2023 Operating Dates: May 25 - October 1
About Colter Bay Campground
Think of Colter Bay Village as summer camp for the entire family. This lovely area is set on the shores of Jackson Lake, and offers practical amenities like laundry facilities, showers, restaurants and a grocery store, as well as purely-for-fun diversions like a marina, gift shop, visitor center, and horse corrals. Colter Bay has an activity for everyone in the family. Visitors can enjoy hiking, kayaking and canoeing, horseback riding, fishing, swimming and beach-going, lake cruises, and ranger-led programs. Set against the majestic backdrop of the Teton Mountains, Colter Bay Village is a must-visit.
The vast Colter Bay Campground at Colter Bay Village is set amidst towering lodgepole pines just a short, picturesque stroll away from Jackson Lake. The campground offers camping for tents and dry camping for RVs. (For full hookup RV sites, check out the Colter Bay RV Park.) Campsites include 324 individual campsites, 10 large group sites, 10 hiker-bicycler sites, and 13 electric-only ADA-accessible sites. The campground is open from mid-May to late-September. As with all campgrounds in the park, the Colter Bay Campground is very popular and tends to fill up quickly. Visitors are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and make their reservation on Recreation.gov. Reservations are available on a 6-month rolling basis.
Please note that, due to low water levels, it is possible that the Colter Bay Marina may not operate in the 2022 season.
Colter Bay Campground offers camping for tents and dry camping for RVs. (For full hookup RV sites, check out the Colter Bay RV Park).
- Each tent site has a gravel parking space for two vehicles and tent pad for at least one standard sized tent.
- There are limited sites available for campers with multiple tents or extra-large tents.
- Group sites require at least 10 guests or more and are mainly for tent camping, with limited space for RV's.
- Each RV site has a back-in or pull-through gravel parking space for one RV and one tow vehicle, with a maximum combined length of 45 feet.
- There is a complimentary RV dump station and potable water filling station available to guests, and propane is available for purchase at the nearby RV Park.
- All sites include a picnic table, a fire pit with metal fire grate, bear-proof food storage lockers, and access to nearby water spigots, flush toilets, and laundry and showers available for an additional fee.
- ADA Access with Access Pass: There are 13 ADA-compliant campsites with electric-only hook-ups, accessible picnic tables, and paved sites. The campground loop roads are paved and mostly level, with some sloping incline and decline. Restroom facilities are partially accessible, with accessible showers available at the launderette. Routes to the amphitheater are paved but on a sloping incline/decline.
- Complimentary WiFi/internet service is available at the restaurants, marina, activities desk, launderette, and stores.
- Cellular coverage varies, and may be available depending on location within the campground and your service provider.
- A courtesy phone is located at the Campground Kiosk near the campground entrance.
- Firewood, food, ice, camping supplies and more can be purchased at the grocery store and adjacent gift shop.
- Other camping-type accommodations in Colter Bay Village include full hookup RV sites at the Colter Bay RV Park, and tent cabins at the Colter Bay Tent Village.
- A deposit made by cash, check or credit card will be required for the full reservation utilizing the applicable approved rate with tax and applicable add-on to hold a reservation.
- All nights are paid in full at the time of check-in. Early departures are non-refundable.
- The maximum stay permitted at Colter Bay Campground is 14 nights, and the maximum cumulative stay between all park campgrounds is 30 nights.
- Guests may check-in at 12 PM. Check-out is 11 AM.
- Maximum guests allowed per site (not including group sites) is six.
- Tent sites allow for up to one tents and two vehicles. Multiple or over-sized tents are only permitted in sites designated for multiple tents.
- RV sites allow for one RV (tow included) only. (For reference, 2 motorcycles = 1 vehicle)
- Quiet hours are 10pm - 7am. Generators are only permitted in loops H, J, K, M, and O between the hours of 8am and 10pm.
- Camping accommodations are pet-friendly. Please review Campground & National Park Pet Regulations.
- Wildlife activity is prevalent in the park. Please be familiar with food storage and wildlife safety guidelines.
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents with permanent disabilities can apply for an Access Pass / Senior Pass through the National Park Service