May 1 marks the beginning of a new season in Jackson Hole

(Jackson, Wyo.) - This coming weekend, the seasons will change here in Jackson Hole. Not the weather, but May 1 marks the end of the wildlife closures on the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the opening of Grand Teton National Park. *Winter Wildlife Closures End* The Bridger-Teton National Forest begins opening Forest roads to wheeled motor vehicle travel May 1, however due to lingering snow, and the recent rains and wet conditions, some roads are still impassable. “Right now the road surface is good, but if we get any wet weather this week, it could get a bit sloppy,” said Jackson District Ranger Dale Dieter. The Gros Ventre and Curtis Canyon gates will open at midnight on April 30. The road up Curtis Canyon is drivable up to just above the upper switchbacks, before the junction to the Goodwin lake trailhead. The Flat Creek Road will be open up to a barrier located at the Forest kiosk. In the Gros Ventre Road, visitors will be able to drive to the upper gate at Slate Creek and use non-motorized means of transport beyond that point. The Fall Creek road will open on Sunday May 1 in the morning. Other roads on the Jackson Ranger District will remain closed. The Granite Creek road still has ice patches and continuous snow on the road once you pass the Safari Club. The Shadow Mountain and Ditch Creek roads are still snow covered and have gates or barriers in place. The North Fork of Fall Creek Road is snow covered and has a barrier in place just past the Pine Glen subdivision. The Mosquito Creek Road is drivable to the gate which is scheduled to open June 1st 2016 as per the travel plan for the Forest. The Bridger-Teton endeavors to open some lower elevation roads by Memorial Day weekend – but some years the wet conditions prevent that from happening. For more information visit the Bridger-Teton National Forest webpage at *Opening Dates for Grand Teton National Park* Opening dates for seasonally operated facilities and roads in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are as follows: *Roads* - Teton Park Road: May 1 - Moose-Wilson Road: May 1 - Signal Mountain Summit Road: May 1 - Grassy Lake Road: June 1, dependent on snow conditions Paved multi-use pathways are open when they are predominately free of snow and ice. *Visitor Centers & Ranger Stations* - Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center: Open - Colter Bay Visitor Center: May 7 - Jenny Lake Visitor Center: May 27 - Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center: June 4 - Flagg Ranch Information Station: June 6 - Jenny Lake Ranger Station: June 4 *Campgrounds* - Gros Ventre: May 6 - Signal Mountain: May 6 - Jenny Lake: May 6 - Colter Bay: May 26 - Colter Bay RV Park: May 12 - Headwaters Campground & RV Sites: May 20 - Lizard Creek: June 10 *Lodging* - Signal Mountain Lodge: May 6 - Jackson Lake Lodge: May 16 - Colter Bay Cabins: May 26 - Triangle X Ranch: May 22 - Jenny Lake Lodge: June 1 - Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch: June 1 More information is available here: #buckrail #news