Grand Teton National Park offers great intimacy with the outdoors. Alpine enthusiasts will love the wildflower-strewn meadows, and no matter where you roam - or camp - the splendor of the majestic Tetons will leave you awestruck. Our top picks for campgrounds offer something for every traveler. For more options, visit nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/campgrounds.htm
INSIDE THE PARK
Jenny Lake. Although sites fill by 8 a.m. each day, early risers are rewarded with Teton views and easy access to the park's main hiking hub. 49 individual campsites and 10 sites designated for hikers and bicyclists. May-Sep. No RVs; on-site convenience store, $19/night. gtlc.com or 800/628-9988.
Lizard Creek. A quiet area that attracts visitors seeking solitude, Lizard Creek blankets a forested peninsula along the north shore of Jackson Lake. 60 sites Jun-Aug; $18/night. foreverlodging.com or 800/672-6012.
Signal Mountain. Camp here for stellar views of Jackson Lake; it's a prime sunset spot, and there are good boating facilities. 86 sites May-Oct; $20. Nearby marina, grocery store, and restaurant. foreverlodging.com or 800/672-6012.
OUTSIDE THE PARK
Atherton Creek. Within the Bridger-Teton National Forest, about 15 miles southeast of the park, the lovely campground is on the shores of Slide Lake. 21 sites May-Sept; $12. 307/739-5500.
Curtis Canyon. Seven miles northeast of Jackson, the hillside campground lies just below 7,000 feet and affords valley views of the Tetons and the National Elk Refuge area next door. There's terrific hiking nearby. 11 sites May-Sep; $12. 307/739-5500.
Hoback. Eight miles southeast of Hoback Junction, the shady sites are scattered along the Hoback River. Hike into the Cliff Creek
area from here.
13 sites May 20-Sep 30; $15. 307/739-5500.