Signal Mountain campground map

a map and campground information:

map of signal mountain campground, Grand Teton National Park.: map with roads, campsites, showers, restaurant, gift shop, picnic area, laundromat

Heading north from Jackson on US 26/89/191, turn left (west) at Moose Junction. Travel north on the Teton Park Road 17 miles to the Signal Mountain Lodge junction. Turn left (west) and follow the signs. Heading south from Yellowstone on US 89/191/287, turn right (west) at Jackson Lake Junction. Travel south on the Teton Park Road 3 miles to the Signal Mountain Lodge junction. Turn right (west) and follow the signs.
Going straight ahead takes you to the campground, a right hand turn takes you to Signal Mountain Lodge, restaurants, gas station.

In the upper right hand corner of the map, at the campground entrance next to the Campground Office,

small building

there is a shower house and laundromat that can be used, for an extra fee, by anyone, even if they are not camping at the Signal Mountain campground.http://www.signalmountainlodge.com/lodge-services/showers-laundry

The road to the top of Signal Mountain is one mile south on the Grand Teton Park (inner park) road.map with road, trail, river and part of a lake

water rippling

Looking at the campground map you would think that all the campsites along the shore have great views, and some do,

campsite with lake next to it

tent in foreground, lake behind

including this one with Mount Moran across the lake behind the motorhome in the photo:

motor home and lake behind it

but most only have a bit of a view of Jackson Lake and the mountains:

campsite at Signal Mountain: campsite with picnic table and firering, surrounded by trees, lake slightly visible in background

The peak on the right is Mount Moran, but the trees surrounding the campsite block the view of the mountains:

tent in campsite

 
Campsite 51 is on an awkward corner that will have headlights on the tent pad.

Maximum 30 feet for trailers, RVs and motorhomes. (Larger RVs, up to 45 feet, should check out Gros Ventre campground, or the Colter Bay R.V. park with hookups.)

Notice that some sites, not just for motorhomes, have electric hookups and are more expensive.

As of 2021, Signal Mountain Campground has one site RV only and 25 sites with electric hookups, four sites tent only.

Individual Tent and RV Sites (no hookups) cost $44 per night (no Senior and Access Pass Holders discount prices were listed at the website in 2020).

13 Electric/ADA RV Sites (electric only, no full hookups) cost $69 per night (no Senior and Access Pass Holders discount prices were listed at the website in 2020)

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

Advance campsite reservations recommended

In January 2021:

“All Grand Teton National Park campgrounds that were first come, first served are moving to an advance reservation system. Campsites will be reservable for the 2021 season on https://www.recreation.gov beginning January 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. On that date, reservations will be available for stays through July 26, 2021, and then on a rolling six-month basis thereafter.”

Now they are opening up one new day at a time, six months in advance, for example:

“On February 03, 2021 at 07:00 am PST, availability will be released through August 03, 2021.”

(The most popular Grand Teton National Park campground, Jenny Lake, has filled within minutes each day new reservations are opened up. Lake view campsites numbers 12 and 15 at Signal Mountain campground get reserved within seconds of the reservations opening up each day. Lizard Creek Campground has always been one the last campgrounds to fill.)

 
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.”

 

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:

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.

It is faster from almost every campsite loop to walk to the amphitheater (just beyond sites 41 and 43 on the map) for a ranger program/campfire program than to drive and try to find parking.stage and rows of seating

 

From the website in July 2020: “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. http://www.signalmountainlodge.com/lodge-services/showers-laundry

Many years the Signal Mountain laundromat charged much more than the one at Colter Bay.

The boat rentals at the marina

dock going out into lake

gas station / mini-store, restaurant and gift shop locations are shown at the top right hand side of the campground map, north of the campground, accessed from the same exit on the Grand Teton Park (inner park) road.

This sign has been at the Signal Mountain Boat Ramp at the lower left hand side of the campground map:

sign says black bear with cubs frequenting this beach

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:


 

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, visitor center, Ranger talk/campfire amphitheater at Colter Bay, 9.5 miles north: Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

A map of the Colter Bay campground and details are at map.

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simple map

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 National 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.

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

Signal Mountain is the next one on the map.

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.

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.

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NASA aerial photo of Teton Range

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.

Grand Tetons kayaking

Grand Tetons sightseeing

Peaks restaurant at Signal Mountain Lodge
and the lodge itself, with a gas station and gift shop is near the campground Grand Tetons hotels, cabins, lodging

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

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NPS photo biking multi-use path: various cyclists on pathway with mountains in backgroundIt 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

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Colter Bay mudflat: How much water is in Jackson Lake (reservoir) right now? Will I be able to launch my boat at the Signal Mountain marina ramp (see the south end of the map above) 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.)

http://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/ramps/jackson/jackson.html

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simple map

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 National 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.

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

Signal Mountain is the next campground on the map.

Jenny Lake campground, a short distance from Jenny Lake, 49 sites, tents only, one vehicle only less than 14 feet long.

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.