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
Early-May to late-September
8 miles north of Moose, 49 sites, tents only. This is the park's most popular campground and is generally full before 10 a.m. Sites are in among the evergreens and glacial boulders a short distance from Jenny Lake. Only one vehicle, less than 14 feet long and 8 feet tall, is permitted per site. Trailers and pop-up tops are prohibited.
Jenny Lake Camping
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.
Last updated: January 27, 2017