5 miles south on Teton Park Road.
Park Service - 739-2300
Co. Sheriff - 911 or 733-2331
Lake was created by the glacier that flowed out of Avalanche Canyon 15,000
years ago. It is named for a member
the 1872 Hayden Survey Expedition
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addition to the text the sign features a picture of the lake and a map of the
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