BRIDGER NATIONAL FOREST
Located in Western Wyoming, the Bridger-Teton offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for your outdoor recreation enjoyment. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the Bridger-Teton National Forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem - the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States. Offering nearly 1.2 million acres of designated Wilderness, over 30,000 miles of road and trail and thousands of miles of unspoiled rivers and streams, the Bridger-Teton offers something for everyone. We encourage you to visit this beautiful landscape and experience this unique piece of American Heritage.
The Bridger-Teton national Forest supports six species of amphibians, six species of reptiles, 74 species of mammals, 355 species of birds, and 25 species of fish. Wild animals survive because they have learned where and how to find food, where to rest and sleep in safety, and where to raise their families. Getting too close to wildlife can be dangerous. Observe animals from a distance without disturbing them.
A fed animal is a dead animal. Wild animals should never be fed human food; it is bad for their health. Animals dependent upon handouts can lose their ability to find their own natural food and often die when winter comes and no one feeds them.
Camping on the Bridger-Teton National Forest is a great way to spend time with friends and family, while relaxing in some our nations most beautiful country. Offering both developed and dispersed (primitive) camping areas, the Bridger-Teton National Forest offers a diversity of camping experiences. Catering to the most rugged backcountry enthusiast and the typical developed campground user, facilities on the Bridger-Teton are widely varied. However, very few facilities are capable of accommodating large recreational vehicles. Nearly all Bridger-Teton campgrounds are first-come, first-served with a few group sites available for reservations. Most developed facilities are fee based and open from June - September. Average fees are $12.00 per site for a single-family unit (4 persons) and $50.00 for group units (25 persons). For more detailed information on campsites in a given area, please check our Campground Listing or click on your desired destination on the map below.
ATTENTION: All campers are required to keep a clean camp. As areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest are occupied by both black bears and grizzly bears, all forest users are encouraged to properly store their food in a way that is inaccessible to bears. Food Storage Requirements are in effect on some portions of the Forest. However, voluntary food storage can also prevent unnecessary confrontations between humans and bears, making it safer not only for you but for all others who camp in the area, and of course, healthier for the bears as well.
Rafting, Kayaking, and Canoeing:
Many of the lakes and rivers within the Bridger-Teton National Forest are navigable. Many stretches are known for the wild and scenic qualities, their world-class fishing or their intense whitewater excitement. Launch facilities are located on many of the more popular stretches of water, with some lakes offering facilities for larger, motorized craft. Regardless of your boating interest however, the Bridger-Teton National Forest has something for you. If considering a boating trip to the Bridger-Teton National Forest, make sure you have all the proper boating safety equipment; necessary permits and appropriate skill level for the type of water you are navigating. For specific boating opportunities within the Forest, please click on a desired location of the Map.
ATTENTION: All campers are required to keep a clean camp. As areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest are occupied by both black bears and grizzly bears, all forest users are encouraged to properly store their food in a way that is inaccessible to bears. Food Storage Requirements are in effect in some river canyons on the Forest. However, voluntary food storage can also prevent unnecessary confrontations between humans and bears, making your visit to the Forest safer for you and healthier for bears.