Gros Ventre Campground Overview
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 and book early. Campground has two dump stations with limited use availability. Please inquire with campground staff upon arrival for use information.
Grab your fly fishing rod and take a short walk down to the Gros Ventre River. Or, if you prefer, our experienced guides offer private guided fly fishing down the famous and scenic Snake River.
The Gros Ventre area is a prime location for wildlife watching and photography. Walk along the banks of the river under cottonwood trees and willows to capture that perfect photo of a beaver, moose, elk, bison, or bears. (Be sure to maintain appropriate distance!) Located a short drive away is Mormon Row, featuring the iconic and historic John Moulton barn.
Blacktail Butte Trail is a 7.3-mile, moderately trafficked out and back trail, located near Gros Ventre which features beautiful wildflowers, sage brush, and lodgepole pine. The butte is known for its views of the Gros Ventre and Teton Mountain Ranges. Sport climbing is a popular activity in the area; Blacktail Butte’s limestone wall offers mostly 5.10, 5.11, and 5.12 climbs with incredible Teton views.
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. 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 limited use RV dump station available across from the campground office. All sites have a picnic table, a fire pit with metal fire grate, food storage lockers and access to nearby water spigots and flush toilets. There are no shower facilities at the campground. Please note that generators are only permitted in loops A, B, and C.
ADA Access: 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 on 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 during posted business hours. Campground Office is open from 8am-8pm during peak season.
The Gros Ventre Campground is situated in a tranquil setting with incredible views of Blacktail Butte and the Grand Teton Mountain Range. Within walking distance is the Gros Ventre River, which runs through forests, cliffs, and narrow canyons. This area is known for its remarkable fly fishing and photography opportunities.
Gros Ventre is home to elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep, wolves, black and grizzly bears, and more. Bears are often seen on trails and in the developed areas. Being prepared for an animal encounter can help ensure your safety as well as that of the wildlife that call this spectacular area home.
Gros Ventre Campground is the closest in the park to the town of Jackson, where you can visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art located just outside of town, walk under the famous giant elk antler archway in town center, attend the Jackson Hole Rodeo, browse local shops, and dine at one of the many restaurants. Or head north and take a self-guided tour of Grand Teton via the 43-mile Scenic Loop Drive, offering an opportunity to photograph the famous landscape and local wildlife. Then make your way to the historic Jackson Lake Lodge for its famous huckleberry milkshakes and spectacular Teton views through 60-foot tall wall-to-wall windows. While you’re there, book a scenic raft trip, park bus tour, or horseback ride. Go a few miles further to Colter Bay Village where you can rent a kayak or canoe, take a guided boat ride to the majestic base of the Teton Range, or just enjoy lunch and the stunning lake view from the marina. From there, it’s a short drive to Yellowstone National Park’s south entrance.
contact_infoThis location has limited staffing. Please call (877) 444-6777 for general information.
Charges & Cancellations
- There is no change fee if a visitor extends or shortens a reservation, as long as the change includes dates from the original reservation. Additionally, there is no change fee if the visitor wants to switch sites that are the same price with the same reservation dates in the same facility.
- If a visitor wants to switch dates that are entirely outside of the original reservation dates, there is a $10 change fee.
- If a reservation is made that includes dates beyond the maximum booking window, that reservation cannot be changed until 18 days have passed from the original booking date.
- Once a reservation date has begun, visitors cannot change a reservation using the online system or through the Call Center. Onsite staff will assist with changes or cancellations.
- Visitors may cancel their reservation prior to arrival both on-line and through the call center. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation.
- A visitor who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's approved rate including tax and applicable add-on. Cancellations for a one-night reservation will forfeit the entire amount paid and will not be subject to an additional service fee.
- Visitors who cancel a group overnight facility reservation less than 14 days prior to arrival date will pay a $10 service fee AND forfeit the first night’s rate.
- A no-show visitor is one who does not arrive at a campground and does not cancel the reservation by check-out time on the day after the scheduled arrival date. Staff will hold a campsite until check-out time on the day following the arrival date.
- No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night's rate, taxes and applicable add-on for a campsite.
- Visitors are requested to notify staff at the facility if they depart early to allow others to use the site.
- If the visitor chooses to depart early, they may forfeit the approved rate and applicable tax and applicable add-on for the day of departure. If a visitor departs prior to the scheduled check-out date, they may be eligible for a partial refund. Visitors may notify the Recreation.gov call center to request a refund of remaining unused nights. If a visitor requests a refund for an early departure after the facility check-out time (11 am) has passed, the visitor will not be refunded for that night and is eligible for a refund on any additional nights that will not be used.
- Visitors may submit a refund request through their Recreation.gov profile within 7 days of the end date of their reservation. Visitors may also initiate a refund request through the call center at any time after their reservation has ended.
- Refunds for debit or credit card payments will be issued as a credit to the original bank or credit card used to pay.
- For check or cash purchases, Recreation.gov will mail a Treasury check for refunds of cash, check, or money order payments to the address associated with the reservation. Treasury check refunds may take up to 6-8 weeks to arrive.
- In the event of an emergency closure, the Recreation.gov team or facility manager will refund all fees and will attempt to notify you using the contact information within the Recreation.gov visitor profile.