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 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!
Every site is a pull through site. This made it very easy to set up and it was a great place to stay. Lots of options to eat and great gift shop with a great view of the mountain range. We will definitely be back someday!!
Not only is the camp ground well maintained and close to awesome attractions but also has very friendly and helpful staff. At the top of my favorite campground list!
Our campsite here was perfect! Surrounded by trees perfect for hammocks. Great designated, flat tent pad. Walking distance to the lake. Not too close to the shops but still close enough to walk to.
This is a great location with lots of amenities. Amazing lake right off the campground where you can swim and rent boats. Awesome spot, just couldn't get used to the number of people and price. If you want recs for cheap or free campsites look at the rest of my reviews in this area.
Our stay was so worth it. It is in a national park so it fills up very fast if you don't call ahead. Each camp spot is $30 per night. There is an amazing lake to swim in with the breathtaking view of the Tetons and the water is very nice and refreshing. Definitely a 10/10
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.