Standard (tent/RV)
Dispersed
Group
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Gros Ventre Campground

A beautiful, private campground located just 9 miles from the town of Jackson, Gros Ventre Campground is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Over 300 individual sites vary from shaded below the cottonwoods, to sunny with the views, and it is an excellent option for anyone driving through the area, or hoping to find a place to stay without reservations. Individual tent and RV sites are $30/night and group sites for over 10 people are $35/night for registration plus $12/person/night. Sites with electrical hook up are $55/night. Pets are allowed.

The campground is on the banks of the Gros Ventre River, a favorite of local fly-fishermen. There are flushing toilets and cold, running water with shower facilities nearby. It is recommended that you arrive before 3PM to secure a campsite during the tourist season from mid-June to mid-August. The campground rarely fills outside of these times. Wildlife, including bears, are regular visitors to the campground, so it is very important to practice responsible wildlife camping practices. Clean dishes after every meal, lock all food and scented items in an approved bear-box or cannister, and never feed the wildlife, including birds and chipmunks. Summer temperatures can very widely, from the high nineties during the day, and close to freezing at night. Bring layers and warm sleeping bags no matter what the time of year to stay comfortable.

Nearby Jackson is a fun, western town with a long history of mining and cattle ranching. Make a dinner reservation for one of its renowned steakhouses, and be sure to check out the summer rodeo series. With Grand Teton National Park surrounding the campground, and Yellowstone National Park less than an hour away, Gros Ventre Campground is an excellent basecamp for anyone hoping to explore this iconic area of the Rocky Mountains.

Operator
National Park Service
Access
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
Features
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Location
Gros Ventre Campground is located in Wyoming
Latitude
43.6163 N
Longitude
-110.6669 W
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Directions
Heading north on US 26/89/191 from Jackson, drive 7 miles. Turn right (east) at Gros Ventre Junction onto the Gros Ventre River Road. Continue northeast 4.5 miles to the Gros Ventre Campground sign. Turn right (south) and enter the campground. Heading south on US 26/89/191 from Moose Junction, drive 5.5 miles. Turn left (east) at Gros Ventre Junction onto the Gros Ventre River Road. Continue northeast 4.5 miles to the Gros Ventre Campground sign. Turn right (south) and enter the campground.
45 Reviews of Gros Ventre Campground
Moose!

If you want to see moose in the fall, this is the place to set up camp. Sitting on the Gros Ventre River, this campground is where many moose gather during the rut. This can be dangerous, so always be on the lookout. I had a large bull moose crash through my campsite one night as we were sitting around the fire. We all took cover as he passed through. There are decent restrooms here, but no showers. Firewood can be purchased. Electric is available at some sites. it is located near Mormon Row which makes it convenient if you intend to visit the historic barns. There is a small store in Kelly a few miles up the road that make awesome sandwiches.

Large campground with many loops and opportunities to see wildlife!

Gros Ventre is on the south end of Grand Teton National Park. It is a large campground along the Gros Ventre River. There are often moose in the area, and sometimes walking through the campground! The campground is just a few miles from the visitor's center, Mormon Row, the town of Jackson, and the local airport, as well as countless pullouts with incredibly scenic views of the Teton Range.

Close but far from the Tetons

I really liked this campground. We were there during the week so it was pretty empty. Great view of the Tetons. It was a nice base camp to explore the Tetons and Jackson Hole. They had ice and firewood. You could rent a generator if needed. Big camp ground with several loops, each offering different options: tents only, RVs/ no generators, RVs with generators, etc. We saw moose just hanging around camp. Out on the road near Mormon row we saw a red tailed hawk fighting a bald eagle. Crazy!

Memorial Day Weekend

Overall, the campground is ok. There are a ton of sights so chances are you'll always get one. There are couple downfalls. The location of the campground is somewhat out of the way from the park itself. Also, since they do have some many sights, the sights are pretty small. However, its not all bad, some sights have incredible views of the mountians.

Great views!

This is a great campground close to the Parks and the town of Jackson Hole. Large open campground. It is in Bear country so be sure to not leave Anything outside. This is enforced and even a locked cooler can be confiscated by rangers. Some sites have great partial views of Tetons.

Awesome

If you love wildlife this is the spot for you, from moose to buffalo you'll see it all. I feel like I should have brought a horse. Beautiful views and really cool trees.

Pretty nice campground, amazing National Park

We stayed at Gros Ventre for 2 nights at the end of July as part of a 3+ week road trip. We had a non-electric site (324) in Loop F. Even in the middle of the summer, we had no problem getting a walk-up site after arriving at approximately 2 PM (though they were running out), probably because it's a pretty large campground and not one of the 'prime time' ones like Jenny Lake or Signal Mountain. We really liked this campground because it is centrally located between Jackson and Moose Junction and the park itself (darn mountain in the way…). It's also very close to the Mormon Row historic district which we happened to drive down ONLY because Google originally mapped us down that dirt road in order to get to the campground (which I would not advise, unless you had already planned to visit Mormon Row). The campground itself was adequate, with nice, level sites, so-so restrooms, and access to the Gros Ventre River for fishing if that's your thing. 

Jackson is a nice cross between a typical just-outside-the-park-boundaries tourist trap town and well-to-do vacation destination so that there is really a nice mix of something for everyone. After spending 4 days in Yellowstone, we were hungry - literally - for something other than really terrible NP food, and thankfully Jackson delivered. We had a fantastic meal (and LOTS of beer) at Snake River Brewing, and I highly recommend it. Cowboy Coffee is an awesome coffee shop and cafe right on 191 (and, bonus, they serve pastries from Persephone Bakery) - their smoothies were a big hit with the kids, and their breakfast burritos were a delicious way to start the day. If you like tea, get the London Fog - delicious.

For hiking in the area, we did the full Taggart Lake loop trail and it was wonderful - I really liked the fact that the trail TO Taggart Lake was so different than the hike FROM Taggart Lake (we went counter-clockwise around the loop). The ranger at Moose did say that several people reported seeing bear along the trail the same way that we went, but we were looking for them (while singing and clapping loudly for most of the hike) and did not see any. There are connecting hikes to Bradley Lake and beyond, though most of the 'beyond' connections get very steep, very fast. We also did the Hidden Falls hike after taking the boat across Jenny Lake, and it was beautiful! The kids enjoyed playing on the rocks and getting to see climbers coming off the mountains.

Out of the 3+ week road trip we were on, we really enjoyed the Grand Teton area - the mountains are gorgeous, and it's just staggering how suddenly they jut out of the landscape. We saw our first moose in this area, and just had a wonderful time all around. We will be back!

Clean, Quiet Camp

Stayed first week of July 2017. Located in huge grove of trees on the Gros Ventre river. Lots of tall sage brush help create cozy camps. Sites are spread out nicely. Not sure why some people said they are cramped?? We were on the river side, so no Teton view, but easy walk to river. Very quiet campground. Park staff friendly and funny! We had electric site. Potable water, dump station and firewood on site. Fire rings and picnic tables were in good shape. Didn't use bathrooms as we have a TT. Easy drive to Mormon row, Moose, and Jackson. Take time to drive the short drive to Lower Slide Lake/Atherton Campground. GORGEOUS! Wildlife all around especially in mornings and evenings.

Amazing Location

Beautiful campground located outside of Jackson, Wyoming. Perfect for day trips in and around the Grand Tetons. Lots of wild moose, bison and all types of other beautiful animals just do not approach them. $28 per night, first come first served $52 per night for RV ADA sites. Go see the Mountain Barn that's just up the road, stunning! The moose photo I took right by my campsite, amazing place.

Amazing Location

Beautiful campground located outside of Jackson, Wyoming. Perfect for day trips in and around the Grand Tetons. Lots of wild moose, bison and all types of other beautiful animals just do not approach them. $28 per night, first come first served $52 per night for RV ADA sites. Go see the Mountain Barn that's just up the road, stunning! The moose photo I took right by my campsite, amazing place.