The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Grand Teton National Park

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There is no greater way to get a jump start on your Grand Tetons adventure than camping in Grand Teton National Park. Camping in Tetons allows you to wake up and already be in the park. No driving is needed, no waiting in line at the entrance station, and no delays on the adventure. There are a range of front-country campgrounds spread around Grand Tetons National Park.

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Camping will allow you to see the after hours show in the park. Star-gazing in the Grand Tetons can be spectacular from the campground or reflection from the lake. You can easily attend the evening ranger programs at the campground’s amphitheater.

Grand Tetons Camping

Things to Know about Grand Teton Camping

  • Not all the campgrounds are open year around. Opening and Closing Dates can vary from year to year. These dates are weather dependent. Check the NPS website for the latest on campground opening and closing dates.
  • Plan on sleeping in the cold. The temperatures can drop drastically overnight. Seeing temperatures in the mid 30°F’s isn’t uncommon.
  • All campsites are first-come-first-serve except for all group sites, Colter Bay RV Park, and the Headwaters Campground & RV campground.
    • Grand Teton Campground Fill Times: During the height of summer, campgrounds can fill as early as 8 am. Get to your desired campground as early as possible and have a back plan.
  • Each tent campsite can have up to 6 people. There is space for two tents and one vehicle at the campsite. The campsite has a picnic table and a bear box. Many of the campsites have a fire pit. Please double check the fire regulations and ensure your fire is completely out before going to bed.
  • Use the Bear Box. Please do NOT leave any food, utensils out, or any scented items. This includes toothpaste, toothbrush, chapstick. Pretty much put everything but what you are going to sleep into the bear box. Grand Tetons is bear country. Remember a fed bear is a dead bear.

Getting to Grand Teton National Park

If you are planning to visit Grand Tetons, the best option is to fly into Jackson, Wyoming and rent a car. The park map will help you pick the best campground location for you.

Where to camp in in Grand Tetons National Park?

Campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park

  • Lizard Creek Campground
  • Colter Bay Campground
  • Colter Bay RV Park
  • Signal Mountain Campground
  • Jenny Lake Campground
  • Gros Ventre Campground

Campgrounds near Grand Teton National Park

  • Headwaters Campground
  • Atherton Creek Campground
  • Crystal Creek Campground
  • Curtis Canyon Campground

Grand Teton Camping

** All Campground prices are valid as of 02 July 2019.

North Grand Teton Campgrounds

Lizard Creek Campground

Lizard Creek Campground is the northernmost campground in Grand Teton. It is located on the shores of Jackson Lake. The campsites are spaced out in a spruce and fir forest. This campground is less developed, and if one of the campgrounds is going to have space later in the day, it will be Lizard Creek. This campground makes for a quiet getaway.

SeasonMid June – Late September
Number of Sites60 sites (11 for RV’s)
Fee per night$30 per site
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come-first-serve
Max RV Length30 ft
RV Hook-upNo
RestroomsFlush Toilets
WaterCold Running Water
ShowersNo
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityNo
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesNo
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeUsually between noon and 3:00 PM during June to August
Closest General Store Colter Bay Village

Colter Bay Campground

Colter Bay Campground should not be confused with Colter Bay RV Park. These are two different places. Admittedly they are both part of the Colter Bay Village on the shores of Jackson Lake. Colter Bay Campground is a large heavily wooded campground with lots of nearby amenities. The trees provide a fair amount of privacy for the campsite. Colter is a popular family campground, and lots of kids will be around.

There are several group sites for larger parties along with a convenience store, and visitor center. Depending on your cell provider, you may be able to get cell service here.

SeasonMid May – End of September
Number of Sites335 sites (160 tent sites, 11 group sites, and 13 electric accessible sites)
Fee per night$32 per site for the tent and RV sites and $ 55 for the Electric / ADA sites
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come-first-serve
Max RV Length45 ft
RV Hook-upElectric sites only
RestroomsFlush Toilets
WaterHot Water
ShowersYes (additional charge)
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityYes
Wifi on PropertyLimited availability
Laundry Facilities Yes (additional charge)
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeUsually between noon and 3:00 PM during June to August
Closest General Store Colter Bay Village

Colter Bay RV Park

Colter Bay RV Park is the only RV park in the park. It is the most popular place for RV’ers to stay in the park. Make your plans to stay in Colter Bay early. Reservations fill quickly. The park is a short 5-minute walk from Jackson Lake. Several of the regions hiking trails can be

SeasonEarly May – Early October
Number of Sites111 sites (103 pull thru and 9 back-in)
Fee per night$71 per pull thru site and $61 per back-in
Reservations AvailableYes, but available space is first-come first-serve
Max RV LengthNone for the pull thru and 30 ft for back-in
RV Hook-upYes (water, sewer, and electricity (20, 30, & 50 amp))
RestroomsFlush Toilets
WaterHot Water
ShowersYes (additional charge)
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityYes
Wifi on PropertyLimited availability
Laundry FacilitiesYes (additional charge)
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeUsually fully reserved from June – September, recommend to make reservations in January
Closest General Store Colter Bay Village

Central Grand Teton Campgrounds

Signal Mountain Campground

Signal Mountain Campground is one of the most popular campgrounds in the park. The campground is centrally located on Jackson Lake. Its small campsites are secluded by spruce and fir trees. Sites offer both lake and mountain views. The campground makes for a great central location to explore both the north and south section of the parks.

SeasonMid May-Mid October
Number of Sites81 sites (24 electric)
Fee per night$33 per standard sites and $ 55 for the electric sites
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come first-serve
Max RV Length30 ft
RV Hook-upYes
RestroomsFlush Toilets
WaterRunning Cold Water
ShowersNo
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityNo
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesNo
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeUsually between 8 AM and 10 AM during June to August
Closest General Store Signal Mountain Lodge

Jenny Lake Campground

Jenny Lake Campground is one of the most popular sites in the park. The area is home to numerous day hikes and is a hub of park activity. The campground is a short walk from the shores of Jenny Lake and near the Jenny Lake Visitor Center.

SeasonBeginning of May to end of September
Number of Sites49 tent only sites (10 for hikers and bicyclists)
Fee per night$29 per site
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come first-serve
Max RV LengthN/A – This campground is tent only.
RV Hook-upN/A
RestroomsFlush Toilets
WaterRunning Cold Water
ShowersNo
Max Length of Stay7 days
Wheelchair AccessibilityNo
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesNo
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeUsually by 8 AM during June to August
Closest General Store Jenny Lake General Store

South Grand Teton Campgrounds

Gros Ventre Campground

Gros Ventre Campground is one of the largest campgrounds in the park. It is close to the town of Jackson and is a great base if planning on spending time in Jackson, Wyoming. The campground is on the Gros Ventre River and offers stunning views of the Grand Teton Mountain Range.

SeasonBeginning of May to end of October
Number of Sites300 sites (26 sites are electric, 10 are ADA/electric)
Fee per night$30 per standard site and $55 per electric
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come first-serve
Max RV Length45 ft (does vary per site)
RV Hook-upYes
RestroomsFlush Toilets
WaterRunning cold water
ShowersNo
Max Length of Stay14 days
Wheelchair AccessibilityYes
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesNo
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeUsually between 12 PM and 5 PM during June to August
Closest General Store Dornans General Store

Camping near Grand Teton National Park

John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway

Headwaters Campground

Headwaters Campground is located along the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. The Parkway sits between Yellowstone National Park and Grand Tetons National Park. It is a bit of a drive back into Grand Tetons to access most of the popular trails, but it is perfect for people transitioning from one park to the other.

Headwaters has a small lodge and offers tent cabins as well as dump station and general store.

SeasonRV sites – Mid May – End of September and Tent Sites – Beginning of June – End of September
Number of Sites131 sites (34 tent sites and 97 RV sites)
Fee per night$74 per RV site and $37.50 for a tent site
Reservations AvailableYes, but available space is first-come first-serve
Max RV Length45 ft
RV Hook-upYes (water, sewer, and electricity (20, 30, & 50 amp))
RestroomsFlush Toilets
WaterHot Water
ShowersYes
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityYes
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesYes (additional charge)
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeUsually fully reserved from June – September, recommend to make reservations in January
Closest General Store Headwaters General Store

Bridger-Teton National Forest

Atherton Creek Campground

Atherton Creek Campground is located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest just outside the eastern edge of Grand Teton National Park. The campground is on the Gros Vente Road near the shores of Lower Slide Lake. The campground is away from the crowds of the Tetons. The access to Atherton Creek is paved.

SeasonMid May – End of September
Number of Sites20 sites
Fee per night$15 per site
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come first-serve
Max RV Length20 ft – 30 ft (depending on site)
RV Hook-upNo
RestroomsVault Toilets
WaterRunning Cold Water
ShowersNo
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityYes
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesN0
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeEarly afternoon
Closest General Store Dornans General Store

Crystal Creek Campground

Crystal Creek Campground is located on the dirt road past Atherton Creek Campground. The campground sees light traffic all summer long.

SeasonMid May – End of September
Number of Sites7 sites plus 2 overflow
Fee per night$12 per site
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come first-serve
Max RV Length20 ft – 30 ft (depending on site)
RV Hook-upNo
RestroomsVault Toilets
WaterRunning Cold Water
ShowersNo
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityYes
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesN0
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeLate evening
Closest General Store Dornans General Store

National Elk Refuge

Curtis Canyon Campground

Curtis Canyon is well outside of the park. It is located east of Jackson but is right outside of the National Elk Refuge. It is a quiet campground with amazing views of the Refuge and the Teton Mountain Range.

SeasonMid May – End of September
Number of Sites11 sites
Fee per night$15 per site
Reservations AvailableNo, first-come first-serve
Max RV Length20 ft – 30 ft (depending on site)
RV Hook-upNo
RestroomsVault Toilets
WaterRunning Cold Water
ShowersNo
Max Length of Stay14 Days
Wheelchair AccessibilityYes
Wifi on PropertyNo
Laundry FacilitiesN0
Pets AllowedYes, but please review the Grand Teton Pet Policy
Typical Fill TimeEarly afternoon
Closest General Store City of Jackson

Which is campground did you pick for your camping in Grand Tetons National Park adventure?

This post was originally published on July 8, 2018.  It was updated on July 2, 2019.

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