Atherton Creek Campground is located on Lower Slide Lake. This is a beautiful and quiet camping location where you can quickly and easily get away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, but still access those places in less than 30 minutes if you wish. The road access is paved up to the campground and winds through aspen stands with gorgeous views of the Gros Ventre River. Boat and fishing access are excellent for Lower Slide Lake, allowing for great trout fishing and peaceful evenings floating around looking for wildlife.
Beautiful campground right on the lake. My husband and I tried to find a spot at the Gros Ventre campground but were turned away since they were at max capacity. We decided to try our luck at Atherton Creek and were not disappointed. They’re currently redoing the road, so in the next year there should be a nice paved road all the way there. It was beautiful, much cheaper than most campgrounds ($15/site) and the staff was friendly and helpful. No electrical hookups but perfect if you’re looking for a scenic spot out of the main traffic. About a 35-40 minute drive from Jackson.
We showed up to stay for the night and wound up staying for 5 nights. We pulled in and scored a site next to the lake. The host informed us that it was occupied and the person forgot to leave something in the spot and they never put up the tag stating it was taken. We were bummed and took a spot up top which was just fine. The host, David, let us know the other camper was leaving in the morning and he woke us up so we could grab the site before anyone else could. In our opinion site #14 or #15 are the best spots as they are on the lake. The only downfall is the weekend when kids were everywhere playing on the beach. Also, the road going in is terrible and construction is there during the week, 8-5:30. We were out and about in the Teton area so it didn’t bother us that much. the dogs loved the beach as did we. I would definitely go back to this site.
Forget waking up at 2am to try and snag a site at Jenny Lake. This off-the-beaten-path campground in Teton NF only has 23 sites, with beautiful views of Lower Slide Lake and the mountains.
Best tent site is #19. Awesome view. (Warning: other tent sites can be a little lumpy and hard to find flat ground.)
Bonus: saw a herd of Bison driving to the campground in Antelope Flats.
Would definitely stay here again!
We really enjoyed the 3 nights we stayed at Atherton creek! The campground was full when we arrived on a Friday so the host put us up near the boat launch and we were able to snag a spot in the actual campground the following morning. Site #19 is probably the best tent spot in the house with a beautiful lake view and some good trees for shade. Clean restrooms and drinking water available. FYI the road to the campground has some sizeable pot holes so use caution on your way in! Made it just fine in our Prius but it required some swerving to avoid bottoming out. Firewood available from the host. Would definitely stay here again.
After spending a few nights in generic RV parks Atherton Creek is a breath of fresh air. I think there is only one or two full hookup sites available so the rest of the sites are just campsites.
The views of the lake are wonderful, the host is helpful and the campground is quite small. Despite its limited number of sites we had no problem finding a prime site. This is due to the somewhat, out of the way, location. The road is bumpy but paved.
Atherton Campground on Lowe Slide Lake is probably the last campground to fill in the Teton Valley and the best kept secret. Still open spots on July 4, 2017. Well maintained pavement road to the lake. It is a little but of a drive, but still way to get to Mormon row, Moose, and Jackson. Camp is set on a hillside beside this beautiful mountain lake. Sites are well maintained, clean and spread out. We saw 2 antelope in camp. Deer on the way in and out. Didn't have a kayak with us this time, but will for sure have them next trip!!! Everyone from huge diesel pushers to tiny vintage campers & tents were staying there. Can't wait to go back!
This is a great spot for boaters, no matter the vessel. There's a boat ramp but also some pretty easy access for kayaks or SUPs. This is a busy campground so get there early!
You can see the Tetons in the distance, and camp right along the waters edge. That said, there are a lot of mosquitoes so keep that bug spray close! We were there in August and the weather was fantastic! This is a primitive campground but you have easy access to water and can even fish right from your camp if you get a good spot. There is a water pump. We didn't see much wildlife here which was really surprising, but this is bear country so keep careful. You can kayak, canoe, or boat on the lake too!