Grand Teton National Park: Camping


Camping is the perfect way to unwind after a day of soaking in mountain views while exploring Grand Teton National Park.

None of the individual campsites inside the park require or accept advance reservations – which can lead to a nerve wracking first day as you try to find a place to call home.

Gros Venture

Upon a 4:30 pm arrival to the park, we headed straight for Gros Venture (pronounced “grow vont”) Campground and got a site. The campground is located just inside the southern border of the park and is along the Gros Venture River. After entering via the southern park entrance, turn right at Gros Venture Junction. The campground will be on your right before reaching to Mormon Row.

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The 300 sites are first come, first served.We arrived too late in the day to snag a spot with mountain views, but our spot had a trail that led to the Gros Venture River. It made a nice sunrise spot and quiet place to start the day and even snag a peek at a peak.

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Go

Dry tent sites are $28 per night (as of 2017).

Restrooms with flush toilets and running water are on site.

Secure your tent as it can get breezy here. We went exploring one day without securely staking our tent or leaving any weight in it. The wind caught it, flipped it, and started to blow it away. Thankfully our friendly neighbors chased it down, restaked it, and threw some rocks in to keep it in place. Thanks ladies!!

Colter Bay

After two wonderful nights at Gros Venture we wanted to move further north and more into the heart of Grand Teton National Park. We arrived at Colter Bay Village Campground before noon and were able to grab a spot one of the 335 spots. Our campsite had a trail to a ravine that lead down to Colter Bay Beach on Jackson Lake.

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Colter Bay Beach features magnificent views of the Tetons made even better by the glow of sunrise. Camping here allowed us to have these views without waking up in the dark.

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The early morning hours are also a great time for wildlife watching

Grand Teton National Park Camping

Go

Dry tent sites are $30 per night (as of 2017).

Restrooms with flush toilets and running water are on site.

Showers

Although Colter Bay Village has a shower facility, we chose to shower at the much less busy Signal Mountain Campground Shower Facility. It cost $5 for 7 minutes of water. It was a very clean, spacious, and private facility.

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Have you camped in Grand Teton National Park? Tell me about your favorite campground and site in the comments below.

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