This small campground is a few hundred yards from the east shore of Jenny Lake. The campground straddles a glacial moraine covered with an open forest of lodgepole pine, subalpine fir and Douglas fir. Across the lake, Teewinot Mountain, Cascade Canyon and Mount St. John dominate the landscape. No trailers, campers, or generators are allowed. Vehicles cannot be over 8 feet high or 14 feet long. Maximum per site is two tents, one vehicle, and six guests for up to 7 nights.
ADA Access: The Jenny Lake Campground has two loops with 49 individual campsites and 10 hiker and bicycler sites. Three campsites are ADA compliant. Tent camping only – vehicles over eight feel high, trailers, cab-over campers, and raised pop-tops on vans are prohibited. Payphone is available at the campground kiosk. Routes to the amphitheater are not wheelchair accessible. The trail is uneven gravel and rocks with vegetation encroaching on the path. A campground host is onsite.
As a tent camper, this is my favorite campground in my favorite place to hike. If your site is towards the entrance and/or east side of the campground you have wonderful views of the Teton range from your site.
I have camped here a few times over the years, and have loved it each time. Due to the view and the proximity to Jenny, Leigh, and String lakes it is an extremely popular campsite not to mention it is relatively quiet due to it being a tent only campground.
The current campground manager has done an excellent job developing an efficient check-in procedure that respects the privacy of the campers, as I have in years prior had people coming to my tent before 6am to ask if I'm leaving or staying longer.
Each site has a fire ring/grate, picnic table, and a bear bin. The campground has only one bathroom which is centrally located but has been remodeled and is much improved from my previous stays. Sites can vary quite a bit, but our site had a large tent pad and a water faucet.
It is common for deer and bear to frequent the campground traveling to and from the lakes.
This campground has easy access to hikes around the lakes as well as back into Cascade Canyon. The Jenny Lake general store/gift shop, ranger station, and boat dock are all short walks from the campground.
As usual with me, it’s more about the area than the actual campground, but this is actually probably my favorite campground in the Tetons. It just has a really nice feel to it and it’s obviously in a beautiful area. You can walk right to the lake from the campground.
You can find sites close to others or pretty secluded so it’s got something for everyone. There’s a ton of regular camping sites and also some for bikers and hikers. I think all are first come first served.
My friends and I had a great time here. We drove into the park and did some back packing in the death shelf area. We stayed at the campground and chilled for a night before doing some climbing. Really nice campground right in the heart of the Tetons.
Absolutely beautiful place to camp and that's about it for me here. If you want a spot show up at 6 AM and take a nap until 8 AM when it opens to let you go get a site. If you don't do this you will not get a spot. Their is only one bathroom in the entire campground its O.K. no showers at all. I'm the camper that likes to set things up and enjoy the actual camp site. I like to set up a good eating cook out area and enjoy a lot of food and hanging out. I'm not the bare minimum next to nothing eating out of an MRE camper. That being said the amount of cleaning and putting every thing away for the bears is way to much work and made the camping not fun at all. I don't blame the bears or anything else it was a lot more than I anticipated.
I would recommend using a camper not tent camping if you camp like me. If you're the bare minimum camper its perfect for you. I recommend this campsite though just absolutely beautiful place to be.
I’ve stayed at this campground before and always enjoy it. Great area of the park with trails close by. Lots of scenery, water and wildlife opportunities! I will go back again
We had to wait until 5pm to get an open ADA site because the rest were full, but boy was it WORTH IT. This campground was beautiful and lush. No showers only toilets but our site was paved (ADA) and we even had a group of black bears come through! Short distance to Jenny and String lake. Lots of close hiking. Bathrooms were clean with plugs to charge phones and whatnot. Only stayed one night but had a great experience!
The easy accessible camp sites, the beautiful views, the blueberry skies to the emerald country side. There is something for everyone.
Incredible tent only campground only a short & easy hike away from Jenny Lake. Since it’s first-come, first-served with only 50 sites, you have to get there early to claim your site - especially in the summer. We got very lucky and had a wonderful site (#34) with a view of the mountains just below the tent pads. The site is large and had several balanced rock stacks around it, adding to its peacefulness. The clearing down below has a wonderful flat boulder where our boys played cards and watched for the elk that would frequent the clearing. Hosts were incredibly friendly and gracious, stopping to chat often.
I camped here as part of my National Park hiking trip to Grand Teton National Park. It was a quiet campground close to hiking at Jenny Lake. The campsites were first come and filled up quickly. Like most national park campgrounds, there were not showers, but flush toilets were available. This was a great place to camp while hiking the national park.
No RVs, only tents. Raised gravel beds for tenting and bear lockers on sites. Very close camping quarters, still decent basic amenities with bathrooms. No showers.
Great views, access to trails, relatively private and quiet!