Grand Teton National Park


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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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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Grizzly enthusiasts worried that bears that call Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks home for part of the year would be vulnerable when they moved beyond park borders.
extinction of pronghorn in Grand Teton National Park. (7) Thud, portions
Neil at Jackson Hole's iconic arch made of elk antlers' Yellowstone Park's Old Faithful lets rip' Go whitewater rafting down Snake River' Hitch a ride on a stagecoach in Jackson' The magnificent Teton mountains and Snake River are highlights of Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park' Fun stop sign at Spring Creek
Those seeking solitude might prefer Grand Teton National Park ) Yellowstone's less famous neighbour.
He crashed at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
The Associated Press (AP) recently reported that the National Park Service (NPS) issued a new proposal late last week that would allow more than 700 guided snowmobiles complying with "best available technology" standards into Yellowstone National Park every day of the next three winters, as well as permit the use of 140 snowmobiles per day during that period in Grand Teton National Park and on the John D.
On the wedding day, a ladies' brunch was held at Signal Mountain Lodge in the Grand Teton National Park. The men enjoyed breakfast at a local restaurant in Jackson Hole.
Strips of land cradling waterways, or riparian zones, that are outside the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park have more-diverse bird populations, says peter B.
EST; Grand Canyon National Park established 1919; Grand Teton National Park established 1929.
Grand Teton National Park options include hiking, camping, horseback riding, packhorse trips, guest ranch stays, mountain climbing, canoeing and fly fishing on the Snake River during summer.
"I thought he was kind of loony to be considering it, to be frank, until I saw the suit in action," recalls Steve Cain, the senior wildlife biologist for Grand Teton National Park. "It became clear that the thing might actually have some utility, that it would probably let him approach moose closer than he would be able to on foot."
Teton county, home of Grand Teton National Park and about one hour south of Yellowstone National Park, houses 13,000 residents, and during the summer-tourist season, 30,000.

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