Grand Teton National Park Lizard Creek campground has a few sites with Jackson Lake views, all in the no generators loop, such as 32, 34 and 35. Other lakeside, (some view) sites include 38 and walk-in 39-42. There are no hookup sites. All campsites are first-come-first-serve only (No Advance Reservations).
The Park Service says: Lizard Creek campground “At the north end of Grand Teton National Park, about 32 miles north of Moose, has 60 sites and fills in the evening if at all. 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.”
There are bears that frequent this campground, keep your food in arms reach or locked up. Your safety in Grizzly bear territory
Some of the sites have the bearbox not near your picnic table.
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:
Below, a sign on a post at a drinking water faucet:
There is free WiFi available at the Colter Bay laundromat, the Moose Visitor Center and in the Jackson Lake Lodge parlor that anyone can use without a secret code.
There are public showers, laundromat, a museum, picnic area with lake-side swim beach, grocery/gift stores, marina, Ranger talk/campfire amphitheater at Colter Bay, 9 miles south: Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park
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
It is safer to enjoy a bike ride on a designated bike/roller blade/walk path like the teton multi-use pathway, than on the road/highway with drivers looking at scenery instead of you on your bike, and there is an 8 mile long pathway from South Jenny Lake to the Moose Visitor Center (please walk your bike in the parking lots). The pathway goes all the way into the town of Jackson. Pets (except guide dogs) are prohibited and the pathway is closed from dusk to dawn for wildlife and public safety. Grand Tetons biking
How much water is in Jackson Lake (reservoir) right now? Will I be able to launch my boat at the Colter Bay ramp or will I need to go somewhere else?
Check out the boat ramp link below. Full pool of Jackson Lake (reservoir) is 6769′. The end of the boat ramp at Colter Bay is at 6753′, at the end of the boat ramp at Signal Mountain Lodge is 6737′ and at Leek’s Marina it’s 6735′.
The webpage tells you how high the water level has been on Jackson Lake for the last five days. (Scroll down past the drawing at the top.)
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.
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.
Gros Ventre campground, 4.5 miles from Gros Ventre junction, 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. It has cottonwood trees and sagebrush along the Gros Ventre river. You might see a moose wander through the campground and sometimes can find one along the river.
For details about our next club trip to Grand Teton National Park, go to: Grand Tetons.
Grand Tetons trip pages index has brief descriptions of most of the pages about this trip.