One of the largest national forests in the Lower 48, Bridger-Teton (“the B-T”) National Forest stretches southward for 135 miles from the Yellowstone border and covers 3.4 million acres.
In Jackson Hole , the two areas of most interest for recreation are the Teton Wilderness  and the Gros Ventre Wilderness , but nonwilderness areas offer additional opportunities for recreation.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest supervisor’s office (307/739-5500, www.fs.fed.us/r4/btnf ) is at 340 North Cache Drive in Jackson.
The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center (532 N. Cache Dr., 307/733-3316, www.jacksonholechamber.com , open daily), a couple of blocks north on Cache, has a Forest Service worker on duty who can provide recreation information. The center usually sells Bridger-Teton maps and has a good choice of outdoor books.
Local ranger stations are the Jackson Ranger District (directly behind the supervisor’s office, 307/739-5400) and the Buffalo Ranger District (nine miles east of Moran Junction , 307/543-2386).