Gros Ventre 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.
The health and safety of our guests, employees and community members are always our top priority. As a result of the continuing impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and in compliance with National Park Service regulations, effective immediately, all individuals aged two (2) years and older, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask or other acceptable face covering when inside all federal facilities. This includes in-park visitor centers, hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, and other public places. Masks may be removed while eating or drinking.
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 Gros Ventre 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 Operating Dates: April 30 – October 10
About Gros Ventre Campground
Gros Ventre (pronounced ‘grow-vont’), means “big belly” in French, and the Gros Ventre Campground—surrounded by cottonwood trees and featuring stunning views of Blacktail Butte and the Teton Mountains—is truly magnificent! The campground’s location next to the Gros Ventre River offers some of the best opportunities in the park for wildlife sightings, as bison, moose, mule deer and a wide variety of birds are known to frequent the area. For avid anglers, the Gros Ventre River offers plentiful cutthroat trout, brook trout, and whitefish. While none of Gros Ventre’s campsites are on the river, all are within walking distance.
The campground offers camping for tents and dry camping for RVs. Campsites include 279 individual campsites, 4 large group sites, and 39 electric-only sites, 10 of which are ADA-accessible. The campground is open from late-April to early-October. While Gros Ventre Campground doesn’t always fill as quickly as some of the other park campgrounds, visitors are still encouraged to plan ahead.
Gros Ventre campground offers camping for tents and dry camping for RVs.
- Each tent campsite has a gravel parking space for two vehicles and tent pads for up to two tents.
- Group sites require at least 10 guests or more and are mainly for tent camping, with limited space for RV's.
- Each RV campsite 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 available across from the campground office.
- All sites have a picnic table, a fire pit with metal fire grate, and access to nearby water spigots and flush toilets. Bear-proof food storage lockers are available at tent only sites.
- There are no shower facilities at the campground.
- ADA Access with Access Pass: There are 10 campsites that are ADA compliant with electric-only hook-ups. Most sites in the campground are level, vehicle-accessible, and surfaced with compact gravel. Several restroom facilities are wheelchair-accessible. The campground loop roads are paved and generally level, with some small inclines/declines. Routes to the amphitheater have an incline and are paved, but somewhat uneven. Please note, neither the campground registration office nor the courtesy phone are wheelchair accessible.
- There is no internet service at Gros Ventre Campground; the closest public wireless internet access is in the town of Jackson, a 10- to 15-minute drive away.
- Cellular coverage varies, and may be available depending location within the campground and service provider.
- There is a campground host on-site, and a courtesy phone located at the campground kiosk.
- Firewood and ice can be purchased at the campground office.
- All nights are paid in full at the time of check-in. Early departures are non-refundable.
- The maximum stay permitted at Gros Ventre 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.
- Generators are only permitted in loops A through D.
- Maximum guests allowed per site (not including group sites) is six. Tent sites allow for up to two tents and two vehicles. RV sites allow for one RV (tow included) only. (For reference, 2 motorcycles = 1 vehicle)
- Quiet hours are 10pm - 8am. Generators cannot be used during these hours.
- 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.