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Old 04-03-2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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Grand Teton National Park

Considering a trip there in early June if reservations are available. Would appreciate places to stay, not stay, and routes to avoid with a 34' (in sig) 9000 lb trailer. Our plan is to park and tour the park in the truck.

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Old 04-03-2019, 04:50 PM   #2
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Hi Curt,

We stayed at colter bay campground on jackson lake and loved it. I cannot say enough good things about this place, and cannot wait to get back. Although we tent camped, there were many large RVs there as well. There is a nice store and laundromat as well

The bay is clear and clean, the view is incredible, the peace and tranquility is great, and it is close to both jackson hole and the south entrance to yellow stone.

We drove through Jenny lake campground and were not impressed, plus seemed like mostly tent or very small RV camping
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Old 04-03-2019, 05:41 PM   #3
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When we went, we stayed at Gros Ventre Campground. We loved it. It was a very nice campground. Lots of wildlife wandered around the campground.
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Old 04-03-2019, 07:54 PM   #4
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If you want FHU, Colter Bay RV Park. Not the same as previously mentioned (no tents allowed). Reservations are very hard to come by if waiting to long. Not cheap.
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:28 PM   #5
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We'll be there in June also and will stay first couple of nights between Yellowstone and Cody then move down to tetons area.plan is to shoot for Colter Bay. I hear there's a long waiting line to get in, even if you already have a spot. ???
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Old 04-04-2019, 12:52 PM   #6
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Gaper Guide is great for park

I highly recommend Gaper Guide. They are well put together with information. You just plug it in and as soon as you hit the park entrance it starts talking. The owners girlfriend works in Yellowstone so information is great. See link below.



https://gaperguide.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw1pblBRDSARIsACfUG11m66REEuYOWF5dzal Ncpoa42SOhWdiH_gl8lFx3aQK9nCqHG_hIGQaAv2jEALw_wcB

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Old 04-04-2019, 12:54 PM   #7
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I think the only "RV" park with hu's is Fishing Bridge in Yellowstone and it is closed for the entire 2019 season. We stayed at Headwaters which is just south of Yellowstone off 191 and it was good. Clean restrooms water and sewer and a store and gas station across the road. We also stayed at Canyon Village last September in Yellowstone and it was good, and full. No hu's at the sites but there where clean restrooms nearby and showers at the main store. Fouchers for two showers a day per site. You can run generators in the afternoon until 8 I think.
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Old 04-04-2019, 01:38 PM   #8
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We've always stayed at the campground at Flagg Ranch which is just past the northern border of Teton NP between Teton and Yellowstone. Its a private park in the national forest. Full hookups, but it was only 20 amp when we were there last, about 5 years ago. I understand they've done a major remodel and upgrade since then. Its in the woods, but plenty of room for big rigs. Just be careful with food storage because the bears seem to like the campground also.
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For northern part of park Colter Bay is great, full hookups. I think there are two campgrounds at CB, one RV only. Might be late for reservations and they are reservations only. In southern part is Gro Ventre, no reservations. Some sites have electric, maybe 30 out of 300 sites. Get there by 7 am or so and you can probably get electric. I think the electric sites are generally longer and can take your rig. I do photography and usually stay a few days at both places to save driving. Schwabacher landing and the barns in the southern part and oxbow bend in the north.

There is a private place just east of the park, has gotten some poor reviews years past, never stayed there.
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We stayed at Gros Ventre Campground last September, and really enjoyed it. W&E hook-ups, and a little cheaper than the surrounding area. Lots of wildlife roaming the park (we had a small herd of moose grazing behind out camper!).
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We've stayed at Coulter Bay Campground in our 30' fiver twice, both times in June without any reservations. Had no problem getting in. We checked out the Gros Ventre Campground too, which is nice, but we preferred the proximity of easy walking to Jackson Lake and the hiking trails, visitor center and such at Coulter Bay Campground. Really nice. Lots to do. Enjoy.
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Ditto on Coulter Bay. We've stayed there twice in 35' TT and loved the place. Good luck getting reservations at this date!
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We've stayed at Coulter Bay Campground in our 30' fiver twice, both times in June without any reservations. Had no problem getting in. We checked out the Gros Ventre Campground too, which is nice, but we preferred the proximity of easy walking to Jackson Lake and the hiking trails, visitor center and such at Coulter Bay Campground. Really nice. Lots to do. Enjoy.
We agree. We stayed in Colter Bay Campground last summer in August peak season on a whim, the Campground Host said that typically they fill by 2 PM most days in the summer via walk ups. He said if you arrive early before 9 AM you'll usually get in even with no reservation. Colter Bay RV was booked solid.
We drove through Gros Ventre and loved what we saw. Liked it more then Colter Bay. Tall Cottonwoods near a river, lots of critters. It's a ways away from Tetons Park central but the solitude was nice. Campground Host there mentioned they rarely fill mid week and most weekends.
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Colter Bay is one of the nicest RV Parks in the area, and right smack in the middle of Grand Teton NP. We've stayed there numerous times, but we always made our reservations more than a year ahead of time.

There is an RV park just a few miles East of Moran Junction right on Route 26/287, but last time we stayed there is was not worthy of another visit. We have heard good things about the KOA at West Yellowstone, and Yellowstone Grizzly, but have not stayed at either. We've also heard good things about the Virginian RV Park in the town of Jackson, but have been there either.
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Just to clarify, there are two campgrounds at Colter Bay; Coulter Bay Campground with 330 sites operated by the National Park Service is a first come, first served campground that doesn't allow reservations and is dry camping only, but very nice. There is also Colter Bay RV Park which is nearby with 103 sites, privately owned, accepts reservations and has full hookups. We stayed at the national park campground which is roomy and forested. We found the private campground a little cramped for our tastes. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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For northern part of park Colter Bay is great, full hookups. I think there are two campgrounds at CB, one RV only. Might be late for reservations and they are reservations only. In southern part is Gro Ventre, no reservations. Some sites have electric, maybe 30 out of 300 sites. Get there by 7 am or so and you can probably get electric. I think the electric sites are generally longer and can take your rig. I do photography and usually stay a few days at both places to save driving. Schwabacher landing and the barns in the southern part and oxbow bend in the north.

There is a private place just east of the park, has gotten some poor reviews years past, never stayed there.
We had no reservations- just waited in line before the CG opening with about 50 others and got a great spot-in August
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There is one other campground not far from Colter Bay. It's Signal Mountain and here is their synopsis:

Located on the shore of Jackson Lake in the middle of Grand Teton National Park, Signal Mountain Campground offers 80 campsites on a first-come, first-serve basis * Restrooms are available with cold running water * Each campsite has a picnic table and iron campfire ring * RV's up to 30 feet in length are allowed * 24 sites offer electric hook-ups * Dump Station available * Pay showers and self-service laundry
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We stayed at Headwaters Lodge & Cabins. We liked it.
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We will be returning to The Grand Tetons for out 9th time next month..... We love staying at Gros Ventre CG which is about 15 miles north of Jackson..... It's a boon-docking CG BUT they also have 36 elec sites that are first come, first serve.... We then always move a few miles north into the Tetons and stay at Colter Bay RV park for FHU's.... Also the wife's favorite CG of all time....

From there we move North again and set up base at Flagg Ranch (FHU's)..... We use it as our base for going in and out of Yellowstone.....

Colter Bay also has a CG which has no hookups and is FCFS.... The two FHU CG's will be difficult to get in without reservations.... Just keep calling and someone will eventually cancel and you can grab their site.....
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Coulter Bay and Flagg Ranch Headwaters

Hi,
We stayed in the camper cabins at Flagg Ranch (Headwaters) 5 yrs ago on a side trip after dropping our son off at U of Wyoming (no camper then). The campground at Flagg Ranch (private) is on the stretch of the Roosevelt Pkwy that is in between YNP and GTNP. The campground is very nice and they have upgraded elec. service and now have 50 amp. Also, this is the only campground that allows firepits. Bathrooms were very clean and nice when we were there at the end of August.
The website is www.gtic.com and you can compare Colter Bay RV Park and Flagg Ranch, Gros Ventre; as they are all owned by the same company. We liked Headwaters because there is a convenience store there to fuel up and if you want a break from camp food, the lodge there has a good restaurant for a treat. Also, we were starving after a day-long hike and ate at Leeks Marina & Pizzeria, which is on Colter Bay on our way back to Headwaters. It was excellent!! They have vegetarian and gluten free menu if needed. Homemade, huge meatballs, and the pizza is awesome, too. Good luck and safe travels!
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