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DRY FALL CONDITIONS PREVAIL & WINTER CLOSURE INFO - DECEMBER 12, 2017

Since the last update nearly two months ago, a little bit of snow came, but then the snow went!  The valley floor in the southern half of the park remains, essentially, snow-free due to some unseasonably warm temperatures in November and extremely dry conditions in December.  In the mountains above 9,000' snow depths range from 3-5 feet but the ground remains mostly bare below 7,000.'  Temperatures are now seasonable and we are anxious to get some more snow to go with them!

As a reminder, winter wildlife closures went into effect on December 1st to protect critical winter wildlife habitat - see map.

All visitor centers and campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park are closed for the winter.  Camping permits are required year-round for all overnight trips into the backcountry.  Backcountry camping permits can be obtained Monday-Friday during business hours (8:30-12:00 pm & 1:00-4:30 pm) at the front desk in the Park Headquarters Building.  To obtain a permit on weekends please contact Park Dispatch at (307) 739-3301.