Camp underneath the jagged Teton mountain range in pristine forests with easy access to lakes and wildlife watching. At Grand Teton National Park, all campgrounds are first-come, first-served, except two. You can make advance reservations for group camping at Colter Bay RV Park and Headwaters Campground and RV sites at Flagg Ranch. Fees vary, depending on whether your site has electric hook-ups and full hook-ups.
Campgrounds Inside the Park
Colter Bay Campground
Close to Jackson Lake and just 25 miles north of Moose, Wyo., the Colter Bay Campground is part of the Colter Bay Village area of the park. which is home to a general store, a museum, restaurants, a marina and opportunities to horseback ride, canoe and kayak. Despite its proximity to a ton of great services, the campground’s 335 sites are tucked in a wooded area. There are 13 sites with electric hook-ups and a dumping station. There are showers at the campground. Open mid-May to late September, this campground requires reservations through recreation. gov. Prior to spring 2021, this campground was first-come, first-served. It has moved to a reservation model, so that travelers can plan a camping trip and hit the road to the park, knowing they have a guaranteed place to sleep with their reservation at a campground.
Colter Bay RV Park and Colter Bay Tent Village are run by the Grand Teton Lodging Co., and you can make your reservations for these two campgrounds through gtlc.com.
Gros Ventre Campground
Nestled in a mix of sagebrush and towering cottonwood trees, Gros Ventre Campground is 11.5 miles southeast of Moose, Wyo. With more than 300 sites, it has five group sites, 36 electric hook-up sites and a dump station. It’s open early May through early October. Prior to spring 2021, this campground was first-come, first-served. It has moved to a reservation model, so that travelers can plan a camping trip and hit the road to the park, knowing they have a guaranteed place to sleep with their reservation at a campground. Make your reservations early at recreation. gov.
Jenny Lake Campground
Surrounded by large boulders and evergreen trees, Jenny Lake Campground is the most popular campground in the park. Part of the draw is its proximity to the lake coupled with the fact that it is a tents-only campground. No RVs, pop-ups or trailers are allowed. It’s just eight miles north of Moose, Wyo., and a short distance from Jenny Lake. Prior to spring 2021, this campground was first-come, first-served. It has moved to a reservation model, so that travelers can plan a camping trip and hit the road to the park, knowing they have a guaranteed place to sleep with their reservation at a campground. It’s open early May through late September. Make your reservations early at recreation. gov.
Lizard Creek Campground
Amid a spruce and fir forest, Lizard Creek Campground is easy to access from Yellowstone’s South Entrance as it is located on the north end of the park 32 miles north of Moose, Wyo. It sits slightly above the northern shores of Jackson Lake and is home to 60 sites. Only vehicles 30 feet or less are permitted in this campground. It’s open mid-June through early September and tends to fill up in the evening, if at all.
Signal Mountain Campground
For those who want to be close to amenities like a marina, camp store and Signal Mountain Lodge, the Signal Mountain Campground is the place for you. Just plan to get there early as it tends to full by noon during the busiest months of the season.
Just nine miles north of Jenny Lake, this campground has 24 electric hook-up sites and a dump station. With a mix of lake and mountain views amid spruce and fir trees, the 81 sites here tend to be smaller and only accommodate vehicles 30 feet or under. It’s open mid-May through mid-October.
Camp between Yellowstone and Grand Teton
Headwaters Campground and RV Sites at Flagg Ranch
If you are looking for a developed campground in between the entrances to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, Headwaters Campground is the place for you.
It is located on the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, five miles north of Grand Teton and just south of Yellowstone’s South Entrance. Take advantage of its amenities that include showers, laundry facilities and full hook-ups for your RV. With 175 large sites, it is open early June through late September. It can accommodate vehicles up to 30 feet. Please call 800-443-2311 for reservations or go to gtlc.com.
Get a Park Map
When you enter Grand Teton National Park, you’ll get a free map at the entrance station. But if you want to plan in advance and get a lay of the land, you can buy a Trails Illustrated map of the park at REI.com.