Family camping spots in the Rocky Mountains you can’t miss

Zion National Park

Zion National Park
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Utah’s oldest and most heavily visited national park, Zion National Park offers three major campgrounds. South and Watchman campgrounds are located in Zion Canyon, in the desert area of the part. The Lava Point Campground is about an hour’s drive away, at an elevation of nearly 8,000 feet. The Virgin River runs near the South and Watchman campgrounds, making it the perfect place to cool off in the sunny summertime. The campgrounds offers drinkable water and flush toilets, but no showers or electricity. All campsites have a picnic table and fire pit with grill. The camping limit is 14 nights during the spring and summer months.

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Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park
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Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park consists of 310,000 acres of land including the northern sections of Jackson Hole. Grand Teton National Park is situated just 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park, with the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway connecting the two popular vacation destinations.

When visiting Grand Teton National Park, we recommend staying at Jenny Lake Campground. Located at the base of the Teton range, Jenny Lake Campground features 49 individual campsites, each with a picnic table and fire pit. Keep in mind that there are no shower facilities here and each campsite allows only two tents, one vehicle and six guests.

Rocky Mountain campgrounds
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Updated by Bethany Ramos on 5/9/2016

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