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.
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!