The Lizard Creek Campground is located in the northern portion of Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) and provides a convenient basecamp for campers taking day trips to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. This 60-site campground sits on the northern shore of Jackson Lake and offers access to the lake waters and views of the northern Teton Mountain Range. The area is frequented by various park wildlife, large and small as well as a variety of bird species. This Campground is normally one of the last campgrounds to open and first to close for the season in the park and can often see quickly changing weather patterns. The Lizard Creek Campground provides the perfect location for visitors to GTNP looking to avoid the crowds and who don’t need more than the basic amenities.
The campground offers tent camping and pull-in/back-in sites for RVs or trailers up to 25ft. Nearly half of the sites are walk-in tent sites which provide for a more uniquely private and dispersed camping experience than found at other campgrounds in GTNP. The facility is equipped with three conveniently located comfort stations which provide flush toilets and camper sinks. Potable water can be found dispersed regularly throughout the campground. All sites have picnic tables, fire rings and bear-proof food storage boxes. Site parking pads, areas for tents and distance from parking pad to campsites can vary greatly in size. When making a reservation please utilize site photographs and dimensions to ensure a proper fit for your recreational vehicle and party. The campground provides trash collection and recycling receptacles. Campers can find ice and firewood for purchase at the campground office.
The maximum stay permitted at Lizard Creek Campground is 14 nights, and the maximum cumulative stay between all park campgrounds is 30 nights.
A maximum of 2 campsites can be reserved per customer per night.
A maximum sliding window of up to 7 days can be reserved beyond the 6 month rolling window.
Day of reservations are allowed at this campsite through recreation.gov, but not on a first-come, first-served basis at the campground itself.
Discounts must be applied at time of securing reservation.
This is bear country! Food and bear attractants must not be left unattended at any time (ie, coolers, trash, beverage containers, cooking utensils, health and beauty aids, etc.). All food or attractants must be stored in a hard-sided vehicle or in your site’s provided bear-proof storage box when not being consumed or prepared.
Camping accomodations are pet friendly. However, pets cannot be left unattended and are always required to be under control, and on a six-foot leash. Dog runners and pens are not allowed. All pet food and bowls must be treated as a bear attractant and must be properly stored and cannot be left unattended. Please review Campground & National Park Pet Regulations. https://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/pets.htm
Check-out time is 11 am, Check-in time begins at 12pm. Quiet hours are enforced from 10pm until 7am.
The maximum length for a trailer or RV is 25 feet. Parking dimensions vary widely at this campground, please take care when making reservations, to ensure that the site you are reserving will accomodate your equipment. Parking is allowed only in designated parking areas or site pads. Moving barrier logs is prohibited. All vehicles must fit completely on parking pads. Vehicles protruding into roadway will not be accepted. If travelling with a trailer or 5th wheel and the combined length of the towing vehicle and trailer/5th wheel is greater than the length of the driveway, the trailer/5th wheel will have to be diconnected in order to fit in the campsite. In these instances, campers must reserve a "Double Driveway" parking spot or a driveway wide enough to accommodate both the trailer and the vehicle.
Generators are permitted, in the first loop only (sites 48-63) between the hours of 8a.m. and 8p.m. and cannot be left unattended.
Maximum one vehicle per site.
Maximum two tents per site.
Maximum of six occupants per site. This rule is strictly enforced, as we are a smaller campground. If you desire to book a campsite that will accommodate larger groups or gatherings of more than 6 people, please explore options at other campgrounds in the area.
Water Hookup Fee: The Utility fee is imposed on all lodging and camping products to defer the higher cost of providing water and sewer in the remote locations in which we operate. The amount of this fee is determined by taking the difference in the cost of providing these services less the comparable cost of similar services in local areas. This fee is reviewed annually and approved by the National Park Service.
Fires may not be left unattended and must be contained within the provided fire ring. Fires may be prohibited based upon local restrictions during seasons with elevated fire danger.
Only dead and downed wood may be collected. Chainsaws are prohibited.
Parking is allowed only in designated parking areas or site pads. Moving barrier logs is prohibited. All vehicles must fit completely on parking pads. Vehicles protruding into roadway will not be accepted.
All sites must be left in a clean and welcoming state for the incoming campers with all fires dead out and fire rings free of bear attractants.
Roadways are narrow at this campground and backing into certain sites can be difficult. Please look at the pictures provided and read all warnings and need to know info about your site.
The Lizard Creek Campground sits slightly elevated from Jackson Lake on Fonda Point in the northern portion of Grand Teton National Park. Offering sweeping views of the northern Teton Mountain Range; looking south from the lakeshore. It is surrounded by a predominantly lodgepole pine and spruce forest. The campground is frequented by various park wildlife including red fox, coyotes, bears and mule deer to name a few. Often bald eagles and osprey are found perched amongst the lake shore trees as they search the lake waters. To protect the park wildlife and fellow campers, proper food storage is enforced and regularly monitored.
The Lizard Creek Campground offer’s a convenient location to access to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The South Entrance of Yellowstone is located only 11 miles north. Leek’s Pizzeria is located 7 miles south and offers indoor and outdoor dining with handmade pizza and sandwich offerings. Colter Bay located 8 miles south offers an expanded grocery store, as well as public showers and laundromat. The town of Jackson, Wyoming is located 55 miles south and offers many dining and shopping options as well as galleries, museums, tourist attractions, movie theaters, medical facilities, auto mechanics, and much more. Not having larger facilities nearby provides for a quieter and slower paced atmosphere than other locations in the park.
The campground is a popular location for park visitors looking for access to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks . Hiking is one of the parks’ most popular activities. While no hiking trails leave directly from the campground proper, several trails can be found at Colter Bay located 7 miles south, and in Yellowstone located 8 miles north.
Another popular activity at the Lizard Creek Campground is recreating on Jackson Lake. This large alpine lake stretches nearly 7 miles wide and 15 miles long, with a maximum depth of over 400 feet. Water temperatures generally vary from 50-70 degrees during the campground’s season. The campground provides convenient access for trout fishing and canoe/kayak use. Many campers can be found cooling off on the shores of Jackson Lake. Lizard Creek Campground does not have a boat ramp. Boat ramp access is available at Signal Mountain lodge as well as kayake, canoe and motor boat rentals at the Signal Mountain Lodge marina. In addition, Signal Mountain Lodge offers guided fishing trips on Jackson Lake and scenic float trips on the Snake River, contact the Signal Mountain Lodge front desk for more information.
Photography and sightseeing are other popular focuses for campers staying at the Lizard Creek Campground. The location provides a unique perspective of the lake and mountains for sunrise and sunset photographs. The area offers numerous great opportunities for landscape and nightscape photography, often with the bonus for wildlife shots. This is a great spot to spend your “rest” day away from the crowds.
Please see recreation.gov Rules and Reservations Policies page for detailed information. https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies
PO Box #50 Moran WY 83013
Lizard Creek Rd. Moran WY 83013
For campground inquiries, please call: 307-543-2831 & 307-543-0997
Heading north from Jackson on US 26/89/191, turn left (west) at Moran Junction. Travel north on US 89/191/287, 18 miles (29 km) to the Lizard Creek Campground sign, turn left (west) into the campground. Heading south from Yellowstone on US 89/191/287, continue 11 miles (18 km) and turn right (west) at the Lizard Creek Campground sign continuing into the campground.