Since this seemed like THE campground to tent camp in in Grand Teton based on reviews and fill time, we spent two nights here, and I'm not sure I understand what the fuss is. It had all the basics to be an acceptable campground, and the South Jenny Lake location is convenient for a lot of day hikes, but I can think of many far more impressive campgrounds in other national parks in terms of views, location, and layout. Compared to Colter Bay, the staff was far less friendly and helpful at registration, despite both being run by the same concessionaire.
Also, there's only one restroom building, and it's skewed at one end of the campground, so it can be a far walk. Also, with no dishwashing sink, that means carrying the wastewater a good distance.
- 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