Atherton Creek Campground

Area Status: 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

Operational Hours: Campground will have water turned off, bathrooms locked, and no more trash service after closure date.  However, the gate will not be closed, and campground can still be used for no fee when all amenities are turned off.  If any amenities are left on, fees will still be collected.  Check the Kiosk at the campground for more information. 
Reservations: There are no reservations 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: $20/Night for single site, $40/ Night for double site, 20 sites. No reservations. $10 fee for extra 2nd vehicle, no more than 2 vehicles/ site.
Open Season: - 09/30/2023
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Bear Food Storage and Sanitation Order No: 04-00-104  
Closest Towns:
  • Jackson, Wyoming (21.1 miles)
  • Kelly, Wyoming (7.6 miles)
  • Moran, Wyoming (37.8 miles)
Water: 4 Water Hydrants, Threaded Spigots
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'  


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.

Approximate travel details from the Town of Jackson: 21 miles, 32 minutes.

General Notes:

Atherton Campground Layout










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Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Lake and Pond Fishing

Viewing Wildlife


Boating - Motorized

Boating - Non-Motorized



Camping trailer:
Picnic tables:
Tent camping:
Fee charged for some activities: There is a $15/night charge for camping
Boat ramp:
Drinking water: