Victor, Idaho 83455
PROS: Friendly customer service, clean bathrooms
CONS: The back-in sites are very tight
Teton Valley RV Park is located right across the border in Victor, Idaho. It is a 38 minute drive over the Teton Pass into Jackson, Wyoming. We chose this campground as our base for visiting both Jackson and the Grand Teton National Park as opposed to the highly expensive campgrounds on the Wyoming side. The campground is open from May 1-October 10th. Check out time is 11:00. Teton Valley includes 113 sites, some of which are back-in and others pull through. We stayed at site #87, which was water and electric only. The site ran $43/night plus our Good Sam discount. Full hookup sites run $51+tax, tent sites are $28+tax, and the cabins are $60=tax. The space between campers on our row was absurd. In fact, backing into our site was quite challenging. Word of caution…the electric boxes are at the front of the site. Your cord may not reach as ours did not. Fortunately, the camp host gave us a longer cord. The pull through sites (#104-113) offer much more space. The campground also had four cabins near the front entrance of the park. Cell service (Verizon and AT&T) was good but there Wi-Fi system was weak. Additionally, you have to create an account with username and password to access the Wi-Fi. If you have any issues, there is an 800 number you must call. Too many hoops to jump through in our opinion. The camp store was very limited. They did sell ice for $2 per bag and firewood by the box (1 cubic foot) for $7. The firewood was great quality. The fire pits were at the back of the campsite, which is not a good location when you have a longer camper. The fire pit was 6 feet from the back end of our camper. Laundry facilities were available at $2 for wash and $1.25 to dry.
As I mentioned above, the space in between campers (back in sites) was very limited. The overall appearance of Teton Valley RV Park was good. The camp hosts were constantly watering the grass and the flowerbeds, though some grass still remained dry and dusty. All roads were gravel as were the pull through sites. Some back-in sites, like ours, were just grass, no gravel pad. There is one centrally located dumpster for the whole park. Though this campground is located off of Highway 31, we did not experience any major highway noise.
Rating: (One to five lanterns with five being the highest)
Teton Valley RV Park provides a nice playground and fort for the kids as well as a basketball court, volleyball, and a game room. The campground is small so as a jogger, I had to run through all of the roads several times to get in a 3 mile run. There is no putt-putt or fishing pond. There is a small pool behind the camp office. For dog lovers, there is no fenced-in dog area. However, behind the campground is a nature trail (open field for the most part) to walk dogs. Bags are provided so you can clean up after your pet. There are stunning sunset views in this area.
Teton Valley RV Park is a perfect place to camp (inexpensively) while still being somewhat close to Jackson, Wyoming and the Grand Tetons National Park. Beware, the Teton Pass highway has steep grades (10%) and get be hard on your engine and transmission. We did not pull our camper through this pass due to this, though we did see people who did. The national park offers beautiful views of the mountains, landscape, and wildlife. Click here to plan your visit to the Grand Tetons. https://www.nps.gov/grte/index.htm Both Jackson and Jenny Lakes were gorgeous. A museum of Wildlife Art costs $14. The city of Jackson has a plethora of Western stores and souvenir shops as well as restaurants. We ate at the famous Pinky G’s and had some awesome pizza! Check it out http://pinkygs.com/ We also had some good beers at Million Dollar Cowboy. The barstools are actual saddles. Very cool place to eat and drink. http://www.milliondollarcowboybar.com/ This area offers horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly fishing, hiking and wildlife viewing. Check out this web page to learn more about the activities in Jackson, Wyoming. http://www.jacksonhole.com/first-timers-guide.html We hiked along the Snake River right outside of Jackson at a park called Emily Stevens Park. It is a wide, gravel trail and pets are allowed.
On the Idaho side of the mountains, the small town of Victor has some unique restaurants, micro breweries, and shops. The town is 5 minutes from Teton Valley RV Park. We ate lunch at Big Hole BBQ. The fish tacos are excellent. There is a small grocery store in town, however, it is limited, especially if you are on some special diet (i.e. gluten free, organic, etc.) The Targhee National forest has scenic drives and hiking trails.
Restrooms and Showers
The showers are hot and there is good water pressure. The space in the shower and the dressing area are average in size and include 4 hooks. The shower heads are not high enough. Being 6’3”, the showerhead was at throat level. It wasn’t the end of the world, however, a bit frustrating. The bathrooms themselves were very clean. Unfortunately, Teton Valley uses the cheap toilet paper and it set on a dispenser that is very difficult to roll, resulting in short pieces torn off.