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Fires Allowed
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About Curtis Canyon Campground

Curtis Canyon Campground is a great place to camp if you want to be close to town but still off the beaten path. This wooded campground is located above the National Elk Refuge and a quick walk from your campsite will reward you with amazing views of the Refuge and the Teton mountain range. Hiking and horseback riding are all easy to achieve just minutes from the campground. There is one dumpster and food storage box available.

Operator
National Forest
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Drive In
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Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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Location
Curtis Canyon Campground is located in Wyoming
Latitude
43.5138 N
Longitude
-110.6612 W
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Directions
Starting from the Town of Jackson, Wyoming, head east on United States Highway 189 (US-189/West Broadway Avenue) for approximately 1 mile. At the end of West Broadway Avenue, turn left onto North Elk Refuge Road and continue on the road for approximately 3 miles, then make the first left turn to continue on National Elk Refuge Road 2240. After 1 mile, take the first road to the right and go 3 miles where you will see signage for Curtis Canyon Campground on the right. Approximate travel details from the Town of Jackson: 8 miles, 16 minutes.
10 Reviews of Curtis Canyon Campground
Amazing. Amazing.

Dispersed/free camping in the National Elk Refuge. The drive up the gravel road is super fun and provides great views of the Tetons and wildlife. We stayed at campsite 1A. When we first pulled in we spotted a grizzly down by the stream about 400 yards down the hillside. It didn’t bother us at night. The road can be a little rough on up the mountain towards the higher number camp sites. There are 16 sites. The road might be impassible for a small car or mini van if it’s wet out so use good judgment. Pets are welcome but must be kept on leash. Also we had great AT&T and Sprint Cell signal at our site.

Jackson Hole Dispersed Camping

This site is a few miles east of the Mormon Flats Historical Site in Jackson WY. The road going up to the sites is very rough and will test even 4x4 vehicles. It’s free dispersed camping, so there are no facilities of any kind. We were able to get a set facing west about 1/2 up the mountain. The sites at the entrance are not the best. You will need to drive up the road a good ways to find site during the summer. The sites have visitors as well as summer workers camping for weeks at a time on the shaded or eastern side sites. Our site had a partial view of Tetons with plenty of space for 3 or 4 vehicles. Unfortunately, previous campers had left garbage and waste on the perimeter of the camp. In the summer, the sun is very hot for the west facing sites. The view is the highlight here. The first few elevated sites have incredible million dollar views of the Tetons. The Mormon Flats Historical Site at the bottom of the mountain is well worth the visit. We experienced people driving into the site all day and night to find the free sites. This was a huge downside. We tried this camp but came away disappointed by the overuse and traffic and would not recommend. It’s just a bit to primitive and unregulated. I think some volunteers and a perhaps more involvement from the Forest Service could help here.

Worth it

This campground is somewhat of a drive to get up to, but the views are worth it! Incredible!

Worth the trek!

Mosquitoes were abundant, but the views are breathtaking! Every morning was like we were seeing the Tetons for the first time!

Diamond in the Rough

This was a great campground. Rough road through the elk reserve to the top of the canyon. Plenty of sites with spacious flat spots for tents, provided fire rings and grills, bear storage, picnic tables. Pit toilets were immaculate that the host cleans every morning! Available water and dump stations. Views are amazing at the top of the canyon. Plenty of dispersed camping if spots are taken. My favorite spot in the area by far.

Curtis Canyon Campground - Close to Town Camping

The perks of this campground would be the stunning views of the Tetons and that is it just outside of town (about a 15 minutes drive on dirt roads). If all of the campsites are taken there is ample dispersed camping (although some of it seems to feel like you are in a dirt parking lot). Again, the views can't be beat and the location is perfect if everything else is booked up or you don't feel like dropping the cash for a hotel in town.

Great places and beautiful views of the tetons

Can get busy. A lot of High school age kids like to chill here, but there are plenty of spots.

Wild camping just how I like it.

Curtis canyon is beautiful. To get there you drive through a beautiful Elk reservation. You drove up to Canyons and pass a pay state site until you enter the national Forrest. No amenities truly wild camping with some excellent hiking. Only saw a couple other cars. Get there early on weekend though there's not to many sites I could see them filling up quick.. right outside of jack hole..

Curtis Canyon Campground

Close to Jackson Hole airport with BREATHTAKING views of the Teton mountain range (though not from any of the tent sites we looked at). We thought our sedan wouldn’t make it for the last part of the road to the campsite, they allow RVs but I would not recommend driving them to this road. Views and wildlife are surreally breathtaking, the camping is nice and rustic (but I got some cell reception lol).

First to Review
Curtis Canyon on back side of National Elk Refuge

This is a nice little campground close to Jackson, WY, that is much quieter than campgrounds in Teton National Park. It has 12 sites for tents or smallish RVs. No hookups. It's open mid-May through mid-Sept. Most sites are tucked into the trees, but walking 50 yards to the dirt road gives an unparalleled view of the Teton range. From the town of Jackson, follow signs to Elk Refuge (past hospital) and proceed about 10 miles to campground.