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.
Gros Ventre Campground is the closest campground to the town of Jackson (9 miles +/- Northeast). 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.
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.”
There are no mountain views. Some loops have no generators allowed, including one loop for tents only.
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, larger 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
There is free WiFi available at the Colter Bay laundromat/showers, the Moose Visitor Center and in the Jackson Lake Lodge parlor that anyone can use without a secret code.
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:
You can download a Grand Teton National Park map at: http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/maps.htm
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
Jenny Lake campground, a short distance from Jenny Lake, 49 sites, tents only, one vehicle only less than 14 feet long, is the first to fill each day, often early in the morning.
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.
Lizard Creek campground also has sites on Jackson Lake, some with views.
Headwaters campground, near the Yellowstone Park border, has 100 trailer sites and 75 tent sites.
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
Grand Tetons trip pages index has brief descriptions of most of the pages about this trip.
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