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CAMPGROUND NAME: Atherton Creek

VISIT DATE: 07/11/2000

UPDATE DATE: 9/24/2013

STATE: Wyoming

REGION: Intermountain

RANGER DISTRICT: Jackson

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Jackson

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Jackson, WY, take US Rt. 89/191 north 6.1 miles to Gros Ventre 
Junction sign.  Turn right at sign and go 8.8 miles to a Gros Ventre 
Rd. sign.  Turn right at sign and go 6 miles to campground sign.  
Turn right at sign into campground.

NOTE:  The last 6 miles are paved but rough.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 7,000 ft.

NOTE: The Moose Visitor Center of the Grand Teton National Park is 13 
miles from campground.

The campground, located on the north shore of Lower Slide Lake, is 
composed of one loop and two spurs.  Most of the campsites, which are 
terraced above the boat ramp, have a view of the lake as well as the 
slide that formed the lake.  The campsites in either spur have the 
shorter parking aprons, while the loop has the campground pull-thru 
sites.  Campsites on the top of the loop tend to be longer.  Only two 
campsites, at the bottom of the loop are on the lakeshore.  It might 
be possible to informally moor a camper's boat at these sites.  Aspen 
and willow provide some shade while sage and grass give the campsite 
a pleasant understory.  However, it is separation rather than vegetation 
that provides excellent privacy.  The drive along Gros Ventre Red, along 
the river by the same name, is scenic.  The remnants of Ernie Wright's 
homestead, used in the 1953 western movie, "Shane," can be seen on Gros 
Ventre Rd. at GPS N43 38.633, W110 36.283.  It is five miles west of 
campground.  The campground is convenient to Jackson, WY, the National 
Elk Refuge, and Grand Teton National Park.

A possible day trip is a drive further up the Gros Ventre Rd which is 
gravel from the campground's entrance onward.

This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques.  Some 
bear proof boxes are scattered throughout campground.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: No

Seasonal Comment:
Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 30.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: $12 per day
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 0
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 21
   
   Total Sites: 21

Tent Pads: Yes
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 21
No. Grilles on Sites: 21
Equestrian Camping: 

RV INFORMATION
No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0
No. Water and Electric Only: 0
No. Water Only: 0
No. Electric Only: 0

No. RV Pull Throughs: 0
Waste Station: No
Potable Water at Waste Station: No 
Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 40'

Comments:
The parking aprons are gravel.  A dump, with potable water, is available 
for a fee at the Grand Teton National Park's Gros Ventre campground.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3
  No. Threaded: 3

Comments:
There is a threaded spigot at the fee board making it convenient for 
filling fresh water tanks

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Lower Slide Lake is 700 acres.

HIKING No

FISHING	
Lake, Brook, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout and Whitefish

CAMPGROUND NAME: Curtis Canyon VISIT DATE: 07/13/2000 UPDATE DATE: 9/24/2013 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Jackson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Jackson RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Jackson, WY, at intersection of US Rt. 89/Broadway and State Rt. 22/Buffalo Way, take Broadway east 2.4 miles to Curtis Canyon campground sign at Nelson Dr. and entrance to the National Elk Refuge. Turn left at the sign onto gravel road, leading into the National Elk Refuge and go 4.7 miles to an intersection and campground sign. Turn right at the sign and go 2.7 miles to another campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: The last 3 miles of road before campground are narrow, rough and rocky. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,000 ft. NOTE: The Moose Visitor Center of the Grand Teton National Park is 20 miles north of campground. The campground, located between the National Elk Refuge and Gros Ventre Wilderness along a Douglas fir-covered ridge, is more tent than RV friendly. One camping site has a magnificent view of the Teton Range while the rest are tucked into mature Douglas fir trees. The understory is grass and there is no privacy between sites. The campground is convenient to Jackson, WY, the National Elk Refuge and the Grand Teton National Park. Firewood is provided for a fee. The Curtis Canyon viewpoint, located just before the campground's entrance, offers panoramic views of the National Elk Refuge and Jackson Hole. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Some low overhead tree branches limit sites for RVs. The parking apron angles are awkward limiting travel trailer use to very few camping sites. Not recommended for medium to large RVs or trailers. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING No

CAMPGROUND NAME: East Table Creek VISIT DATE: 07/17/2000 UPDATE DATE: 3/1/2012 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Jackson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hoback Junction RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Hoback Junction, WY, take US Rt. 26/89 south 10.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. NOTE: (1) The Granite Entrance Station to Grand Teton National Park is 34 miles north of campground; and (2) although part of the Targhee National Forest, this campground is administered by the Jackson Ranger District of the Teton National Forest. The campground, located along the banks of the Snake River in the Snake River Canyon, is a single loop through a grove of Engelmann spruce and Lodgepole pine. Some camping sites overlook the river and provide carry-down access for rafts and kayaks. Some widely spaced sites offer good privacy but traffic noise from US Rt. 26/89 is distracting. The camping sites closest to the river are close together and have little privacy. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 17 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 17 No. Grilles on Sites: 17 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 52' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. There is an RV waste station available at the Chevron gas station at the intersection of US Rt. 26/89 and US Rt. 189/191 in Alpine Junction, WY. There is no fee and no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 6 No. Threaded: 4 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Commercial outfitters are available for rafting trips on the Snake River. Contact the Jackson Ranger District Office for information. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Granite Creek VISIT DATE: 07/16/2000 UPDATE DATE: 5/15/2013 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Jackson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hoback Junction RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Hoback Junction, WY, take US Rt. 191/189 south 11.3 miles to Granite Recreation Area sign. Turn left at sign onto dirt road and go 8.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. NOTE: The last 8.7 miles can be rough with serious washboarding of the dirt roadway GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,700 ft. The Moose Visitor Center of Grand Teton National Park is 50 miles north of campground. The campground is composed of three loops (A, B, and C) located along Granite Creek. Loop A has the most open campsites with little shade and a sagebrush and grass understory. Separation rather than vegetation provides fair to good privacy between sites. Many of the sites in Loop A have a 270 degree view of the surrounding mountains and the Gros Ventre Wilderness. Loops B and C are nicely shaded by a pleasant mixture of Douglas fir, Engelmann Spruce and other conifers. There is little understory or middlestory providing minimal privacy between camping sites. Some camping sites in Loop C overlook the creek while some in Loop B have spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains. An interpretive program is provided each weekend at the amphitheater. Granite Falls is a short walk north of the campground. About 0.7 miles north of the campground is the Granite Hot Springs Pool. This is a hot springs oasis built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1933. The pool's temperature ranges from 93 degrees in the summer to 112 degrees in the winter. The pool is excellent for the whole family for swimming - a fee is charged. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. Bear proof food lockers can be found scattered throughout the campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 30. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 51 Total Sites: 51 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 51 No. Grilles on Sites: 51 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 6 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. Campground's interior road can be rough with numerous potholes. There is an RV waste station available at the Chevron gas station at the intersection of US Rt. 26/89 and US Rt. 189/191 in Alpine Junction, WY. There is no fee and no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 10 No. Threaded: 6 WATER SPORTS Wading is possible in Granite Creek and see General Comments. HIKING The campground is convenient to the Granite Creek Trail which provides access to the Gros Ventre Wilderness and a network of trails. FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hoback VISIT DATE: 07/17/2000 UPDATE DATE: 8/9/2013 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Jackson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hoback Junction RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Hoback Junction, WY, take US Rt. 191/189 south 7.8 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 6,225 ft. NOTE: The Granite Entrance to Grand Teton National Park is 31 miles north of campground. The campground stretches out along the Hoback River and US Rt. 191/189. Some camping sites off the turn-around are on a flat dotted with spruce trees. Sage and wild roses provide a fragrant understory. There is light traffic noise. Some camping sites have access to the river with one site overlooking the river. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $15 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 46' Comments: The parking aprons are paved. There is an RV waste station available at the Chevron gas station at the intersection of US Rt. 26/89 and US Rt. 189/191 in Alpine Junction, WY. There is no fee and no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Station Creek VISIT DATE: 07/17/2000 UPDATE DATE: 3/1/2012 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Jackson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hoback Junction RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Hoback Junction, WY, take US Rt. 26 West/89 South 12.5 miles to campground sign. Turn left into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,800 ft. The campground stretches along a ridge above the Snake River in a dense stand of Lodgepole pine. The sounds of the river and traffic noise are heard throughout the campground. The parking aprons to the right of the entrance are wider, while the aprons to the left are longer. The camping sites to the right of the entrance have less privacy than those to the left which have a thicker middlestory of young trees and shrubs. The campground is convenient to a number of raft/kayak put-in locations. Check the fee station bulletin board for interpretive programs. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. NOTE: Although part of the Targhee National Forest, this campground is administered by the Jackson Ranger District of the Teton National Forest. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 10 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 15 Total Sites: 15 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 15 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 44' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. There is an RV waste station available at the Chevron gas station at the intersection of US Rt. 26/89 and US Rt. 189/191 in Alpine Junction, WY. There is no fee and no potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 4 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None Comments: Commercial outfitters are available for rafting trips on the Snake River. Contact the Jackson Ranger District Office for information. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Turpin Meadow VISIT DATE: 06/30/2000 UPDATE DATE: 3/1/2012 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Buffalo NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Jackson RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Jackson, WY, take US Rt. 26/89 north 29.6 miles to intersection of US Rt. 26/287 and US Rt. 26/89 at Moran, WY. Continue straight, staying on US Rt. 26/287, and go 3.5 miles to Buffalo Valley Rd. sign. Turn left at sign onto Buffalo Valley Rd. and go 9.9 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign onto a gravel road and go 0.3 miles to campground. NOTE: An alternative is to go 43 miles north on US Rt. 26/287 to Forest Rt. 30050. Turn left onto Rt. 30050 (dirt) and go 5 miles to campground. The primary route is preferred because only 0.3 miles is gravel. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 7,300 ft. NOTE: The Moran Entrance Station to Grand Teton National Park is 15 miles west of campground. The campground, near the Buffalo River and within a mile of the Teton Wilderness' southern side, is located next to the parking areas for the Turpin and Clear Creek trail heads. Most of the camping sites are in the open with Lodgepole pines providing limited shade. Horses are permitted in the campground with each site provided with a hitching rail. Corrals are also available at the trail heads. Certified weed-free hay is required. There are numerous dude ranches and outfitters nearby that provide activities such as day-rides and cookouts. Fire wood is available for a fee. This is bear country; practice safe food storage techniques. There are bear-proof food containers at each camping site. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $10 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 16 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 18 Total Sites: 18 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 18' X 55' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and rocky. There is an RV waste station at the Grand Teton Park (private) 2.5 miles east of Buffalo Valley Rd. on US Rt. 26/287. The fee is $10 and there is potable water. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots: 2 No. Threaded: 1 WATER SPORTS - None HIKING Turpin Trail #3047 (foot & horse) Clear Creek Trail #3045 (foot & horse) Both trails access a network of trails in the Teton Wilderness. FISHING Golden, Cutthroat and Brook trout

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wolf Creek VISIT DATE: 03/11/2010 UPDATE DATE: 3/2/2012 STATE: Wyoming REGION: Intermountain RANGER DISTRICT: Jackson NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Hoback Junction RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Hoback Junction, WY, take US Rts. 26 West/89 South 15.3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 5,500 feet. NOTE: (1) The Granite Entrance Station to Grand Teton National Park is 36.8 miles north of campground. (2) This campground came on-line after the authors' visit. All information was provided by the Teton National Forest, Jackson Ranger District office. The campground with its three unnamed loops is where Wolf Creek meets the Snake River. Along a ridge above the Snake River in a stand of Lodgepole pine and Douglas fir, the campground is separated from the River by the highway. The newest developed campground along this part of the river, it is naturally sunny. A half-mile trail connects the campground to an overlook but there is no direct access to the Snake River. However, the campground is convenient to a number of raft and kayak put-in locations. Check the fee station bulletin board for interpretive programs. This is bear country; practise safe food storage techniques. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open Thursday before Memorial Day through September 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $12 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 10 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 1 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 20 Total Sites: 21 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: No No. Tables on Sites: 21 No. Grilles on Sites: 21 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 2 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station with no potable water is available for no fee at the Chevron gas station, intersection of US Rt. 26/89 and US Rt. 189/191 in Alpine Junction, WY. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 0 WATER SPORTS Commercial outfitters are available for rafting and kayaking trips on the Snake River. Contact the Jackson Ranger District office for information. HIKING - No FISHING Rainbow, Cutthroad and Brook trout




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