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.
A big, yet surprisingly quiet, campground with amazing views of the Tetons. Situated right on the Gros Ventre river, and is kept impressively clean and organized. Hook ups for campers and RVs, but also has tent sites. Moose, elk and bison frequent the area, so there's a pretty good chance of lots of wildlife sightings. In a great location, right between the Grand Teton National Park entrance (about 10 mile away) and the town of Jackson (10 miles in the other direction). The town of Kelly is just a few miles East, which also has a small general store for quick needs.
This is definitely for those with a big group that likes to party. It wasn't suited for my family of 4 who likes to backpack. There are better places to go in the park like Signal Mountain or Jenny Lake.
Friends recommended we stay here, but we already had other plans. We did drive thru though and it seemed like an okay option. Since it is not central, I would say there are probably better options. There were a couple hikes near. The campground didn’t appear to be full.
This campground was pretty fairly priced considering the area, and the campsites were clean and included a picnic table and fire ring with a grate. There was no tent pad but it was pretty easy to find a flat spot. The sites were spaced far enough apart that you didn't feel like you were on top of one another and there were a few bathroom facilities which were clean. We thought this camp ground was going to have sites right next to the river, which it didn't and we were a little disappointed. Depending on which side of the campground you are on, there are some pretty good views of the Tetons.
This group is perfect for large groups and is on the low side of 22 dollars. We stayed here for 3 nights and it was awesome with a lake nearby. The weird part but cool is that they have eletric outlets to let you charge your items. we did not use it in fear of us getting charged.