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Grand Teton National Park Visitor Use

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Visitation to Grand Teton National Park is changing. Several years of record setting visitation levels culminated in the park hosting nearly 3.9 million recreational visits in 2021. While recreational visits decreased in 2022, with 2.8 million visits (a figure that would have been record setting less than a decade before), the park had record levels of use on its trail system, indicating that visitors are changing how they visit.

While the year-to-year statistics change, two trends are clear. First, the long-term trend is for increasing visitation to the park—visitation to the park has increased over 60% since the mid-2000s. And second, people are enjoying Grand Teton National Park in new ways. For example, data indicate many more visitors are using the park's trail system, compared to a decade ago, along with significantly increased lakeshore use.

These changes have not gone unnoticed by park visitors, partners, and friends. In response, park managers are taking a fresh look at visitor use management to clarify what the issues are and how we measure a successful visitor experience, identify potential strategies to achieve success in coordination with the public and stakeholders, and chart a course for the next 20 years of visitor use management.

We are seeking your input. We want to know what experiences you most value at the park, what gets in the way of visiting or enjoying the park, and what ideas you have to improve visitor use management at the park.