a map and campground information:
On the map where it says Campground Office there is a shower house and laundromat http://www.signalmountainlodge.com/lodge-services/showers-laundry
but most only have a bit of a view of Jackson Lake and the mountains:
Campsite 51 is on an awkward corner that will have headlights on the tent pad.
Notice that some sites, not just for motorhomes, have electric hookups and are more expensive. As of 2017, Signal Mountain Campground has “one site with full hook-ups and 24 sites with electric hookups, vehicles size limited to 30 feet.” In 2019 the website only mentioned electric hookup sites and standard sites.
It is faster from almost every campsite loop to walk to the amphitheater for a ranger program/campfire program than to drive and try to find parking.
From the website in April 2019: “Public Coin-Operated Private Showers: $6.00 Open Daily: 7:00 AM Last Shower: 10:30 PM” There are 11 pay showers with a sink in spacious, individual rooms and a small laundromat (11 washers and 11 dryers, plus a tub to wash waders) in buildings near the campground entrance next to the campground office. In 2017 the Signal Mountain laundromat charged much more than the one at Colter Bay.
This sign has been at the Signal Mountain boat launch:
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.
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, larger grocery/gift stores, marina, Ranger talk/campfire amphitheater at Colter Bay, 9.5 miles north: Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park
Jenny Lake Campground is the one that fills first. It is tent only. map of Jenny Lake campground, Grand Teton National park
Headwaters Campground at Flagg Ranch, near the Yellowstone Park border, has 100 trailer sites and 75 tent sites.
Gros Ventre Campground is the closest campground to the town of Jackson (9 miles +/- Northeast) with 300 individual campsites and 5 large group sites. They vary in size and can accommodate RVs up to 45ft. There are two loop areas that do not allow generators and one loop that only allows tents. Thirty-six sites have electricity. Ten are ADA compliant with the adjacent restroom being ADA compliant.
Lizard Creek campground also has sites on Jackson Lake, some with views.
You can download a Grand Teton National Park map at: http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/maps.htm
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.
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 Signal Mountain 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.)