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Grand Teton National Park Dog & Pet Policy

(307) 739-3300

Pet Safety & Regulations

To ensure that you and your pet enjoy a safe visit, follow all pet regulations while inside the park. Wildlife may be drawn to pets and their owners; pets can wander away and may never be found—the park is a wild place! These regulations are enforced to protect you, park resources and other visitors. See the pet brochure for a map and additional safety and regulations information.

Pets are allowed inside Grand Teton National Park, but they must be restrained at all times and are not permitted on hiking trails, inside visitor centers or other facilities. A good rule of thumb is that a pet may go anywhere a car may go: roads and road shoulders, campgrounds and picnic areas, parking lots, etc. Pets must be on a leash and under physical restraint. Pets are not permitted on any park trails or in the park backcountry. Pets are not considered pack animals.


    * You are responsible for clean-up and disposal of all pet feces.
    * Pets must be kept under physical control at all times — caged, crated, or
          restrained on a leash not to exceed six feet in length.
    * Pets are prohibited in the backcountry and on park trails.
    * Pets are prohibited from public buildings and swimming beaches, except for guide dogs.
    * Pets are prohibited from riding in boats on park waters, except for Jackson Lake.
    * Pets must stay within 6 feet of any roadway.
    * Pets must not be left unattended and/or tied to an object.
    * Pets are prohibited from making unreasonable noise or frightening wildlife.
    * Pets running-at-large may be impounded and their owner charged for the care and feeding.
    * Pets are not allowed on the park's multi-use pathway.
    * Guide dogs used for the sole purpose of aiding a person with a physical disability are permitted, but should be clearly marked as a working animal.

Seasonal Road Closures and Pets

From November 1 through April 30 every year the park closes the Teton Park Road, Antelope Flats and Moose-Wilson Road to motorized traffic, allowing for public recreation.

Leashed dogs are permitted on the Teton Park, Antelope Flats, and Moose-Wilson roads, as well as other park roadways. Dogs are restricted to roads and turnouts — they are not permitted to travel beyond the roadbeds, or into the park’s backcountry. Owners are required to keep pets on a leash (six foot maximum length). Mutt Mitt stations are in place at the Taggart Lake parking area and pet owners are required to use waste disposal bags to pick up after their dogs.

If you are planning on exploring areas of the park that are closed to pets, we recommend that you place your pet in a kennel.


Happy Tails Pet Resort & Grooming - (307) 733-1606
Rally's Pet Garage - (307) 733-7704
Critter Camp - (307) 733-4279
Teton Veterinary Hospital - (307) 739-0777


Trail Creek Pet Center - (208) 354-2571
The Hairball Hotel - (208) 787-2806
Petstoppe Ranch - (208) 787-2420


Bark ‘n Call’s Geyser Creek Pet Resort - (307) 730-9663
    Pick-up and delivery available

For more information on
dog friendly stops visit our
Journey Guide Map for Dogs

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National Park List

Disclaimer: This information is provided as a courtesy only. The governing agency may have updated policies not reflected by information provided here. We recommend you verify current pet policies with the relevant governing agency prior to your visit. strives to ensure correct information is provided. Please notify us at if you have updated information.

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