In the northeastern region of Wyoming you’ll find this luxurious and magnificent national park. There’s so much to do you and your family will be spoiled for choice, from fishing, hiking, mountain biking and scenic drives, what’s not to love?
There are beautiful views from all angles no matter where you turn, along with a variety of scenic lakes and canyons to explore, so just be sure to leave enough time! Let’s explore the best camping in Grand Teton National Park.
Camping in Jenny Lake & Leigh Lake
Where can I camp in Jenny Lake & Leigh Lake?
Jenny Lake Campground
Visting Jenny Lake
Grand Tetons Jenny Lake by jcsullivan24 is licensed under CC BY 2.0
This campsite is one of the best camping spots in the area, it’s within walking distance of Jenny Lake so you couldn’t get closer if you tried. It’s also right next to the biggest bike path in the area so its a great stopping off point if you’re planning a long summer bike ride.
However you can’t book this one so be sure to turn up early to make sure you don’t miss out on a spot. There’s a handy little store on site where you can get your firewood, ice and a few snacks for midnight.
Jenny Lake Lodge
Staying at Jenny Lake Lodge
Jenny Lake Lodge by J. Stephen Conn is licensed under CC BY 2.0
If you fancy something a little more upmarket, how about adding a little luxury into your trip by staying at this beautiful resort at the foot of the Tetons. There’s plenty of packages available to make sure you wake up on the right side of bed and are ready to face your day of hiking up the hills.
There’s a variety of cabins, suites and log cabins available to hire, brilliant for when it’s just a bit too hilly to face the tent.
Signal Mountain Campground
The Views at the Beautiful Teton Mountains
Jackson Lake Dam (2) by Bureau of Reclamation is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Your chance to enjoy camping on the shore of Jackson Lake with a backdrop of Lizard creek or Signal mountain. This campsite is strictly first come first serve, so again, be sure to get there early during peak season.
You’ll be at the beginning of multiple trails up and around the surrounding landscape so it’s the perfect camping base. There’s also a convenient shop to stock up on your camping supplies.
What’s there to do in Lake Jenny & Lake Leigh?
Visiting Jenny Lake
Jenny Lake by Billy Gast is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Around the area to the east of the Teton mountain range there are so many outdoor activities to get involved in, from hiking and backpacking to cycling and boating and everything in between. Or for the brave among you, you can dive into the lakes themselves – both Jenny and Leigh – or you can swim in the seasonally warm String Lake.
The area also boasts two, very scenic drives for you to enjoy, the scenic route around Jenny Lake and the Signal Mountain summit road, which’ll take you right to the top where you can enjoy the brilliant views from every angle.
Camping in Driggs
Where can I camp in Driggs?
Teton Canyon Campground
Hiking near Teton Canyon Campground
Cascade Canyon – Grand Teton National Park by Al_HikesAZ is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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This campyard is located in the heart of the canyon and so is a great location from which to start your hiking and backpacking adventures. Next to the creek itself the site is very tranquil and enjoys partial views of the nearby mountains.
The campsite has a large amount of shade for the summer months a there’s a dense forest of trees covering the area, making the ideal home for lots of wildlife along with your family!
Teton Valley Cabins
Out on a Walk Near Teton Valley Cabins
Beaver Lodge by Tim Lumley is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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Again, enjoy a little luxury during your camping trip with a visit to this campsite. There are a few rooms available to rent depending on what your requirements are, and can be a great option if you’re passing through in the winter – think of the extra warmth through the night!
They’re in a super convenient location right next to all the popular attractions and are a pretty affordable options if you want a good night’s sleep.
Teton Teepee Lodge
Grand Teton National Park by Pat (Cletch) Williams is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Thought we’d throw something completely different into the mix, how about spending the night in a teepee? Enjoy a unique and quirky accommodation for the night along with socialising with other teepee visitors at the campsite.
The rooms are circled around the large common room and iconic fireplace so it’s a great chance to meet other campers if you’re a solo traveller or a couple. As an added bonus, rooms are pretty cheap!
What is there to do in Driggs?
The view from Driggs
The View From Driggs by Rob & Dawn Shrewsbury is licensed under CC BY 2.0
If you’re a keen mountain biker then this is the place to head to. With new trails being built every year, you’ll constantly be surprised and be able to try your hand at something new.
There’s also an array of fishing along with a variety of outdoor activities to get involved in, from golfing and hiking to music festivals, a visit here is a must.
Jackson and Teton Village
Where can I camp in Jackson and Teton Village?
Jackson Hole Campground
Stunning Jackson Hole
jackson Hole, October 2010 by Larry Johnson is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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With beautiful views over the mountains and enjoying lovely cooling shade under the magnificent trees, this is the top campsite in the area. It’s a brilliant base camp for all your adventures within the national park and is close to Teton Village and Jackson for if you fancy a night at a restaurant or need to stock up on your supplies.
Gros Ventre Campground
Walking through Gros Ventre
Gros Ventre State Park, Wyomingby K. Kendall is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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This campground is the closest one to the town of Jackson so if you’d prefer to be close to civilization then this is a good choice. There’s over 300 individual sites and five specifically for larger groups. It’s surrounded by cottonwood trees and bordered by the river. Enjoy views from your tent window of the beautiful mountain range from this glorious site.
Jackson Hole KOA Campground
Exploring near Jackson Hole KOA Campground
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A campsite that is a little gateway to an outdoor paradise. There are also deluxe cabins onsite which overlook the creek and these include bathrooms, kitchenettes, gas fired BBQs and even flat screen TVs – who ever said camping couldn’t be glamorous? This might be a good option if you are bringing along a family or a friend who are new to camping, a great way to ease them into loving outdoor living.
What is there to do in Jackson and Teton Village?
Walking Around Jackson Lake
Jackson Lake / Grand TetonsbyTim Lumley is licensed under CC BY 2.0
Around Jackson Lake you will find plenty to see and do, but if there’s two things you simply must do when you visit it’s head to the Jackson Lake outlook and just stand in awe at the breath-taking views, and then head over to Signal Mountain and climb up the Summit Road, where the views are even more brilliant – if you can believe it – and you’ll have got in a good workout along the way.
Grand Teton has to be one of the most scenic locations in the world! You’ll need to take a comfy camping mat though. Check out our best camping mats.