Atherton Creek Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Atherton Campground Trail Sign

Atherton Creek Campground is located on Lower Slide Lake.  This is a beautiful and quiet camping location where you can quickly and easily get away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, but still access those places in less than 30 minutes if you wish.  The road access is paved up to the campground and winds through aspen stands with gorgeous views of the Gros Ventre River.  Boat and fishing access are excellent for Lower Slide Lake, allowing for great trout fishing and peaceful evenings floating around looking for wildlife. 

At a Glance

Reservations: There are no reservations needed for this campground, all of the Bridger-Teton campgrounds are on a "First come, first served basis."
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $12/Night for single unit, 20 sites. No reservations required.   
Open Season: Campground generally opens by Thursday the week before Memorial Day
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Bear Food Storage and Sanitation Order No: 04-00-104  
Closest Towns:
  • Jackson, Wyoming
  • Moose, Wyoming
Water: 4 Water Hydrants
Restroom: 3 Double Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information


It is handicapped accessible. 

RV Size Accommodations for Atherton Creek Campground  
Site # RV Lenght (in feet) Notes:
1 26' Pull Through
2 22'  
3 22'  
4 26'  
5 26'  
6 26'  
7   Host Site
8 24'  
9 26'  
10 24'  
11 26'  
12 28'  
13 22'  
14 22'  
15 24'  
16 24'  
17 26'  
18 26'  
19 30'  
20 26'  
21 22'  
22 22'  


Atherthon Campground      

Starting from the Town of Jackson, Wyoming, head North on United States Highway 189 (US-189 same as North Cache Street) traveling about 7 miles, then make a right turn onto Lower Gros Ventre Road for about 8 miles, you will be passing through the town of Kelly, Wyoming, then make a right on Gros Ventre River Road (Forest Road 30400). Travel on the Gros Ventre River Road for approximately 6 miles where you will see signage for Atherton Creek Campground on the right. 

  • Travel details from the Town of Jackson: 21 miles, 32 minutes (approximate estimates)

Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps: Forest Service Road Maps and Publications.

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Boat ramp
Camping trailer
Picnic tables
Fee charged for some activities There is a $12/night charge for camping
Tent camping
Drinking water
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