Gros Ventre campground map

map of campground

Grand Teton National Park Gros Ventre campground, 4.5 miles from Gros Ventre junction, has cottonwood trees and sagebrush along the nearby Gros Ventre river. You might see a moose wander through the campground and sometimes can find one along the river. Some sites offer views of the Grand Teton and Blacktail Butte.

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From Jackson, Wyoming, (off the bottom of the map below), head north on US 26/89/191, drive 7 miles, past the airport. At Gros Ventre Junction, turn right (east) onto the Gros Ventre River Road. Continue northeast 4.5 miles to the Gros Ventre Campground sign. Turn right (south) and enter the campground.

From Moose Junction, head south on US 26/89/191, drive 5.5 miles. At Gros Ventre Junction, turn left (east) onto the Gros Ventre River Road. Continue northeast 4.5 miles to the Gros Ventre Campground sign. Turn right (south) and enter the campground.

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Gros Ventre Campground is the closest campground in Grand Teton National park to the town of Jackson.

The campground office to check in at and get / verify a campsite assignment is at almost the center of the map at the top of this page.

small building
The Park service says: Gros Ventre campground, “1.5 miles south and east of Moose, with more than 300 sites, 5 groups sites, 36 electric hookup sites, and a trailer dump station. Generally fills in the evening, if at all.”

rows of trailers at campsites

Sites vary in size and can accommodate RVs up to 45ft. Thirty-six sites have electricity. Ten are ADA compliant with the adjacent restroom being ADA compliant. Some loops have no generators allowed, including one loop for tents only.

Campsites include 300 individual campsites, (2020 prices below)

Campsite with vehicle cost $33 per night (Senior and Access Pass Holders $17 each night).

Campsite with electric hookup (electric only, no full hookups) cost $64 per night (Senior and Access Pass Holders $48 each night).

5 Group campsites
“The campground has five large group campsites that accommodate groups of more than 10 visitors who wish to tent camp. The Grand Teton Lodge Co. accepts reservations. Call: 307-543-3100 or email: Reservations@gtlc.com ”

All sites have picnic tables and fire rings. “Campfires – must be contained within a metal fire grate”

Restrooms have (cold) “running water and flush toilets.”

 
Pets – “are prohibited on trails, multi-use pathways, and swimming in any park waters…

Pets must be on a leash (six feet or less), under physical restraint, and within 30 feet of the roadway… ”

“Leave your pets at home. Pets are not allowed on trails or in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park. They may become lost or prey for wildlife, they can also adversely impact park resources. If you need to bring your pet to the park, consider hosting it at a kennel in Jackson during your outing in the mountains.”

“Pets are prohibited from riding in boats on park waters, except for Jackson Lake.”

 
campsite with fire ring, picnic table and bearbox

car and tent in campsite

It is faster from almost every campsite loop to walk to the amphitheater for the evening ranger program/ campfire program than to drive and try to find parking.

There are public showers, laundromat, a museum, picnic area with swim beach, large grocery/gift stores, marina, Ranger talk/campfire amphitheater at Colter Bay Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park, 38 miles north.

There are bears that frequent this campground, keep your food in arms reach or locked up.
Your safety in Grizzly bear territory

sign be bear aware tetons:

There is free WiFi available at the the Moose Visitor Center (1.5 miles north of Gros Ventre Campground), Colter Bay laundromat/showers, and in the Jackson Lake Lodge parlor that anyone can use without a secret code.

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It is wise in all the campgrounds that along with placing your camping permit on your campsite post, that you leave a non-valuable item to show that your site is occupied, such as this site with a bright yellow cloth on a clothesline at Colter Bay:

campsite with a large yellow cloth on clothesline

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You can download a Grand Teton National Park map at: http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/maps.htm

NASA aerial photo of Teton Range

During a thunderstorm, don’t take a shower or use a sink, including washing dishes. Don’t talk on a land line phone. Don’t use your I pod. Don’t get zapped! Please read Thunderstorm and lightning safety

stones forming a wall

Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a map and description of the main streets and how to find the largest groceries, Ace Hardware, REI, Target, UPS, Radio Shack, St John’s Health Medical Center (hospital) (24 hour emergency room), city parks, electric vehicle charging stations and more.

 
Restaurants in Grand Teton National Park are non-smoking, many others in Wyoming and Montana allow smoking. There are dozens of restaurants in the town of Jackson. They vary from burgers, Chinese, Mexican, sushi, pasta, Italian, steakhouse to four-stars with “an award-winning wine list”. Most lean towards family or casual atmosphere. Grand Teton National park restaurants

includes menus and links to some in town.

Grand Teton National Park
al fresco dining:


 

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Some of these webpages with maps and pictures of Grand Teton National Park campgrounds have recommendations for which campsite to choose:

Headwaters campground, near the Yellowstone Park border, has 100 trailer sites and 75 tent sites.

Lizard Creek campground also has sites on Jackson Lake, some with views.

Colter Bay campground includes 335 individual campsites (160 tent spots with tent pads), 11 large group campsites (by reservation only), 13 electric sites, and ADA-accessible hookups. None of these campsites are on the lake and none have views. Nearby shower house and laundromat, grocery and restaurants.

(Larger RVs should check out the Colter Bay R.V. park with hookups.)

Signal Mountain (86 campsites) is the campground with some sites with views across the lake to the mountains. Shower house and laundromat near the campground office. Grocery and restaurants.

Jenny Lake campground, a short distance from Jenny Lake, 49 sites, tents only, one vehicle only less than 14 feet long, was the first to fill each day, often early in the morning when it was first-come first-served. With reservations in place, it could be filled well in advance most of the summer.

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Grand Tetons hotels, cabins, lodging has info about accommodations IN Grand Teton National Park (Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Lodge, Signal Mountain Lodge, Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins, Jenny Lake Lodge, Flagg Ranch, Grand Teton Climbers Ranch, and Triangle X Ranch).

Grand Tetons trip pages index has brief descriptions of most of the pages about this trip.

Grand Tetons kayaking

Grand Tetons sightseeing

Grand Teton National Park restaurants

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