Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Campground fees are $22 per night per site and $11 for Senior/Access cardholders. Some campgrounds also have a utility surcharge. Fees vary for electric hookups and full hookups. Jenny Lake and Colter Bay have walk-in sites available. All campgrounds provide modern comfort stations. Signal Mountain Campground has one site with full hook-ups and 24 sites with electric hookups. Colter Bay RV Park and Headwaters Campgrounds & RV sites do have full hookups.
The maximum length of stay is seven days per person at Jenny Lake and 14 days at all other campgrounds - no more than 30 days in the park per year (14 days at Jenny Lake). The campgrounds operate on a first-come, first-served basis, advance reservations are not accepted. Reservations are accepted for group camping, the Colter Bay RV Park, and the Headwaters Campground & RV Sites at Flagg Ranch.
RV and Trailer Villages
OPENING DATES for all campgrounds are weather dependent.
Colter Bay Campground
Gros Ventre Campground
Headwaters Campground and RV sites at Flagg Ranch
Jenny Lake Campground
Lizard Creek Campground
Signal Mountain Campground
Winter Camping at Colter Bay
Primitive winter camping is allowed in the plowed parking lot adjacent to the Colter Bay Visitor Center for $5 per night from December 1 to April 15. Camp on the snow covering the parking lot. Pay at the self-pay station by the restroom.
Winter Backcountry Camping Permits
Backcountry camping is allowed throughout the year. You must obtain a backcountry permit, free of charge, call the permits office (307) 739-3309 for more information, or check the backcountry brochure.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.