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Old 06-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #1
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Grand Teton Camping???

Hello to all my fellow wanderers....

We are headed to Yellowstone via Jackson Hole area. I wanted to stop there for a couple of days so I don't have to come back to the area from where we are staying near West Yellowstone.
So my question is,
What's the best MH campground around the Jackson area? I'm 40' and pulling a 16' trailer.
I'm considering Teton Valley RV Park. Is that a good one? Any better?

Scenery is a priority for us and we like to get-away from it all.

So chime in and tell me what you think. I would certainly appreciate it.

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Wherever you decide, make reservations. We arrived unannounced and could find ZERO campsites available in Jackson Hole. We ended up in the overflow area at the KOA.

Oh, and stay away from the Teton Pass.

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Hello to all my fellow wanderers....

We are headed to Yellowstone via Jackson Hole area. I wanted to stop there for a couple of days so I don't have to come back to the area from where we are staying near West Yellowstone.
So my question is,
What's the best MH campground around the Jackson area? I'm 40' and pulling a 16' trailer.
I'm considering Teton Valley RV Park. Is that a good one? Any better?

Scenery is a priority for us and we like to get-away from it all.

So chime in and tell me what you think. I would certainly appreciate it.

Mr.Cleane
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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Any place in or around GTNP is perfect for scenery. Worst case scenario... drive north to Yellowstone. Climbed those mountains in the 1980's Great memories.

Have a great trip!
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Oh, and stay away from the Teton Pass.
Why? Yes it is a steep grade, but it provides some of the most beautiful views! That was one of the highlights of our trip out west. My kids couldn't stop taking pictures of the altimeter on the GPS.
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You don't say if you have a vehicle of some type in that trailer. If you don't, you won't see anything unless you stay inside Teton Park. If you do have a vehicle, there's a reasonably nice park in Jackson Hole, called the Virginian.

If you have a vehicle, as you drive north out of Jackson Hole, you'll come to the first intersection on Hwy 191 that turns into Grand Teton Park. Instead of making a left, make a right. The road to the right makes a large loop (maybe 10-15 miles) back around to the 191. You'll parallel a river where you can see moose and Bison. As you follow the loop, you'll see a row of old houses and a church that are often used in movies with the Tetons in the background. Well worth an hour or so detour.
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We stayed at the campground at Moran which is just below Colter Bay and the entrance to Yellowstone. It's nothing fancy but a good place to stay to visit Yellowstone, The Tetons and Colter Bay area. The views of the Tetons are great and its very quite. There is a nest of bald eagles near a power line at a creek close to the park that are beautiful! Would stay here again.
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Teton Valley CG is in Victor, ID, which means having to go through Teton Pass. That pass has long stretches of 10% grades and will really tighten your sphincter. If you can't book into Colter Bay RV Park Yellowstone RV Park | Jackson Hole & Colter Bay Village RV Parks | GTLC - Grand Teton Lodge Company You might try this one about 3 miles east of Moran Junction. Grand Teton Park Campground | RV - Tent and Motor Home Camping Sites | Yellowstone & Grand Teton Park Campground I've stayed there and it's got a nice view of the Teton Range. Another RV park is Jackson Hole Campground Jackson Hole Campground | It's between Wilson and Teton Village west of Jackson. If you get in a pinch, you can always get a spot in Gros Ventre Campground in GTNP. It's on the Gros Ventre River north of Jackson, south of Moose. It is almost always got spaces, but it has no hookups. The next closest campground is 54 miles from Moran Junction in Dubois, a KOA. There is also a campground 2 miles south of the S Entrance to Yellowstone on the Rockefeller Parkway called Flagg Ranch. Headwaters Campground at Flagg Ranch, Grand Teton National Park - AllTrips

All need reservations. People's plans change, keep trying if they say no the first time.
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You don't say if you have a vehicle of some type in that trailer. If you don't, you won't see anything unless you stay inside Teton Park. If you do have a vehicle, there's a reasonably nice park in Jackson Hole, called the Virginian.

If you have a vehicle, as you drive north out of Jackson Hole, you'll come to the first intersection on Hwy 191 that turns into Grand Teton Park. Instead of making a left, make a right. The road to the right makes a large loop (maybe 10-15 miles) back around to the 191. You'll parallel a river where you can see moose and Bison. As you follow the loop, you'll see a row of old houses and a church that are often used in movies with the Tetons in the background. Well worth an hour or so detour.
Yes we have a vehicle on the trailer and will take that route.
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We are going on a 14 day caravan on the 26th of June through Teton and Yellowstone with FMCA. Looking to have a great time. Hope you find a place and have a great trip.

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It's a dangerous steep grade for any sort of RV. The locals have said some areas of that road come close to a 13% grade. I came across that in a Class A and was doing 10 mph at the top. Not safe.

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Why? Yes it is a steep grade, but it provides some of the most beautiful views! That was one of the highlights of our trip out west. My kids couldn't stop taking pictures of the altimeter on the GPS.
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Colter Bay RV Park at Jackson Lake is great. It is walking distance to a grocery, restaurant, scenic walks and the Ranger Station with a museum and ranger programs. We liked it better than Yellowstone.
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It's a dangerous steep grade for any sort of RV. The locals have said some areas of that road come close to a 13% grade. I came across that in a Class A and was doing 10 mph at the top. Not safe.
I went across that pass 2010 in my Exploria and at top a class A,I think he was throwing up and praying for another driver.

Do"t let anyone talk you into going over that pass in RV.
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it can be intimidating for flat landers. it is not any more dangerous then what you make it by your own lack of experience in hills. pay attention, and one will have no issues as long as your mh is in good condition, but then isn't everyone's. I would rather drive it then in rush hr. traffic. like was said, some of the most beautiful country you will ever see.
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It's a dangerous steep grade for any sort of RV. The locals have said some areas of that road come close to a 13% grade. I came across that in a Class A and was doing 10 mph at the top. Not safe.
The maximum grade is 10% and is done by trucks and RVs all the time. I am not forcing anyone to do it, but it can be done with proper technique. Do your own research and make your own decisions. For me it was worth it and totally spectacular! Click on the link for a video of the pass in a campervan.
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