Open late May to late September. Located 25 miles north of Moose with 350 individual sites without utility hookups and 11 group sites. Indivisual 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. 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
Campground was very clean and well managed. All ammediates were readily available on the campground including laundry shower and convience store as well as restaurant. The canoe and kayak rentals to go on Jackson River well worth it. Defintly stop at the beach as well.
I got to Colter Bay village around noon and they had campsites still available, so we got one and put our yellow tag on our post right away. We left for the day and came back just after 8 pm and someone else was all set up in our spot and our yellow tag was gone. We had to drive around to find a place that was open to try and solve this issue because the campground was completely full and we would have no where to stay. A security guard came right away and was so friendly and helped us. We ended up sharing a campsite with the woman who accidentally got booked there. It was a simple human error and I ended up getting a refund. I appreciated the nice staff and the friendly campers a lot.
Besides that, this site is awesome. There is a ton to do within walking distance and tons of amenities offered. Our camp site was pretty big and had lots of trees around it, providing some nice shade in the morning. Apparently bears are common in this area, so locking up your food in the bear containers provided at each campsite is a must. We didn't encounter any bears and slept great. Went on a 2 mile walk on the lake shoreline trail and visited the visitor center for a while. Such a nice time!
Campground is covered with trees keeping noice relatively low. But walk out of the trees and out to the bay and the views are endless. Definitely make sure to catch a sunset there!
We were under the impression you had to camp in Colter Bay to use the shower but it’s $4.25 and open to the park. The campground is convenient and the view from picknic area is breath taking!
The views here were great. This area had all the things we needed. I recommend north Jenny lake - beware though, Jenny lake gets crazy busy so perhaps try one of the other lakes. We went to String Lake for lunch and it was lovely. There are many great trails for bikes. Jackson Lake Lodge has some fabulous views out the back on its balcony.
At Colter bay campground they have a laundromat, showers, grocery store, coffee stand, and gift shop. We were able to use our active military ID for a discount at the campsite. There are large number of sites and you are assigned a spot as you pull up to the gate. Lots of foliage around each campsite and a quick walk to view the Teton mountain range.
WE were here over Memorial Day weekend and it was amazing. The hikes, drives and campsites all were enjoyable and so convenient. We cannot wait to go back.
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.