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Future Campground Recon Misson – Jackson Hole, WY

One of the things we often do when we travel is explore future camping spots. We can unhook the Airstream and head out in the truck to pre-travel the gravel, bumpy, dead-end roads to determine whether it's a good boondocking spot, a good campground with a nice view and posh amenties, or whatever else it is we might be looking for that particular day. So today (in our rental car) after we worked, went for a raft trip on the Snake River, then worked some more, we went out exploring in the Grand Teton National Park.

First, have I mentioned that this place is beautiful? Well, it is. 



Anyway. We checked out several campgrounds where the 27'FB would fit nicely. The first was Signal Mountain Campground


This campground has no hookups, and is first come first served. It has a dump station and water, and some great spots with nice lake views (around $20/night). Definitely want to come back here. Check out these views:



Then, we headed north toward Lizard Creek Campground. This campground also has no hookups (also first come first served, around $20/night), and closed in early September this year (and by closed, they mean closed). They take the sign down and the road is blocked, so we couldn't check it out properly. From the surroundings it looks like it might be great, so we just may try it out sometime. View might be something like this:


We then headed back south to check out Colter Bay. They have a main campground (no hookups, 300+ sites, first come first served, $20/night) and an RV park with full hookups that takes reservations ($56/night). Most spots in the main campground are wooded pull-throughs like this:



The RV park was great too. The spots are pretty and wooded, and, well, there were four Airstreams there. It's close to Jackson Lake, and there's a nice marina and protected bay with easy access to the lake. 


On the way back to town we saw a herd of bison, a herd of elk, and a trio of pronghorns.

Looking forward to our flight tomorrow morning. We plan to fly around the south end of the Tetons and stop in Driggs, Idaho for lunch at the Warbirds Cafe before heading back to Portland.

(Posted by Laura)