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The Bridger-Teton National Forest: Shadow Mountain and the Toppings Lake Road (also known as Teton View) are two of the popular camping areas just outside of Grand Teton National Park. And for good reason- they’re close to the town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park, they’re free, and they offer stunning scenic Teton views, trailhead access, and space of your own. The internet reviews speak for themselves. These campsites are also the first place visitors head when they find the National Park campgrounds full- meaning many campers come especially ill-prepared to manage their waste without the facilities found at a fee campground.
Vault toilets are desperately needed in these busy camping areas! The temporary portapots made possible by donation this summer were overflowing two days after their weekly cleaning. Nothing ruins a visitor experience faster than waste and litter, and the impacts on the Forest environment are real. (Did you know it can take up to 3 years for toilet paper to decompose?) Since there is NO federal funding source to support new infrastructure on FS dispersed camping areas, this is where we - and you- come in.
Free, spacious, scenic car camping is one of our favorite things about our National Forest, and we weren’t alone this summer. Hundreds of families - record numbers by far- flocked to their public lands and safely made memories with their families in these gorgeous places. In a time when we all want to make the outdoors more inclusive, free family-friendly camping experiences should be something we can all get behind. If you already know and love these places, and are in a position to give, please help us keep them open, accessible and pristine for everyone.