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.
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 camping in the National Park is so competitive so we took to the forest on Buffalo Valley Road. Camping in any national forest is allowed. There are a couple of pull offs right off the road - some of which face the Tetons. we camped over a valley with a river and had incredible views. Primitive, no bathrooms of course. We did have a fire ring
I stayed in the Bridger Teton National Forest off Buffalo Valley Road to be close to the Moran entrance of Grand Teton National Park. There was a large pullout that had a couple of 'sites' below. The view of the Grand Tetons from this spot is gorgeous. It overlooks the valley and the Buffalo Fork River. It's a quite road and peaceful. I had elk around most nights and could hear the sandhill cranes calling down below. This, like most national forest sites, is primitive. There is no fire rings up top and no restrooms. However, it is free!
43.763874, -110.556709 Awesome hidden campground. If you have 4WD, I recommend heading as far up on the road as you can go. We found an open spot with a beautiful view of the Tetons with little people around. Beware of bear country!
This was my first time in Wyoming and I had no idea what kind of beauty was in store for me. Hiked String Lake, to Jenny Lake, all the way to Hidden Falls. I will never go to hidden falls again, way too many people there. The other areas were amazing and not too busy! Also hiked Hermitage Point loop, we totaled 11 miles but we went all the long ways and extra overlooks on the way. Saw a golden eagle over Jackson Lake! Lastly we got to see a black bear when we were just driving thru on our last day! We had to stop to let him cross the road! Weather was cloudy most of the trip, but still beautiful.
Alright. I was planning on staying in Grand Teton National Park, but since it was the Thursday before the 2017 Solar Eclipse the Park was full. And I am glad it was. I decided to just drive down a Forest Service Road and ended up on FS 30165 in a valley with wonderful views of the Tetons. There was even a creek a short walk away where I could filter water. The site I picked out was around 8 miles (20 min) from the main paved road into the park and around 50 min from the Visitor Center. Since it is in bear country you need to make sure you have a bear proof cooler or store everything in your car. While I was there the NFS had placed a fire ban due to the sheer number of campers in the area for the eclipse, I believe that fires are allowed otherwise.
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