Grand Teton Camping

There are seven campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park and John D Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, and many others in gateway areas.

Several lodges are also available to accommodate visitors in the extended area. The historic Jackson Lake Lodge is located inside the park and is very popular � you have to book well in advance if you want to stay there. Even if you are not staying overnight at the lodge, the impressive building is worth a visit. Large mural windows showcase views of Jackson Lake and the northern Teton Range. Animals such as black and grizzly bears, elk and moose are often seen from the lodge.

Campground fees start at $20 per night per site and half price for Senior/Access cardholders. Jenny Lake, Colter Bay and Lizard Creek have walk-in sites available. All campgrounds provide modern comfort stations. Colter Bay RV Park and Flagg Ranch Campground offer RV sites with utilities. Advance reservations are advised for RV sites.

Group sites are located at Colter Bay and Gros Ventre campgrounds. Group sites must be reserved in advance. Reservations may be made through the Grand Teton Lodge Company at 800-628-9988 or 307-543-3100.

Jenny Lake Campground is the most popular in the park and usually fills up by 11 am on summer days. At Jenny Lake, only one vehicle, less than 14 feet long, is permitted per site. Trailers are prohibited. Colter Bay Campground is also very popular and often fills up.

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. Most campgrounds operate on a first-come, first-served basis and advance reservations are not accepted. Reservations are accepted for group camping, the Colter Bay RV Park and Flagg Ranch Campground.

For campground status, contact entrance stations or visitor centers. Additional camping facilities are available in nearby national forests and other areas outside the park. Camping is not permitted along park roadsides, at overlooks or in parking areas. Doubling up in campsites is not permitted and there are no overflow facilities.

There are eight free campsites on Grassy Lake Road in the John D Rockefeller Memorial Parkway area. They have pit toilets but no potable water.

The only public shower facilities in the park are located at Colter Bay Village, in the laundromat building.

All backcountry camping requires a permit, which can be obtained at visitor centers.

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