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Big, but calm and scenic!

I was expecting GV to be crowded like the rest if ys, but it was really spacious and serene. lots of trees for shade and privacy. Our site felt huge and just a short walk to the lake. (loop f). we liked the cg so much that we even took a day and stayed there to rest from the crowds and driving!

GV is on the south side of the loop, so not exactly central, lots of driving. it’d work well to stay here if you also stay further north. but we didn’t want to move sites and this one was reservable.

staff was very nice. we arrived early so they were willing to move us if we didn’t like our site (which we didn’t need to). laundromat and shower hours were shorter than publicized, so that was frustrating but the facilities were nice.

also, GV and Fishing Bridge have auto/RV service depts. I had a bad propane regulator so it was great to find something in the park, if even for a few bucks more than usual.

right next to the campground is west thumb, which isn’t as popular as grand prismatic and old faithful, but we loved being able to see the smaller springs up close. def worth a stop.

Big, but calm and scenic!

I was expecting GV to be crowded like the rest if ys, but it was really spacious and serene. lots of trees for shade and privacy. Our site felt huge and just a short walk to the lake. (loop f). we liked the cg so much that we even took a day and stayed there to rest from the crowds and driving!

GV is on the south side of the loop, so not exactly central, lots of driving. it’d work well to stay here if you also stay further north. but we didn’t want to move sites and this one was reservable.

staff was very nice. we arrived early so they were willing to move us if we didn’t like our site (which we didn’t need to). laundromat and shower hours were shorter than publicized, so that was frustrating but the facilities were nice.

also, GV and Fishing Bridge have auto/RV service depts. I had a bad propane regulator so it was great to find something in the park, if even for a few bucks more than usual.

right next to the campground is west thumb, which isn’t as popular as grand prismatic and old faithful, but we loved being able to see the smaller springs up close. def worth a stop.

the jr ranger talk at GV was a good try. glad we did it with our kids but not really sure what the ranger was talking about!

good spot on north side of Jackson Lake

You can’t really go wrong in the Tetons, bc…it’s the Tetons. We base-camped here for 4 nights to explore GTNP. only regret is that it made for some long drives down to the southern areas of the park/Jackson/Teton Village. If we did it over, might’ve split with some nights in Gros Ventre or even Granite Creek, but CB was good for us. it’s a busy mini-town with tons of activity, people, and tour buses during the day. But we benefited from the showers and laundry. plus, you can usually find a quiet place somewhere on the shore of Jackson Lake.

the CG Is huge but empties out every day by 10am (it filled up only a couple of the nights we were there). our spot was a little more spacious, which the kids enjoyed. most sites weren’t much to look at, but walk a few feet and you’ll see Mt Moran over thr trees, which makes up for it.

Only complaint was that we were told when arriving we couldnt take a particular site that was open bc it was being held for someone. i told the guard i thought all sites were FCFS with no reservations? we took the site across from that one, and nobody ever came for the site we wanted.

Having big bear boxes at every site was really appreciated. Grants Village in Yellowstone had one box half that size that was shared by 5-6 sites—nope!

Windy!

Really glad we decided to spend a night in the BL on our way to the black hills. it’s worth a night and Cedar Pass is the only option in the park. You camp here for the views around you--There’s not much to the cg itself. Windy! it had our pop-up rocking a bit even with all the windows open.

Be sure to get dinner at the restaurant--get the Sioux Taco on the special bread—-soooooo good! (looks big enough to share but once you taste it you won’t want to share!)

loved it

This spot was such a refreshing one after a few nights in Yellowstone in mid-August. no trouble getting a spot. Quiet, spacious and situated up in the Absaroka wilderness with some nice peaks all around. Hiked up to the falls and wish we’d had time to make it to the lake. Hosts were great and helpful.