Colter Bay Campground
2021 Operating Updates
At this time, there are no anticipated impacts to existing guest camping reservations. Please note that some facilities and services—including restaurants, activities, and retail operations – may have modifications or limitations.
In support of the President’s Executive Order on Protecting the Federal Workforce and Requiring Mask-Wearing, all individuals are required to wear a mask or other acceptable face covering when inside, in line, gathered for services at our public facilities, interacting with our employees, or outdoors on NPS-administered lands when social distancing is not possible. The mask must fully cover both the mouth and nose.
Guests are encouraged to check back to our site regularly for updates, and to plan ahead and book early.
Campgrounds in Grand Teton are Now Reservation-Only
Visitors Should Plan Ahead and Book Early as Sites will No Longer Be Available on a First-Come Basis.
Camping at all campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is available by reservation only. Reservations for the 2021 season can be booked on a 6-month rolling basis.
Visitors wishing to reserve a campsite at the Colter Bay Campground can do so by visiting Recreation.gov. Please note that reservations for these campgrounds cannot be made through the Grand Teton Lodge Company website or call center.
Visitors must create an account on the Recreation.gov website prior to making campground reservations. Those who already have an account are encouraged to confirm their login and password information. Learn more about how to get started on Recreation.gov.
Campsite reservations are expected to fill quickly! Visitors are strongly encouraged to plan ahead and book early.
2021 Dates: May 24 - September 26
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.
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 up to one tent.
- There are limited sites for tent 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 total 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 location within the campground and 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.
- 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 through the National Park Service.