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GRTE Statistics

 

Area of Grand Teton National Park

310,000 acres

125,717 hectares

485 square miles

 

# of GRTE Employees (2005)

Permanent

127

41%

Term

12

4%

Seasonal

169

55%

 

 

Grand Teton National Park Visitation

1994

 

3,761,400

1995

 

3,856,414

1996

 

4,037,627

1997

 

4,060,150

1998

 

4,118,106

1999

 

4,160,303

2000

 

3,942,099

2001

 

4,037,889

2002

 

3,987,585

2003

 

4,113,403

2004

 

4,000,698

 

Elevations

(in feet)

 

Colter Bay

6,800

Inspiration Point

7,200

Jackson Lake

6,772

Jenny Lake

6,783

Moose

6,467

Signal Mountain

7,593

Flagg Ranch

6,848

 

 

Name Origins

 

Gros Ventre (pronounced “grow vont”).  Means big stomach in French.  Used by French trappers in 1800’s to describe Atsina Indians.

 

Snake River – Lewis and Clark named part of this river after the Shoshoni, or Snake Indians.

 

Teewinot – Shoshone for “many pinnacles”, the Shoshone name for the Teton range.

 

Tetons – French Canadian trappers called the three peaks “les trois tetons”, meaning the three breasts.

 

Yellowstone – The Minnetaree Indians of eastern Montana called this river Rock Yellow River, according to French-Canadian trappers.

 

 

Wildlife Viewing

 

Remind visitors:

Do not not to approach or feed wildlife.

 

Bald Eagles and Osprey

Oxbow Bend

Swan Lake-Heron Pond

shore of Jackson Lake

Snake River

 

Bears (dawn and dusk)

Remind visitors- do not approach or

  feed bears.

Signal Mountain Road

Jenny Lake Scenic Drive

Highway 89 between Colter Bay and

  Yellowstone

 

Beaver

Oxbow Bend

Swan Lake-Heron Pond

Snake River (incl. Schwabacher Landing)

Moose-Wilson Road.

 

Bison

Antelope Flats-Mormon Row

Elk Ranch area (Uhl Hill area)

 

Elk

Teton Park road between Moose and

  North Jenny Lake Junction

Willow Flats

Two Ocean Lake road

River road

 

Moose

Willow Flats

Moose-Wilson Road

Christian Pond

Blacktail Ponds

Death Canyon

Cascade Canyon

Swan Lake

Gros Ventre River

 

Pronghorn

Antelope Flats-Mormon Row

Teton Park road between Moose and North Jenny Lake Junction

River Road

 

Songbirds

Moose-Wilson Road

Willow Flats-Christian Pond

Phelps Lake overlook

Cascade Canyon

Granite Canyon.

 

Trumpeter Swans

Swan Lake

Christian Pond

Two Ocean Lake

Flat Creek (National Elk Refuge).

 

Waterfowl

Christian Pond

Oxbow Bend

Flat Creek (National Elk Refuge)


Wildlife Statistics

 

Large Mammal Pop. Numbers (2005)

 

Grizzly Bears (GYE)

300+

Grizzly Bears (GRTE)

60-70

Black Bears  (GRTE)

several hundred

Moose (GRTE)

600+

Elk (winter max. on refuge feed)

7,500

Elk (GRTE)

≈5,000

Elk (Jackson Herd Unit target)

11,029

Elk (Jackson Herd Unit)

12,000 – 13,000           

Bison (GRTE)

≈800

Pronghorn (GRTE)

≈200

Bighorn (GRTE)

≈100


Wolf Packs

Wolf Packs

#    Pack Name                    Adults     Pups

26 Buffalo Fork                     2              1

29 Chief Joe                         5              0

30 Casey Lake                     3              0

34 Wedge                             2              5

47 Swan Lake                      3              0

48 Leopold                           12           2

49 Hellroaring Group          7              0

50 Agate                                5              3

51 Slough                             12           3

52 Druid                                                4              0

53 Unknown Group             3              0

54 Geode (pack disbanded)

55 Mollie's                             7              0