Grand Teton National Park


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Grand Teton National Park

(tētŏn`, tē`tŏn), 309,993 acres (125,503 hectares), NW Wyo.; est. 1929. The park, which includes Jackson Lake and part of Jackson Hole, embraces the most scenic portion of the glaciated, snow-covered Teton Range; Grand Teton (13,766 ft/4,196 m) is the highest peak. The Snake River flows through the park, which is dotted with small lakes and has several glaciers, forests, and a great variety of wildlife. Hiking, floating down the Snake on rafts, camping, and mountain climbing are popular activities in the park. Fur trapping thrived until the 1840s. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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Grand Teton National Park

Address:Teton Park Rd
PO Drawer 170
Moose, WY 83012

Phone:307-739-3300
Fax:307-739-3438
Web: www.nps.gov/grte/
Size: 309,995 acres.
Established: Established on February 26, 1929.
Location:In northwestern Wyoming, just north of Jackson and south of Yellowstone National Park. Accesible via US 26/287 from the east, US 26/89 or 191 from the south, and US 89 or 191/287 from the north.
Facilities:Campgrounds (é), picnic area, rest rooms (é), cabin rental, lodging, groceries, restaurant/snacks, boat rental, boat ramp, visitor centers (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, swimming, boating, fishing, wildlife viewing, auto touring, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, guided tours, educational programs.
Special Features:The most impressive part of the Teton Range, this series of blue-gray peaks rising more than a mile above the sagebrush flats and pristine lakes was once a noted landmark for Indians and "mountain men." The park includes part of Jackson Hole, winter feeding ground of the largest American elk herd.

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The gateway to Grand Teton National Park, the town of Jackson may be trendy (Harrison Ford is only one of the celebs who have bought ranches nearby), it may be slick (Jack Dennis's venerable fly-fishing shop has more art and clothing on its racks than fly rods), and summertime traffic around the town square admittedly slows to a crawl, but Jackson still has an Old West feel and a variety of good lodging and dining that makes it a comfy base for exploring the Tetons.
About Grand Teton National Park Foundation Grand Teton National Park Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to fund projects that protect and enhance Grand Teton National Park's treasured resources.
11-acre property is bordered on three sides by the Grand Teton National Park and on the backside by the national forest, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts, sportsmen and nature lovers.
James has served as a board member for the Grand Teton Natural History Association, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the Rotary Club and the Grand Teton Music Festival.
On my recent trip, homed several volunteers in Bridger-Teton National Forest just south of Grand Teton National Park.
Salgado's interest in science and biology led him to an internship at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming during the summer of 2012.
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today joined Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott and Grand Teton National Park Foundation President Leslie Mattson to publicly launch the Inspiring Journeys Campaign a $16 million dollar public-private partnership to renovate the Jenny Lake area in advance of the National Park Service's Centennial in 2016.
Adding to the fun are the Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park and the National Elk Refuge.
8 CLASSIC WESTERN Experience the Tetons' movie-worthy winter grandeur at Triangle X Ranch; the 87-year-old guest ranch lies within Grand Teton National Park and is the only park lodging open in winter.
Whether you're in the wilderness of Grand Teton National Park or beneath a shade tree in a supermarket parking lot, take a moment to notice the abundance around you.
Concierge Auctions, a US-based company that sells real estate, has announced the auction of the Bighorn Lodge, in Grand Teton National Park, US, on December 10, 2011.
Each year in Wyoming a herd of pronghorn makes the longest land-mammal migration in the continental United States, moving between calving grounds in Grand Teton National Park and wintering areas north of Yellowstone National Park.