If you stay in developed campgrounds in the parks, the outdoor life is pretty civilized. You'll have running water and, in most cases, flush toilets, plus there are opportunities to meet fellow campers.

  • Jenny Lake Campground: Situated near the edge of the lake from which it takes its name, Jenny Lake Campground is nestled among spruce and fir trees just a short walk away from the South Jenny Lake area. It’s the perfect place to spend the night if you plan to hike around the lake to Hidden Falls or up Cascade Canyon the next day. Get there early, though: It’s a highly desirable place to pitch a tent, and its first-come, first-serve sites fill quickly. 

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