AMK Ranch

AMK Ranch is a historic site on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park operated by the University of Wyoming. For more information on this property, click here and here.

What to Bring:

  • Bedding - Sheets and blankets (or sleeping bag) and pillow.

  • Bath towel and toiletries.

  • Meals will be provided but bring any additional food you might need/want. 

  • Wet/dry/cold/hot weather clothes. It can snow any month of the year, so be prepared for anything from hot, sunny days to rain or snow. Bring a variety of clothing layers for all kinds of weather. Bring a swimsuit if you’d like to swim in the lake. 

  • Bring fishing gear if you like to fish! A Wyoming fishing license is required to fish in GTNP – more information here. 

  • Bear Spray – Can be purchased at the general store. Read about bear safety and know how to correctly use bear spray. You can also watch the bear safety demonstration held at the station during the 2016 season. Bear spray is not allowed in carry-on luggage, so if you are flying, either check your luggage or purchase bear spray after you arrive. The research station is 6800 feet above sea level. Before you visit, read about high altitude health issues and be prepared to prevent altitude sickness.


The station is rustic, with most rooms dorm-style with bunk beds and access to communal bathrooms and kitchens. Kitchens are fully equipped for your use. We provide beds with clean mattress covers, but everyone must bring their own bedding. There are no laundry facilities on site for guests, but a laundromat is available at Colter Bay (3 miles south).

Accommodations are in historic buildings, most built in the 1920’s and 30’s, and as such are not handicap accessible. Should the need arise, we will work with you to facilitate access as best we can.

When you register for the conference, please note down any specific requirements you may have concerning accessibility along with a list of the other people from your school.  We will do our best to accommodate everyone and place people together in groups but cannot guarantee anything.  Please be prepared to be housed in a group room in bunkbeds. 

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