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Camping in Jackson Hole During Covid-19

Jackson Hole offers many opportunities to get outdoors and recreate but please remember that we are in the midst of a global pandemic. Please be considerate of the environment and thoughtful about the impacts on the communities you visit and the safety of your families and others.

By Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce | July 31st, 2020

Camping: a peaceful grounding escape for all who partake. We, like most everyone in and around Jackson Hole, love to camp. We do it to escape. We do it to come together. We do it to get a little closer to the things that are so often out of reach. This blog contains some essential resources and tips to maximize your ability to enjoy the restoring trip you've been dreaming of since March, safely.

Here are comprehensive maps and lists of developed and undeveloped campgrounds in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson/Moran area along with other helpful camping information. Developed campsites include tables, campfire grills, restrooms, food storage boxes, garbage service water, and more while undeveloped regions do not and require additional preparations.

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Keep it Intimate

Keep your friends close but your household closer. Camping with your household or family is the best way to go. If you sleep in the same house, you can sleep in the same tent. The larger your group, the higher the risk. If you choose to camp with people you do not live with or see often, don't share a tent. Distance your sleeping areas, keep camping gear and supplies separately.

Social Distancing Still Applies

Set your campsites up at least six feet apart. Keep your tent and eating areas as far away from other households or campsites as possible. If you share a campsite with a different household, try to keep placements around a campfire properly distanced and follow all campground rules or instructions. Lastly, bring a mask, and wear it when six feet can't be ensured.

Bring Your Own Food

Save food for yourself and only share with your household. Avoid potluck style meals and keep utensils and cookware separate.Don't forget we are in bear country! Keep all food items in secure locations when not in use.

Restroom Etiquette

Bring the hand soap and sanitizer. If you're camping in an RV, stick to using your private restroom and stray from public facilities. For those who don't have access to individual or public facilities, dig a hole at least 100 feet from any water source to bury human excrement. Never leave toilet paper on the ground or bury it. Treat all waste products and collect them correctly, storing with other garbage.

See this helpful, printable resource from the Bridger-Teton National Forest service "Key Practices for a Successful Camping Experience" for information on campfires, food, garbage, and waste storage.

*Please note that The Bridger-Teton National Forest is experiencing a significant increase in camping this summer, both at developed campgrounds and dispersed (undeveloped) campsites. Because of the spike in use, visitors are struggling to find Forest locations to camp.

The following designated dispersed camping areas are filling by mid-morning:

  • Spread Creek/Toppings
  • Shadow Mountain
  • Curtis Canyon

Dispersed campers should also consider the following options:

East of Moran:

  • Hatchet Road
  • Flagstaff Road

Gros Ventre area:

  • Ditch Creek
  • Slate Creek & beyond

South of Wilson on the Fall Creek Road

  • North Fork Fall Creek
  • Coburn Meadows
  • Pritchard Pass

Hoback Canyon & beyond:

  • Cliff Creek
  • North and South Fisherman's Creek

Larger vehicles and RVs should consider the following options:

  • Spread Creek gravel pit
  • State Lot on Togwotee Pass
  • Flagstaff Road
  • Slate Creek
  • Cliff Creek
  • North and South Fisherman’s Creek

Thank you for respecting our public lands and ensuring a safe experience for yourself and others.

For more on camping in Jackson, WY visit here.

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Looking for ways to cool off? Visit Canoeing & Kayaking, or boating.

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