Incredible tent only campground only a short & easy hike away from Jenny Lake. Since it’s first-come, first-served with only 50 sites, you have to get there early to claim your site - especially in the summer. We got very lucky and had a wonderful site (#34) with a view of the mountains just below the tent pads. The site is large and had several balanced rock stacks around it, adding to its peacefulness. The clearing down below has a wonderful flat boulder where our boys played cards and watched for the elk that would frequent the clearing. Hosts were incredibly friendly and gracious, stopping to chat often.
I camped here as part of my National Park hiking trip to Grand Teton National Park. It was a quiet campground close to hiking at Jenny Lake. The campsites were first come and filled up quickly. Like most national park campgrounds, there were not showers, but flush toilets were available. This was a great place to camp while hiking the national park.
No RVs, only tents. Raised gravel beds for tenting and bear lockers on sites. Very close camping quarters, still decent basic amenities with bathrooms. No showers.
Great views, access to trails, relatively private and quiet!
Incredible views. Can walk to boat launch area. Take the boat across for some insane hikes and views of waterfalls. Get there super early and you will get a site.
Jenny Lake campground is a first come first served campsite. We showed up early and went and found a campsite without a mountain view. Turns out we came too early since all the mountain view sites were packing up to leave instead of unpacking. It turns out that the mountain view is not actually what you want. The wind howls deep and frequent and tore through many of those sites unless they were properly prepared for wind. We had an opening thru the other side of the tree line and our site was mildly windy, moreso at night. Day time temperatures were very warm, but nights were closer to freezing. We camped here middle of June and the early morning had snow drifting off the storms above the mountains. We were unprepared for the temperatures dropping that low. There are no showers at this campground. Be prepared to run across deer in there, I was not prepared on my groggy way back from the bathroom at 7am and was very shocked. I would have been in trouble had it been a scarier animal. The trail around Jenny Lake was the most grounding experience I've ever experienced. I dream of the chance of getting back her to repeat. The mountains are so beautiful, you have a hard time believing it's not a painting. The campground staff was very helpful and did frequent rounds to ensure everyone was complying to campsite rules. The sites are not too close, unless you want mountain view. There is a paved path that can lead you to the visitor's center. Be sure to do the ENTIRE path of Jenny Lake, but be prepared for an all day adventure!
Get there early, and be patient, first come first serve and ultra popular! Insane views of the tetons! Short hike to Jenny Lake and the boat dock. There is a great hike that leads to an incredible waterfall on the other side! For the win!
Great campground. Running water spickets are near or on every site. Bear boxes also In each sIte, plus a picnic table and fire pit wIth a grill grate that cam fold over it. There’s a flattened “pad” to pitch your tent on, and we were able to fit (2) two-person tents on it, but that was a squeeze, clearly designed for only one tent but a big one would still fit fine. There’s one restroom for the whole campground that has flush toilets, running water sinks, mirrors, and hand soap. The “caretaker” for the site has an RV right next to the restroom and he serviced it for us immediately upon request when it was out of TP. There were deer walking through the sites the whole time we were there which was awesome. Drawback to our site was that there wasn’t anywhere on it with privacy enough from other sites around it to go to the bathroom, so pretty much had to make the 5 minute walk to the bathroom each time. Also the site is right next to the lake, and lots to do and hike around it without getting in your car. The store is also right near by, maybe a 10 minute walk, and is pretty reasonably priced. Bought all our firewood there and other things we forgot like plates and cheese. We got super lucky to get the site though, as people would start showing up at 6am to get in line for the sites and while we were there they were all accounted for by 8am. “Checkout” was at 11am though, very reasonable.
If you have any car modifications to make your car a “camper” they will not let you stay. no built in stove or bed frame.
Quiet campground. Didn’t need a reservation and by Jenny Lake.