Grand Teton National Park Camping
The campgrounds in the park now operate on a six-month advanced reservation basis (visit recreation.gov to make reservations). All will offer you incredible views and fresh, mountain air. The campgrounds provide modern comfort stations but read individual campground descriptions for cost, restrictions, electric and full hookup availability. Costs are subject to change. Some campgrounds also have a utility surcharge. Fees vary for electric hookups and full hookups. Jenny Lake and Colter Bay have walk-in sites available. Signal Mountain Campground has one site with full hook-ups and 24 sites with electric hookups. Colter Bay RV Park and Headwaters Campgrounds & RV sites do have full hookups.
The maximum length of stay is seven days per person at Jenny Lake and 14 days at all other campgrounds—no more than 30 days in the park per year (14 days at Jenny Lake). Reservations are accepted for group camping, the Colter Bay RV Park and the Headwaters Campground & RV Sites at Flagg Ranch.
For campground status, contact the entrance stations or visitor centers. Additional camping facilities are available in nearby national forests and other adjacent areas. Camping is not permitted in the park along roadsides, at overlooks or in parking areas. Doubling up in campsites is not permitted and there are no overflow facilities.
Along the Grassy Lake Road, there are 20 campsites with vault toilets, bear-resistant food storage lockers, but no potable water. These sites are free of charge and available first-come, first served beginning June 1st.
Public Showers and Laundromat
Public showers and laundromat facilities are located at Colter Bay Village and Signal Mountain Lodge.
RV and Trailer Villages
Colter Bay RV Park and Headwaters Campground and RV sites at Flagg Ranch have full hook-ups, showers and laundry. Colter Bay has 112 sites. Headwaters has 100 trailer and 75 tent sites. Advance reservations required.
Reservations are available for group camping at Colter Bay and Gros Ventre campgrounds. The sites range in capacity from 10 to 100 people. Advance reservations are required and may be made through the Grand Teton Lodge Company at 307-543-3100. Visit the GTLC website for group camping information.
If you are looking for backcountry campsites visit our Backcountry Camping page.
Grand Teton National Park Campgrounds & RV Parks
Opening dates for all campgrounds are weather-dependent. Remember that now campground reservations are taken six months in advance of your desired vacation dates at recreation.gov.
Colter Bay Campground
Open: Mid-May to late-September
Details: 25 miles north of Moose, with 335 sites, 11 group sites, 13 electric hookup sites, trailer dump station, showers and laundry nearby. Fills in the afternoon, if at all. Colter Bay is a wooded campground with larger sites and easier access if you are traveling with a camper, trailer, or RV. Close to Jackson Lake with many nearby activities.
Gros Ventre Campground
Open: Early-May to early-October
Details: 11.5 miles south and east of Moose, with more than 300 sites, 5 groups sites, 36 electric hookup sites, and a trailer dump station. The campground lies along the Gros Ventre River with a mix of sites in sagebrush, beneath cottonwoods and adjacent to/or a short distance from, the river.
Headwaters Campground and RV sites at Flagg Ranch
Open: Early-June to late-September
Details: Located in the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, just south of Yellowstone National Park's south boundary and 5 miles north of Grand Teton National Park. 175 spacious sites in a spruce-fir forest, full hook-up RV sites (20 and 50 amp electric), and camper cabins. Services include a dump station, showers and laundry. Call for reservations.
Jenny Lake Campground
Open: Early-May to late-September
Details: 8 miles north of Moose, 49 sites, tents only. This is the park's most popular campground. Sites are in among the evergreens and glacial boulders a short distance from Jenny Lake. Only one vehicle, less than 14 feet long and 8 feet tall, is permitted per site. Trailers and pop-up tops are prohibited.
Lizard Creek Campground
Open: mid-June to early-September
Details: At the north end of Grand Teton National Park, about 32 miles north of Moose and has 60 sites. A less heavily developed campground with sites in the spruce and fir forest. One side of the campground is adjacent to and slightly above Jackson Lake. Vehicle size limited to 30 feet.
Signal Mountain Campground
Open: Mid-May to mid-October
Details: Nine miles north of Jenny Lake, 81 sites, 24 electric hookup sites and a trailer dump station. Signal Mountain offers a mix of spruce and fir trees, hillsides, and lake and mountain views. Adjacent to Signal Mountain Lodge and marina with a camp store and amenities close by. Sites are generally small and intimate. Vehicles size limited to 30 feet.
Winter Camping at Colter Bay
Primitive winter camping is allowed in the plowed parking lot adjacent to the Colter Bay Visitor Center for $5 per night from December 1 to April 15. Camp on the snow covering the parking lot. Pay at the self-pay station by the restroom.
Winter Backcountry Camping Permits
Backcountry camping is allowed throughout the year. You must obtain a backcountry permit, free of charge, by calling the permits office at (307) 739-3309 for more information or check the backcountry brochure.
Camping In the Bridger-Teton National Forest
You can experience both free and paid camping in the spectacular Bridger-Teton National Forest. Popular designated dispersed camping areas near the town of Jackson include Curtis Canyon (which also has a 12-site paid campground; $15 a night), Flat Creek, Shadow Mountain, Toppings Lake and Spread Creek. There are free campsites throughout the Gros Ventre Wilderness area of the forest and two paid campgrounds. All paid campgrounds and designated dispersed areas can accommodate RV's in addition to tents.
Know Before You Go: Camping responsibly in the forest or the parks means putting your campfires dead out, keeping food or other bear attractants in hard-sided vehicles and digging "cat holes" for human waste, or bringing your own light-weight portable toilets (sold at many outdoor sporting goods retailers).
For more detailed information on camping in the Bridger-Teton, visit fs.usda.gov.
Renting Camping Equipment
Did you forget to pack all the right camping gear? Need extra equipment? Have no fear, as there are a few places where you can easily rent sleeping bags and pads, tents, camping stoves, backpacks and other accessories including GoPros—even bear spray!
• Teton Mountaineering; 307-733-3595; tetonmtn.com
• Teton Backcountry Rentals; 307-828-1885; tetonbcrentals.com
• Leisure Sports; 307-733-3040; jacksonholefun.com
Grand Teton Camping & RV Parks
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