RV Camping in Grand Teton National Park

Born from snowmelt in wilderness mountains near Wyoming’s Continental Divide, the Snake River transverses beautiful Grand Teton National Park and continues flowing southward. It’s waters offer provision for a multitude of diverse plants and animal life along its meandering way. Flowing in and then out of Teton’s Jackson Lake, the Snake’s cold waters mirror the majestic mountains of the Teton Range and stand them on their pointed heads. Grand Teton National Park contains some of the most dazzling landscapes and panoramas in the world. However, being in the awesome shadow of famous Yellowstone National Park, its natural wonders are too often overlooked.

About the Park

Located just seven miles south of Yellowstone, in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton covers about 310,000 mountainous acres. Most of the park is rugged wilderness. The town of Jackson lies at its southern portal on U.S. Highway 89 (26 & 191). Known as the John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway, US 89 runs north south for 82 miles through the eastern section of the park. It is joined by US 26, from the east at Moran Junction. The park has some 100 miles of scenic roads and four well placed visitor centers. The 3.4 million acre Bridger-Teton National Forest surrounds the parks eastern boundary, while the 1.8 million acre Targhee National Forest abuts its western flank.

Grand Teton takes its name from the 13,770 foot Grand Teton peak. There are twelve peaks in the young Teton Range with elevations over 12,000 feet. Twelve glaciers still grace these purple mountains and enhance their majestic beauty. Add to this grandeur the cold blue waters of Jackson, Leigh and Jenny Lakes, and you have natural vistas beyond compare! A broad selection of wildlife and plants flourish in these rich environs.

Park Attractions and Activities

Just name your favorite summertime outdoor activity, and Grand Teton National Park will most often oblige. Be it hiking, fishing, backcountry camping, wildlife watching or simply absorbing the scenic beauty, you will not be disappointed.

Area Private RV Parks and Campgrounds

Jackson Hole is a valley located just south of the park. It is a fabulous resort community with the Teton Range as its backdrop. The town of Jackson, Wyoming is the center of tourist activities at Jackson Hole. There are a number of excellent private RV parks and resorts in this beautiful area. They are all full-service campgrounds that also offer boating, fishing and float-trips, spas, pools, dining, shopping and more. I am sure this visit will also be too short for us, but even a little of Grand Teton is better than none at all!