A stay in Jackson Hole offers something for everyone. Your time in the Tetons will be marked by the serene to the extreme, from connecting to the cowboy spirit and unsurpassed outdoor recreation and adventure, to exploring two national parks. With all of this available, you’re bound to discover a wealth of things to do. There’s a good reason the Jackson Hole locals all look so fit—outdoor recreation opportunities abound here. Jackson Hole has an enviable role as a playground year-round. From skiing and hiking impressively vertical mountains, to river rafting, snowmobiling and biking, from fishing to horseback riding, our big mountains, flowing rivers, mountain lakes and miles of pathways offer endless chances to recreate. Although it’s a small mountain town, Jackson Hole is nonetheless the site for numerous events and festivals throughout the year that draw countless numbers of people from around the world to experience happenings both big and small. Some of those events include the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, plus the World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb and road races like the Grand Teton Half-Marathon, Jackson Hole Marathon and LOTOJA 210-mile interstate bike race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson. We host large-scale music events such as the Targhee Bluegrass Festival, Jackson Hole Rendezvous music festival and Grand Teton Music Festival. Other events include WinterFest, Jackson Hole ElkFest and Antler Auction and the Mountain Man Rendezvous during Old West Days in Jackson Hole. And every year ends with torchlight parades and fireworks above the ski resorts.
“A journey is like a marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
– John Steinbeck
HEADWATERS CAMPGROUND AT FLAGG RANCH
It is next impossible to beat this location if you’re looking for a place to camp while visiting two fantastic National Parks. The Headwaters Campground is located in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, right in between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and only a few miles from each. Surrounded by stunning mountains and valleys, the campground features 24-hour showers, laundry facilities, tent sites, and pull-through RV sites with full hook-ups (including 20, 30, and 50 amp electricity). Each site has a fire pit and a picnic table. The only thing missing is some tall tales, which you’ll have to make up yourself.
TETON CANYON CAMPGROUND
Teton Canyon Campground is located in beautiful Teton Canyon at an elevation of approximately 6,500 feet. Driggs, Idaho is just 11 miles away. Hiking, backpacking and horseback riding are popular activities in this scenic region. The campground is situated along Teton Creek, with partial views of the nearby Teton Range. A dense forest of pine, spruce and fir covers half of the campground, providing nice shade. The other half of the campground is more open, with aspens and pines dotting the summer wildflower-filled meadows. A variety of wildlife makes its home in the area, including moose and deer.
JACKSON HOLE/SNAKE RIVER KOA
The Jackson Hole and Snake River Park KOA is the gateway to an outdoor paradise that includes Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Bridger Teton National Forest, and the Snake and Hoback Rivers. Enjoy guided whitewater rafting or scenic float trips that leave directly from the office and will surely be a vacation highlight. If you book with this KOA, you get a 10% discount off all river trips, horseback riding, wildlife tours, covered wagon steak dinner rides and fishing trips.