We arrived after dark, set up the tent, a little nervous about the bear boxes (yes there are grizzlies). Nothing to worry about however. There are plenty of reminders everywhere that you are in bear country, not to leave food out etc, so we did take them very seriously!
The camping was wonderful, a short hike to the lake, great trails right from the campground. The sites were good sized. We were able to get a site just driving in, but they do take reservations, and we heard it is one of the busiest campgrounds in the park so we were very lucky, plus it was early in the season. The bathrooms were fine, simple like most campgrounds, but clean and adequate. There is a camp store right next door, with anything you could possibly need, and the prices were very reasonable. If you are too lazy to make coffee in the morning no problem!
There is a ferry boat to take you to the other side of the lake for hiking, or you can just take the trail around the lake which is very easy and worth the hike.The water is crystal clear and we did jump in after a 7 mile hike, even though it was frigid!! The scenery is incredible, we regret we only had one night as we were just passing through. Next time at least a week. This place is a gem.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This campground has 51 campsites allowing tents only. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jenny Lake Campground Hotel Grand Teton National Park
- Jenny Lake Campground Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming