While all camping zones provide a memorable overnight experience, the Death Canyon Shelf stands above the rest. Situated high on the skyline above Death Canyon, the Death Canyon Shelf Camping Zone allows for 16 groups to disperse camp in the area. Gain the permit to do so, and camping on the Death Canyon Shelf provides unreal elevated views of scenic Death Canyon, as well as unforgettable sunsets on the not-so-distant peak of Grand Teton.
5 Teton Canyon Campground
Located just over the state line into Wyoming, on the outskirts of the western edge of Grand Teton National Park, the Teton Canyon Campground can only be accessed through the small city of Driggs, Idaho. Alongside the partial and inviting views of the Teton Range, there are 20 non-electric sites available, all sharing access to vault toilets and potable water, and best suited for cars and small trailers. Other common guests at the Teton Canyon Campground include moose, bear, and deer. Each campsite at Teton Canyon comes with a food-storage locker that campers are required to use. The biggest draw here is the quick access to some of the best hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park, including entrance into the Alaskan Basin and the Teton Crest Trail.
6 Colter Bay Campground
Located on the shores of Jackson Lake in the northern region of Grand Teton National Park, Colter Bay Campground offers more than 300 campsites through the Grand Teton Lodge Company concessionaire. Split between tent sites and RV-designated parking spots, most of the campsites at Colter Bay are non-electric, and all provide access to potable water and any one of twenty-two modern bathroom facilities. With close proximity to the Colter Bay Village and Colter Bay Marina, campers here are only a short walk from showers; laundry service; a general store; and numerous outlets for adventure, including boat rentals, chuck wagon rides, and guided fishing tours.