map of Jenny Lake campground, Grand Teton National Park
The Jenny Lake campground has a maximum of two tents and six people per campsite with one vehicle, maximum 14 feet long and 8 feet tall (or two motorcycles) .
No RVs, generators or pop-up tent trailers.
The campground often fills by noon, or even hours earlier. Overflow parking and all other parking in the vicinity becomes crowded between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Other park campgrounds fill later or do not always fill.
Note that there is only one campground restroom building. Some sites have much more privacy and space than others. It is worth considering which site you want, close to the restroom or with some privacy.
Each site has a tent pad, but many are right on the road and will have vehicle headlights shining in your tent at night. Look for a site in the 20s or 30s with the tent pad set back farther from the road.
Site 49 will have car headlights aimed at the tent pad from anyone who pulls into the self-registration area thinking they can get a campsite that late.
There really are bears in the campground, keep your food in arms reach or locked up.
A paved trail takes you from one end of the campground to the lake, a little over one tenth of a mile. There are stairs very near the end of the trail to access small beaches at the lake shore. Please note that there are also parts of the bank quite worn out from people climbing down where there are no stairs. Please use the stairs. Part way along the trail to the lake, a paved bike loop along part of the lake starts.
Some years there has been a leave-what-you-don't-need / take-what-you-need bearbox at the registration area. People who flew in won't be able to take their leftover propane home on the plane and could leave it there, for example.
There is WiFi available at the Colter Bay laundromat, the Moose Visitor Center and in the Jackson Lake Lodge parlor that anyone can use without a secret code.
You can download a Grand Teton National Park map at: http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/maps.htm
and a map of lakeside trails at:
and a map of the Jenny Lake area in the vicinity of the campground (small store, ranger station, visitor center, other restrooms, trailheads for around the lake and up into Cascade Canyon, dock for the (fee) shuttle boat across Jenny Lake, Exum Guides office, start of the multi-use pathway) at: http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/upload/JLVC_map_2010.pdf
It is safer to enjoy a bike ride on a designated bike/roller blade/walk path like the teton multi-use pathway, than on the road/highway with drivers looking at scenery instead of you on your bike, and there is an 8 mile long pathway from South Jenny Lake to the Moose Visitor Center (please walk your bike in the parking lots). The pathway goes all the way into the town of Jackson. Pets (except guide dogs) are prohibited and the pathway is closed from dusk to dawn for wildlife and public safety. Grand Tetons biking
There are public showers, laundromat, a museum, picnic area with swim beach, larger grocery/gift stores, marina, Ranger talk/campfire amphitheater at Colter Bay map of Colter Bay campground Grand Teton National park
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NASA aerial photo of Teton Range
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360 degree view from the south end of Jenny Lake: