100 Gros Ventre Campground Road, Kelly, WY 83011
Date Visited: October 2019, August 2020
Sites: A-63, BACK-IN, NO HOOKUPS; D-190 (unlevel), D-179 (Love it!), D-191, D-197, BACK-IN, ELECTRIC ONLY, 50 AMP
We paid: $60 per night for electric; $15.50 per night for no hookups
Review: This campground no longer operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so be sure to make reservations well in advance. D Loop is the only loop with electric, and there are 36 electric sites.
Before reservations, we went to Loop A for the first night, which is a lovely open loop with great views of the Teton Range, and periodic moose traveling through or near the campground. The campground roads have been repaved and are quite smooth on all the loops.
D-191 was a little tight for our car to be alongside the motorhome, but we managed fine. It was great to have electricity, especially because of the very cold weather in October.
When we stayed here in August 2020, we arrived at 11:30 a.m., and we weren’t sure we would get in. We made it just under the wire, and had an Electric site in D Loop (D-197). The roads have all been repaved, so it’s easy to travel through this campground now.
Sites in both loops were quite level, asphalt pads (exception was D-190, which was quite unlevel). Fresh water spigots were nearby at the bathrooms (we used the one in D loop to fill our water tank with an extra-long hose, but they don’t really want you to do this), and they have a dump station and water fill station just across from the campground office.
Every day in October we walked around or near the campground and saw moose. The Gros Ventre River is adjacent to the campground and seems to be a popular place for moose dating in the fall. August is not as good a time to see moose around the campground, though we did see a female walk through one morning. Gros Ventre is also a good location for driving to Antelope Flats, where we saw more moose, pronghorn and beautiful mountain views. It’s also just a short distance to Jackson for shopping and restaurants.
We had planned to move to Signal Mountain after three nights, but decided to just extend our stay at Gros Ventre, since it was brimming with wildlife. The sites at Gros Ventre can accommodate longer RVs than Signal Mountain, so that’s a consideration for anyone with a longer-than-30-foot vehicle.
We would definitely stay here again. In August, you won’t see the male moose or mating behavior, but we did see a mother and baby moose early one morning in August 2021.