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
I came down from Great Falls, MT to ski at Jackson and do some winter camping in the park. The National Park website states that they keep the "campground" open in the winter. This campground is a the parking lot for the normal summer campground. It is iced over and not very easy to find, especially if you get there late in the day. However, there is an open and heated bathroom available which is a huge bonus. I had a great time camping here even though the night reached -30F. The only reason it received 3 stars is due to the comparison between Mammoth Hot Springs winter campground which is fantastic.
This is a HUGE campground! There are over 300 sites (I think it’s closer to 350) right on the edge of the lake. Sites have the standard picnic tables, fire rings with grills, and tent pads. There can be a bit of a party crowd due to the lake mentality, but things quiet down quickly at night. One of the nice benefits of this campground is that there are very clean bathrooms with flush toilets and nearby is a nice shower house, general store and laundry facility. Be prepared to show up early to try and get one of these sites as it is first come first serve (no reservations when we were there), and expect a line. Location is good for checking out the Tetons.
Great sites here! I was guiding a large group of 24 through the park and these sites were awesome. We stayed for the last two nights here so having a store and showers close was nice for some of our guests. Also the proximity to Jackson Lake was amazing. The views unbelievable.
Camp sites were clean and well maintained.
We tented here for 3 nights mid September. Had just finished setting up the tent when we saw our first black bear, circled the campsite then walked away. So be very cautious about food here! Bathrooms have flush toilets, running water, clean, taken care of. Staff were friendly. Tent pad was large, campsite private and spacious. I woul stay here again if Signal Mountain is full
I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this campground was. The campground had mostly hikers while I was there, which meant that the evenings were quiet and the most active in the mornings. The sites are large and I had a lot of privacy with trees blocking my site from the road through. It was very peaceful.
Another benefit for this campground is that it's close to groceries, laundry, and showers.
Many people over look Colter Bay and opt. Out for the more popular Jenny Lake. Let me tell you a secret..Colter Lake campground is beautiful!! And the beach although rocky is typically never very crowded no matter when you plan your visit. Its only a few yards away from the campground! Just a little advice from a former parky. Happy adventuring!
this place is very well kept for RVs! there are also many of people who come here to ride horses, so it was fun for the kids to see so many horses! the hiking trails were amazing, and the fishing was exceptional as well! This place was such an enjoyable get away!
I camped here during the first week of June this year. The weather was beautiful, the campground was well kept and the hosts were very nice and helpful! The location was great, very easy to get to. The sites are closer together than we would usually prefer, but not as close as some other campgrounds in National Parks we've been too! Plus there are lots of trees & bushes to split up the sites and make you feel like you're not right next to someone. The best part about this campground is the short trail to Jackson Lake. We watched the sunset both nights and it was magical!
Tons of empty campsites of various sizes in this campground, on a weekday in late May. Over 300 sites total, 22 bathrooms, everything on a first-come, first-serve basis (although you can rent the RV sites). Didn't stay overnight, but it seems like a clean, well-run federal campground, so probably getting to sleep by 10 and being up by 6 or 7 and you've got yourself a good night's sleep. Should be able to find a site on most nights, and well worth it due to the open feel, fresh air, lots of mini-trails and roads to explore, huge variety of campsites and sizes, lake and mountain views (sorry they didn't show up well on the video) and of course its proximity to unlimited hikes and sights in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone national parks.