Open late May to late September. Located 25 miles north of Moose with 350 individual sites without utility hookups and 11 group sites. Individual sites without hookups are first-come, first-served, advanced reservations are not accepted. The Colter Bay RV Park has sites with full utility hookups. Reservations are accepted for sites in the RV Park and for group sites in the campground. Colter Bay Campground and RV Park has modern comfort stations with a trailer dump station, showers and laundry nearby. Colter Bay is a wooded campground with larger sites and easier access if you are traveling with a camper, trailer or RV. Close to Jackson Lake with many nearby activities. The campground generally fills in the afternoon , if at all, reservations are advised for the RV Park. The maximum length of stay is 14 days with no more than 30 days in the park per year. Website: www.gtlc.com
Such a beautiful location
Colter Bay campground is very convenient in that it sits in the northern part of Grand Teton. In the spring especially, it will put you close to the bear action. There is a convenience store with gas pumps at the end of the road and Colter Bay village has laundry, showers, grocery store, restaurant, marina, and a small museum. The only issue I've had staying there is coming in late or after dark and having someone else take my campsite. That seems to be a common occurrence in many of the national park campgrounds. I car camp (sleep in the car) so I don't have a tent to set up. I've left lawn chairs before, but have had them stolen or ignored.
Entire area was packed for Labor Day weekend. Decent site; trees/shade…but little privacy. Good access to all the area sights.
Great access to easy trails as well as a beautiful view at the marina. It is also close to the laundry and shower spot if that is needed. The visitor center is 5 minutes away too. This campsite is very centrally located and it made it easier to go to multiple trail options and did not take too long. Also has a beautiful spot for sunset!
Great access to the park and trails along the lake.
Colter Bay is on the north end of Grand Teton National Park. As well as a large campground, it houses cabins, marina, beach, general store, post office, gas station, and visitor's center. There is much to do and see in the immediate area, and the lake and mountain views are exceptionally beautiful!
I guess all things are grand in Grand Teton NP, this campground is enormous! 350 sItes! This was a spontaneous trip into the park, at the entrance it shows which campgrounds inside the park still have sites available. The ranger suggested Colter Bay as his favorite with availability. It was an hour and half drive from the southern most entrance be Teton Village. I arrived at the queue line to get a site just after 8 pm. I was able to snag the second to last site available! It was an RV site, but had a nice tent pad as well. Generators are required to be off at 8 pm so I didn’t experience what it was like with all the generators running in this area. The sites are roomy for being so many. There are bear boxes for food storage, fire pit with grill, and a picnic table available at each site. Each loop has 1-2 restroom facilities available that have flush toilets and a wash area available.
Outside the campground there is a full service restaurant and grocery store. The pay showers and laundry are right next to the market, less than a half mile from camp. There is also a gas station where you enter the Colter Bay Area.
Activities galore! I had my mountain bike with me and had planned on biking some of the many trails but they are foot traffic only. You can bike in the park on paved trails. They discourage trail running because it could aggravate a bear if encountered. They have boat rentals at the marina I was going to rent a kayak for a quick morning paddle, but they have a 2 hour minimum and I didn’t want to pay $50 for 1 hour use.
Great campground with amazing amentities. They have laundry, Showers, and a very well eqiuipped convieniance store, grocery store, and supply store. Very close to both GTMP and Yellowstone(45 mins north)
They have lots of activities including Kayak/Canoe rentals, hiking, and much more.
Colter Bay is one of the best campgrounds I've stayed in in a national park out west. The campsites themselves were nicely spaced apart and you couldn't hear much from one campsite to another. Everyone seemed to respect quiet hours here, which you don't always find, and it was so quiet all night--definitely the best sleeps I've had camping! The sites had the usual picnic table and fire ring plus a really nice, large bear box for storing food and other items. The tent pads were nicely maintained and large. There were restrooms and dump stations within a short walk, which were not super nice but decent enough. The restrooms had flush toilets but no soap. Nearby Colter Bay Village was great--it had a general store with cafe and gift shop, a visitors center, a beautiful marina, and lake access with lots of trails. There was also potable water and WiFi at the general store.In general, Colter Bay was in a great location. A bit far from Jackson, but so close to Jackson Lake and a short drive to Jenny Lake. You can see the Tetons from various parts of the campground. The only negatives we really found were that there was little to no kindling to find around the campsite (not sure if that was allowed anyways) and the mosquitos were relentless in the campground. Overall, it was a beautiful place to stay and if I could find better ways to deal with mosquitos (regular bug spray, Citronella candles, and campfires did nothing and neither did covering up head to toe) I would definitely come back! One last note: we got our campsite around noon on a Thursday, and the campground was not full; there seemed to be at least a few free sites all weekend.
Colter Bay Campground is nice, well-maintained and worth the stay! The location is absolutely perfect! Jackson Lake is nearby, where you can rent boats and kayaks. We kayaked one morning and it was surreal! The Grand Tetons are breathtaking! The lake trail and the Swan Lake and Heron Pond loop make for a nice hike when you first get in. Jackson Lake Lodge is just a short drive away if you want to enjoy a local beer or cocktail while watching the sunset. There are pay showers available, which are always well worth the money spent! We will most definitely be back someday!