In 2011 we embarked on an ambitious two week RV journey through Wyoming and Montana. We had never done an RV vacation and had never been to Wyoming before. We spent about a month researching where to stay which aided in crafting our journey. Though we had to adjust our travels due to bad planning on our part we found some good transitional places along our drive, as well as, a beautiful RV park south of the Grand Tetons. Here’s where we stayed.
KOA – Rawlins, WY
We’ve found that KOA’s are great for one night stays when you are in route to your destination. This KOA was located in the southern part of Wyoming and for us was a perfect stop after driving all day from Grand Island Nebraska. Originally we had not planned on staying here because we thought we would have made it to our planned stopped of Dubois, however this was a welcome place to rest for the night. The campground is right off the highway (so as a destination we wouldn’t recommend, but for one night it was fine). KOA’s are a major campground chain, and this one was fairly open, and not crowded.
The Longhorn Ranch – Dubois, WY
Located about 90 minutes south of Grand Teton National Park. The Longhorn Ranch has both a lodge and and and RV park. Our site was right along the Snake River with a beautiful backdrop of the mountains. Down the road is the lovely town of DuBois. Small western town (with a great coffee shop). Great location. We stayed here for a few days. Great place to just chill out by the river.
Colter Bay Campground – Grand Teton National Park, WY
Right in the heart of the Grand Tetons. We were originally going to stay at one of the other smaller campgrounds but ended up getting in here (walk-up request). Our campsite was right on the end of the road (which was great).
This is a very large (and crowded campsite) but we were only here for one night. We were a few hundred feet from Jackson Lake which was not visible from our campground, but just a short walking distance from our site. At around dusk, people starting gathering at the lake to watch a momma moose with two babies. It was a such a cool site to see.