Be Bear Aware

Pacific creek campground is at the end of a dirt road 1 mile past the entrance to Bridger Teton NP. We drove through but we’re not impressed so we opted for one of the 8 dispersed sites along Pacific Creek Rd. There are no services available whatsoever, however we found a beautiful place in dispersed #3, right by the creek and tucked back in the trees. we enjoyed the privacy, sunbathing nude on the gravel creek bank, and the beautiful surroundings until about 5:30 in the evening. We’d finished dinner and cleaned up and stowed our food and garbage and we we were sitting by the fire reading when a Black Bear came into camp. I looked up and it was about 15 feet away from me! I told it to go away and it eventually did but the threat of it coming back made us decide to bug out the next morning.

breathtakingly gorgeous camping

The campground is 10 miles down a gravel road and about 30 miles from Jackson. it’s a large campground with 50+ sites, although it was mostly empty when we were there. Firewood, water, and dumpsters are available. the sites are large and relatively far apart so you have a modicum of privacy. It is a short hike to granite creek falls where there is a hot pool on the right below the falls for those brave enough to ford the fast moving and very cold creek. above the falls there is a hot springs which costs $8/head to go in. we skipped that so I can’t attest to that experience. The scenery was fantastic and the weather beautiful so we stayed 3 nights.

just OK

small campground. no potable water. Sites are somewhat small but large areas of natural flora separate them so they feel fairly private. One pit toilet which was odiferous in spite of the campground being relatively empty. we stayed 1night.

Beautiful, private and free

it’s a 42 mile drive out of Cody to this campground so it was relatively quiet with few other campers. there are only 6 sites, two of which had 5th wheel campers parked in them with no sign of the owners for the 3 days we stayed. the sites are large and far apart. there is one pit toilet which was remarkably clean for such a remote site. No potable water but a fast flowing creek ran behind our site so we had water to wash with after we boiled it. The only two drawbacks IMO (and they are minor) are that the road runs through the campground so there is a bit of traffic and directly behind our site is a horse corral which may have contributed to the abundance of flies. in spite of that, it’s a great place to camp. Beautiful, private and free!