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Rent Bear Spray in Yellowstone, in jackson hole, and at the jackson hole airport

Bear spray is a life-saving piece of equipment when hiking and camping in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Get to know the ins and outs of how it works, renting versus buying, bear spray versus bullets, and other bear-safety tips before your next adventure.

Save Time, Money, Lives and the Environment!

authorized concessioner of the National Park SERVICE

Bear Aware is authorized to provide bear spray rental and limited retail services within Yellowstone National Park.

regional-wide network

easy and convenient rentals

With multiple pick-up and drop-off locations around Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Jackson Hole, renting bear spray is the most convenient and logical choice.

Pick Up and Drop-off Locations:

Big Sky
Canyon Village
 Jackson Hole Airport
Old Faithful
Teton Village
Town of Jackson
West Yellowstone

Drop-off Only Locations:

Cooke City Visitor Center
Fishing Bridge
Grant Village
Madison Campground
Mammoth Hot Springs
Wildlands – Bozeman

Vending Machine with Drop Box:

Big Sky Visitor’s Center

How To Use Bear Spray

Possessing Bear Spray is only half the equation. Learn how to effectively carry and deploy your bear spray. Inform yourself what to do when confronted by a bear.

Every rental comes with bear safety education taught by one of our bear spray experts. Together with an informational video and practice with an empty demo canister, you will walk away feeling confident about how to use bear spray during a potentially hostile bear encounter.

How it works

Bear Habitat

In one of the largest remaining intact ecosystems on earth, grizzlies can be found all over Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. This is their habitat after all. Understanding their way of living and habitat is the best way to experience the wildlife here.

Carrying bear spray is as much about your safety as it is theirs! A bear attack on humans often results in that bear being captured and put down. Carrying bear spray deters negative bear encounters.

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Our Partner in Conservation

The Vital Ground Foundation – a land trust that conserves and connects habitat for grizzly bears and other wildlife.

Bear Aware’s objective of educating hikers about bear safety and advocating for the use of bear spray is aligned with the mission of Vital Ground. These initiatives have been successful in decreasing the number of deadly grizzly bear encounters, thereby safeguarding both humans and bears. By working together, Bear Aware helps to raise awareness about the significance of bears in our ecosystem and spreads the message of Vital Ground.


Support the mission of the Vital Ground Foundation! While Bear Aware focuses on minimizing harmful human-bear encounters, Vital Ground is dedicated to preserving the habitat of grizzly bears and other wildlife. By preventing development and destruction of their environment, Vital Ground aims to promote the thriving of grizzly bear populations.

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A Full Service Gear Shop Renting Bear Spray and More.

The Bear Aware Jackson shop is co-located with Teton Backcountry Rentals – the outdoor gear rental authority of the Jackson Hole, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone National Parks region.

Check out this one stop shop for camping gear, hiking equipment, paddle boards, bear spray and much more. Located at 565 N Cache Jackson WY.

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