Jackson is famous for its stunning natural landscape, wildlife, and outdoor grandeur. We play host to more than three national forest or wilderness areas and call two of America’s greatest National Parks our backyard.There is no shortage of locations to sleep under the stars in our little valley, find the best places to camp around Jackson and get ready to take it all in.
Camping Near Jackson Hole, WY
Bridger Teton National Forest
The boundaries of this national forest are a short drive from Jackson and easily accessed from a vehicle during late May and throughout the summer months. Depending on the weather, campgrounds will remain open until late September. Designated sites are available for $12-15 dollars a night, to learn more visit the Bridger National Forest website.
Caribou Targhee National Forest
Idaho is a short drive from Jackson and there are a number of public campgrounds in the Caribou National Forest that will still allow you to explore Jackson and the surrounding areas without too much of a drive to reach the campsites. These sites are open from June to September, visit the Targhee National Forest recreation website to learn more.
Gros Ventre Wilderness Area
For those seeking a bit more solitude be sure to check out the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area that lies east of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park. Hiking, fly-fishing, a lake to play in, and stunning views of the Tetons will keep you busy for days in the Gros Ventre. There are free primitive sites scattered throughout the area – most of which sit along water access to make your camping experience all that much more relaxing. To learn more about this area visit the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area website.
Camping in Grand Teton National Park
Camping in Grand Teton National Park allows visitors to get up close and personal with the Teton Mountain Range and some of the truly spectacular water features of our landscape. Designated campsites or backcountry campsites operate on a first come, first serve basis so be sure to plan ahead. Complete information on Grand Teton National Park’s campgrounds can be found on their website.
Popular Camping Areas in Grand Teton National Park:
- Colter Bay Campground (RV friendly)
- Headwaters Campground at Flagg Ranch (RV friendly)
- Gros Ventre Campground
- Lizard Creek Campground
- Signal Mountain Campground
- Jenny Lake Campground
Camping in Yellowstone National Park
On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant designated Yellowstone as the first national park in the United States and the world. Today, the park is home to the world’s largest collection of geysers, including the iconic Old Faithful. Camping in Yellowstone offers the opportunity to explore it’s unique natural landscape, glimpse wildlife in their natural habitat, and experience the history of our national park system. Visit the Yellowstone Reservations website, or find more information about Yellowstone camping from the National Park Service.
Popular Yellowstone Camping Areas:
- Bridge Bay Campground (reservations available)
- Canyon Campground (reservations available)
- Fishing Bridge RV Campground (reservations available)
- Grant Village Campground (reservations available)
- Indian Creek Campground
- Lewis Lake Campground
- Madison Campground (reservations available)
- Mammoth Campground
- Norris Campground
- Pebble Creek Campground
- Slough Creek Campground
- Tower Fall Campground