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Old 06-16-2021, 12:16 PM   #1
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Double tow in Grand Teton/Yellowstone

Anticipating a trip to Grand Teton sometime in Sept/Oct this year. Would like to tow my 17ft boat behind my 30ft toy hauler. Would like to stay at Coulter Bay but wonder where I'd park the boat. I've tried the info number for the park hitting re-dial for over an hour several times and have never been able to get a person on the phone. Tent camping there a few years ago (2017) in mid Sept. I parked the boat in a lakeside parking lot somewhat up the road towards Flagg 'til we got settled into a spot but I'm betting it's a different situation there now. Anybody been in this situation there lately? Wondering if the parking lot at the marina might be an option? Pulling the 5er now I'd probably have to leave the boat away from the campsite. Any one know of any overflow parking for the Coulter Bay area? Thanks all! Have a great summer!
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Old 06-16-2021, 12:46 PM   #2
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We stay in Colter Bay they have pull thur.also thing start closing down in September so check your campgrounds
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Old 06-16-2021, 01:54 PM   #3
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Here's the boating information for the park. I think you'll have to get a campsite big enough for all your equipment.

https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/boat.htm
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Old 06-17-2021, 10:18 AM   #4
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Thanks all for the prompt replies! Got in contact with the marina at Colter Bay through Grand Teton Lodge Company, the concessionaires for the park. They said a person can park a boat on trailer of my size in the parking lot at the visitors center for a max of 3 days. Certainly takes a load off my mind knowing that. Yeah, oh no We were up there in '17 mid Sept. tent camping and disappointed having no lake view sites available. Was told they start rolling up the campsite loops for the winter starting with the ones closest to the lake (most senic) and working toward the main road. Visitors center was also closed as was the cafeteria but that wasn't what we were there for anyway. Sad that you go during off season to avoid being crowded but still can't avoid having to camp right next to someone else. Still looking forward to the trip though and will be boondocking most of it!
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