Research Project Report

The Perception of the Floating Experience by the Private Floater on the Snake River in Grand Teton, National Park, Wyoming

Donald S. Warder
University of Wyoming

Published 1976-01-01


In Grand Teton National Park, one of the most exciting experiences that a visitor can have is floating the Snake River; even though not far removed from the road while floating, one has the impression of being deep in the wilderness. In the past decade private floating within the Park boundaries has increased six-fold, and this use is expected to continue to increase in the future. This study is investigating the recreational social carry capacity, the amount and kind of use an area can support over time without causing an unacceptable change in the experience, of the Snake River by investigating the two user groups, the commercial floater and the private floater.