This summer, campgrounds across the country are seeing spikes in visitation because of the pandemic. RV sales and rentals are skyrocketing as families seek to venture out of their homes while staying safe. Camping has been named a lower-risk activity and more and more people are seeking out outdoor recreation experiences for their summer vacations. Since Jackson Hole is prime camping location, we are here to share our Top 5 Jackson Hole Campgrounds with you.
Atherton Creek Campground, Bridger-Teton National Forest
A 21-site campground located on the bank of Lower Slide Lake, approximately 30 minutes from the Town of Jackson. This handicap accessible campground features a boat ramp, sites for tent and RV camping, picnic tables, vault toilets, and drinking water. Given its proximity to Jackson, some locals will make a daytrip to Slide Lake to paddleboard, canoe, or go fishing. For more information, click here.
Lizard Creek Campground, Grand Teton National Park
The Lizard Creek campground is 11 miles south of Yellowstone and eight miles north of Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park providing easy access to both parks. The campsites are in a spruce and fir forest on the shores of Jackson Lake. All sites at Lizard Creek are “first-come, first-served.” For more information, click here.
East Table Campground, Snake River Canyon
East Table Campground features 19 single-family sites overlooking the Snake River Canyon only 30 minutes south of Jackson. This is a great basecamp, if you plan to go rafting on the river. Arrive early to snag a spot, as all the Bridger-Teton campgrounds are on a “first come, first served basis.” For more information, click here.
Turpin Meadow Campground, Bridger-Teton National Forest
The picturesque Turpin Meadow Campground is located 17 miles East of the Moran, WY Junction on the Buffalo Valley Road. Its prime location between Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park make for a great spot for multi-day excursions. Turpin Meadow Campground is outfitted with 14 standard campsites, 4 pull through sites, 2 double-unit vault restrooms, and 1 single-unit vault restroom. For more information, click here.
Granite Creek Campground, Bridger-Teton National Forest
Nestled along the scenic Granite Creek, this campground boasts 51 sites. Granite Falls is a short walk north of the campground, and about 0.7 miles north of the campground is the Granite Hot Springs Pool. Multiple hiking trails are nearby. No reservations necessary, as all of the Bridger-Teton campgrounds are on a “first-come, first served basis.” Granite Creek Campground is located 33 miles, 48 minutes south from the town of Jackson, Wyoming. For more information, click here.
Remember to stay safe by wearing a mask when you can’t maintain 6 feet distance between others, and check with local entities ahead of your trip to get the latest information on the area’s public health status and regulations.