Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground)

     


Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Phone: (307) 739-3300

Sites: 350
Recent Rate: $11 8/2014


Latitude: 43.9054279924233
Longitude: -110.641615750137

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview

62 Reviews

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dklrv

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

Busy but we were able to find a site on weekday without reservation. Close to village and marina. Excellent grocery store. Rangers always helpful. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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NT2013

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $11.00
Overall Rating:      

We liked this campground. Yes, it is 1950's and the parking pads are in desperate need of resurfacing. The bath rooms have blue tile walls and ancient plumbing, but they have flush toilets and they worked. There are no hookups - you know that before you register. There is a dump and water. Store, gas, laundry and showers were within easy walking distance. I thought it was well worth the $21 ($10.50 with Golden Age card). I liked it better than the full hookup RV park next door. If you want full hook ups and fancy surrounding go next door to the RV park and pay $60 or stay in Jackson and pay $75. I would gladly stay there again. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Annie's Song

Review Count: 317
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Infrastructure in this area is from the 1950's per staff, and in dire need of help. Too bad the GTLC has raised the rates again. Thank goodness for our discount passes. We were assigned a really bad site but allowed to find a better one. Still, too many big rigs along the road and running noisy generators most of the day. The campground had some kind of maintenance crisis one night and had to evacuate 4 of the loops. The the boiler went out in the Village laundry/shower house: so, no hot water there. Jackson Lake reservoir was drawn down, so the Colter marina was closed and boats gone in late August. Sad to see such disrepair. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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AlexD

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Basic campsite only for RVs. Drive-through site along the loop path in the woods; each site has a large place with table and BBQ. Shower facility far away from most of the sites, and only two showers per camper, per day included. Limited restroom capacity, but clean. No mobile, nor WiFi. Good price/quality. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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JCLC

Review Count: 194
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Just hated this place. You aren't given any choice in site selection. The site we got (O loop) was the farthest away from any services, and we were located directly across from the bathroom and dumpster. Note: sites aren't "sites"--they are simply pullouts on the roadside. This means any slideout you may have protrudes onto the road, and walkers (or unruly wild children) are mere inches from where you might be sitting in your dinette. And you're sitting inside because the aforementioned unruly children are riding their bikes THROUGH your campsite, despite your stern warnings not to. That's early evening. Wait till after dark when the teens come out and holler until 1AM or so. And then the babies start screaming in the bathhouse at 6AMas you're try to get some sleep. We asked the ranger the next morning if they ever patrol the campground. She stared at me blankly. Screw that; we forfeited our second night payment and skedaddled. We would never, ever stay here again. Ever. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Onemoretrail

Review Count: 419
States Visited: 51
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was a gravel pull-through right next to the loop road. It was so unlevel that I didn’t have enough boards to get it level. On our loop many of the sites seemed crowded, but our site (L246) had plenty of privacy on the curb side. There was a table and a rock fireplace included. No utilities, but two dump stations on the way out and another on the way in that was more convenient for freshwater fill up. I noticed some sites on J Loop now have electric. These may be the ADA accessible sites mentioned on the website. It was walking distance to the village shops and visitor center. If I could get a more level site I would consider staying again, otherwise I wouldn’t bother. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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socerbruse

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

The view on the way to the park is great, but we couldn't see the mountains from our site. The attendants were nice and let us drive around and pick our site before paying. The road is narrow, especially when the sites are full, but we were able to get through without much of a problem. The sites were level and easy to pull into. They were very private and had nice deep firepits, along with picnic tables at each site. You are able to run your generator from 8am-8pm, which is nice, but also allows for your evenings to be very quiet. Being in the park, access to the scenic routes was easy and we were able to travel during the peak wildlife hours, which was nice. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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hoppytoad

Review Count: 138
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

The good thing about this park is location. It is near Jackson Lake, and close to the many attractions in Grand Teton Park. The campsites are essentially a wide spot on the side of the road, and not particularly attractive. They are easy to get into, even with our 40 foot rig. For some reason many of the sites had a big mud puddle; in our case right where the leveler would go, requiring a leveling board. While adequate, the sites are hardly private, and since everyone seems to run their generator at the same tome, they are a bit noisy. However, as pointed out, in previous reviews, the National Park is the only game in town and for sure, the National Park is wonderful. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Annie's Song

Review Count: 317
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Yes, the campground is old and unimproved but the Village setting makes it worth a stay. Easy to walk or bike over to VC, laundry, showers, and marina. Much to do and beautiful view of Tetons, though it was smoky/hazy in August. Also, the Colter Bay area had a water main break so they had to bring in port-potties and water tanker trucks. Really roughing it! Not as crazy busy as Yellowstone. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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Sally Chew

Review Count: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We love to stay in the national park campgrounds. This one was no exception. Large pull through sites, parallel to the road, and very private. Verizon service was marginal. We were able to get satellite on the north side of the loop. They were doing work on one of the loops and construction started early. Otherwise, great campground. Rate was based on the Golden Age Pass, otherwise $20 per night. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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nevadaRVer2

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Planning a 2 night stay, we extended, staying a week. Convenient both to Colter Bay amenities re laundry w/Internet, Convenience Store, and Visitors Center as well as short distance to Jackson Lodge. Full service gas station nearby w/prices lower than West Yellowstone MT. Campsite just off entry had limited view of Teton peaks as did one other entry loop. Despite fully staffed entrance, never saw any employees come through cleaning campsites, however. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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steammaker

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

All side-of-the-road sites that are pull-through. Bathrooms were clean. It was easy to bike to the village to shop and see the visitor center. The ranger program was awesome that we saw, one of the best ever. Site was level and easy to get into and out of. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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Libospring

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Incompetent National Park Service workers at the gate. The line was 20 vehicles long. Blocked the lane for registered campers. When we entered through an exit lane with a "park made sign" they called the Park Rangers and issued us an $85.00 Violations ticket. The park has no hook ups, no cell phone service and the free Wi-Fi is in the stinky laundry room. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Travel Trailer.

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SunovaCO

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Views? None! This campground is like none other run by a government entity that we have visited. The sites aren't nestled in the trees, but line the roads in each loop, and on both sides. The sites are shallow pull throughs, so one is parked end to end along each side of the road. Each site has a fire pit and table, but if you follow the direction signs on the loops, those on the left hand side of each loop have doors opening onto the road. I tried to provide some input as to the type of pad I was looking for, but was chastised for leaving our rig. This campground isn't what we had expected at all, but there isn't much choice in a national Park in the middle of the summer season. We were lucky to get a spot at all! We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Motorhome.

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retiredfields

Review Count: 62
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Like with all NPS campgrounds, great location, but they have the exclusive. This could be a great campground, but in the 40 years I have been coming here, not one improvement has been made. The bathrooms are old, rusted, and should be demolished. The site pullouts were once paved, but that has rotted away to dirt. When it rains, most pullouts flood and it takes days for the water and mud to dry out. The campground is managed by Grand Teton Lodges, and they have some good employees, but the campground just needs a complete overhaul. Too bad. We camped at Colter Bay Village Campground -- No Hookups (NPS Campground) in a Fifth Wheel.

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