New policy: can only stay 7 days per season, even though other websites may say 14.
Showers: campground doesn't have showers, but showers at Colter Bay Village ($3.75) are clean, hot, good pressure, and as long as you want. DO NOT GO to Anvil Motel in Jackson, or Climbers Ranch a few miles away for showers. Anvil is disgusting, dirty, creepy, and poor water pressure. Climbers Ranch is clean and nice, but runs out of hot water, so some people get cold showers only.
Dishwashing: no dishwashing allowed at sinks or at water pumps. You wash your dishes at your campsite, but because of bears, you cannot dump the dirty water at your site. You have to bring it to the bathroom and dump it in the toilet. Therefore: bring a suitable wash basin, preferably with airtight lid (like SnapWare), so it won't slosh all over you an the long walk to the toilets.
Getting a site: Jenny Lake Campground fills up fastest and stays full the longest of all the campgrounds. I suggest planning to stay at a hotel the first night (thehostel.com is cheapest I could find), but that evening, go to the campground, PARK your car, pick up a reservation envelope/stub, WALK the campground and see who is leaving tomorrow (posted). Pick the one you like, ask the occupant to put your registration stub on the post when they leave the next day. (Ask them what time they are leaving so you know when to come back.) Put your payment envelope in the receptacle that evening, or in the AM before 9:00. [Or, if you don't have enough money or time for a hotel first, just make sure you get there good and early - 7-9AM - and talk to the occupants or find an empty site.] Site 25 is the best and most secluded site, but the absolute furthest from the bathroom (10 min walk one way). We were in 29 and loved it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Jenny Lake Campground is situated within walking distance from Jenny Lake and is right along the Grand Teton National Park bike path. All campsites have a picnic table, a fire pit, and nearby flush toilets. There are no shower facilities on site, but several are within a short drive. Jenny Lake Campground accommodates tent camping only. Campground has 49 individual campsites and 10 sites designated for hikers and bicyclists. There are no group sites at Jenny Lake. Campsites are available on a first come, first served basis. June through September the campground typically fills by 9am or earlier daily. Please note: No trailers, campers, or generators are allowed and vehicles cannot be over 8-feet high or 14 feet long. Maximum allowed per site is two tents, one vehicle, and six guests. (For reference, 2 motorcycles = 1 vehicle) The maximum stay permitted is 7 nights. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jenny Lake Campground Hotel Grand Teton National Park
- Jenny Lake Campground Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming