Weeks later than usual, people can now lock up Grand Teton National Park’s backcountry campsites for the coming summer via online reservations.
A website where hike-to and boat-to sites could be booked months in advance was taken offline during the federal government shutdown, and so the customary early January go-live date came and went. But the website officially booted back up Monday, Teton park spokesman Andrew White said.
“There’s a new contractor,” White said, “so the website has a different look and feel than it did before.”
Prices went up by $10 per reservation in 2018, but are unchanged for the coming summer season. Reservations can be made for $45 per campsite when booked ahead of time, and $35 for those that are designated as walk-up sites. Reservations were free until 2014.
The website to secure permits is