Flagg Ranch Village Area
2 miles from the south entrance to Yellowstone; 5 miles from the northern boundary of Grand Teton
This sleepy outpost on the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway had plenty of excitement in 2016, when the fast-moving Berry Fire forced an evacuation of the lodge and closed the road. Luckily, all lodge properties escaped unburned, but scorched trunks now dominate in some patches of surrounding forest. Still, the complex just off the Snake River remains an inviting getaway—or a convenient place to grab a snack and fill your gas tank in between the two parks.
Colter Bay Village Area
11 miles from the park’s northern boundary; 10 miles from the Moran (east) entrance
This complex of lodging, dining, shopping, and activities on Jackson Lake is one of the most happening spots in the park. Looking to launch your kayak, pick up groceries, take a swim, sign up for a guided activity, or chat with a ranger? Colter Bay Village has you covered. There’s even a bit of culture in the form of the visitor center’s small Indian Arts Gallery.
Signal Mountain Area
15 miles from the north entrance; 9 miles from the Moran (east) entrance
Shoring up the southeastern corner of Jackson Lake, the Signal Mountain complex offers a campground, marina, guided activities, and a general store. The scenic drive up 7,727-foot Signal Mountain takes off a bit to the south.
Jenny Lake Area
28 miles from the northern boundary; 17 miles from the Moran (east) entrance; 16 miles from the south entrance
The south end of lovely Jenny Lake hosts a visitor center, grocery store, and the launching point for the shuttle boat to Inspiration Point. Jenny Lake Lodge, the area’s only hotel, is tucked away just north of the lake.
36 miles south of the northern boundary; 18 miles from the Moran (east) entrance; 8 miles south of Jenny Lake
The Dornan’s area just west of Moose Junction serves as a mini-village: Here, you’ll find a couple of restaurants; shops specializing in fly-fishing, mountaineering and paddling gear; a whitewater rafting outfitter; groceries; and a wine shop. Just east, on Mormon Row, several ranch buildings dating back to the early twentieth century still squat where early Mormon settlers established a small community.
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