The best way to experience Grand Teton National Park is by spending at least part of your time in a campground. Reservations are accepted for the 112 sites at Colter Bay RV Park and the group campsites at Colter Bay and Gros Ventre (phone 307-543-2811); all others are first-come, first-served. Scoring a campsite at Jenny Lake, the park's most popular campground, takes determination and patience because it generally fills by 8 am.
Keep in mind that trailers and vehicles longer than 14 ft/4 m are not allowed. Information boards are posted at all entrance stations and visitor centers indicating which campgrounds are full. Fees are US$15 per night at campgrounds, US$42 at the RV Park. The camping season runs May to mid-September, with Gros Ventre open until mid-October.
Space is less limited (and easier to get) for those seeking noncamping options. From the bunks at the Climber's Ranch hostel and semiprivate cabins and unique "tent cabins" at Colter Bay to one of the 350-plus rooms at Jackson Lake Lodge or the 31 luxury cabins at Jenny Lake Lodge, there is something for everyone. To guarantee you get the lodging you want, early reservations are recommended.
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