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Lizard Creek Campground

Grand Teton National Park

Targhee/Teton Area, Wyoming

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  • Taking a stroll along Jackson Lake on the campground road.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • A small boat launch.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium).- Lizard Creek Campground
  • The Campfire Circle, where park rangers lead talks.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • A path down to the beach, which is south of the boat launch.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Heading down to the water.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • A great little beach at Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Parking for three tent sites.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Each site allows one tent and one car.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Heavily wooded areas around Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • A typical campsite at Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Picnic tables are offered at each site.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • A typical site at Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Because there are no generators allowed in half of the sites, the campground stays pretty quiet.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • A typical site at Lizard Creek Campground.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • There is a 30-foot limit on vehicles.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • The views across are normally stunning, but summer wildfire season has the potential to cloud views with smoke.- Lizard Creek Campground
  • - Lizard Creek Campground
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Pros: 
Near the lake. Less crowded than others in the park.
Cons: 
On the far northern edge of the park. No reservations.
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Region:
Targhee/Teton Area, WY
Managed by: 
NPS
Pets allowed: 
Yes, with restrictions
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Summer, Fall
Reservations possible: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Campground Description

Campground Description

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Lizard Creek Campground is the last stop on the way from Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone. This makes it the most likely place to find a spot during the busy season. Its distant location, lack of RV hookups, and restriction of vehicles over 30 feet long keep it under the radar.

This first-come, first-served campground does not take reservations, just like the other major campgrounds in the park. Located right on the shore of Jackson Lake, it offers many fun nearby activities. Paddle or stand-up paddleboard on the lake before supper and take in an educational talk from a park ranger at the amphitheater after dessert. There are a ton of wildflowers, bear boxes for food storage, toilets and camp sinks, and picnic tables at each site.

There are 60 tent sites in total, and the grounds are open from mid-June to early September. Most of the sites are up set away from the lake, but several are not too far from the water and have great views of the Tetons. Swimming is allowed, but do not bathe. Make sure you are bear aware and do not keep any food in your tent or on your clothes. Weather can change in an instant here, so be ready.

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