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Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park (Camping tips!)

Enjoy the gorgeous Teton mountains and go see the most amazing National Park in the world!

by petrahellmanAbout Me:Hey! Im 25-year-old woman, originally from Finland, and I love traveling more than anything. I would say I am a full time traveler now, nomad, always chasing the sun. I have been living abroad for 5 years now and 2020 we bought a piece of ... read more

North AmericaUnited States7 days / July 2019

Highs & Lows

Take the Tram to the top of the ski resort. You can see the whole valley and snake river from there!

Summer nights were unexpectedly cold! Take many blankets.

Itinerary Overview

Jackson Hole is just like the movies! It is the only real cowboy town I have ever been. We bought an awesome old van for camping which was a great idea. Easiest way to go place to place in Jackson is a car so renting is recommended. 

Jackson is one of my favorite places where for camping.  The wilderness there is untouched and you can experience true wildlife. One of the reasons I fell in love with Jackson is the isolated camping spots. We never had anyone else camping in the same place as us.

You can see the wildlife undisturbed by other people and there are a large variety of animals to choose from that are hard to see anywhere else.

Yellowstone is only a 45min drive from Jackson.

I could have spent twice as much time in Yellowstone than we did. The geo thermal activity there is unique with lots of geysers and hot springs. Every place where we stopped I could not believe my eyes, no wonder it is one of the most famous and amazing National Parks in the world. Yellowstone has a ring road around the park that gives you access to its many attractions. The drive around the park is so beautiful! You can also find camping spots all over the park and also just outside the boarders. When we went there the park was so busy we didn't find any camping spot and he had to drive very far. Be smart and go book the spot in the early morning! I myself cant wait to go back to explore this National Park. We walked there every day, the whole day and still I feel like it wasn't enough!

Remember to keep your eyes open for the wildlife! We saw a grizzly bear on the way to the park !

  • 2 Nights: Jackson
    Wildlife and nature
  • 1 Night: Curtis Canyon Campground
    Mountain view
  • 1 Night: Granite Hot Springs & Camp
    Hot springs, waterfall
  • 3 Nights: Yellowstone National Park
    Geysers, hot springs and wildlife

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    Jackson Hole Town: Merry Piglets for a good Mexican food Spring Greek Ranch for expensive dinner with nice view. We enjoyed bison stake there which was amazing.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Go to the lovely cowboy clothing stores and buy yourself cowboy boots and a hat so you will fit better to this town style! (Believe me, you see real cowboys everywhere!)

  • Packing tips?

    Its very warm during the days and cold at night!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Rent a car!

  • Any surprises?

    When we fly to Jackson, biggest thing what surprised me was the amazing view from a plain window. If you want to see gorgeous rocky mountains, make sure you have the window seat for yourself!