Camping among the Giants in Grand Teton National Park
Fireside Buffalo Valley RV Park – Buffalo Valley, Wyoming
By: Caly Behymer
There are few parks located just outside of Grand Tetons National Park, and Fireside Buffalo Valley RV Park is conveniently located just a short five miles from the Moran entrance gate. This park made the list not for its amenities or park ambiance but rather for its spectacular views of the Grand Teton mountain range. This is a no-frills park; sites are incredibly basic (think partially grown over gravel pads) but they still offer picnic tables and a fire ring of some sort. There is plenty of space to take your dogs on a walk through the park and poo-bags are available in dedicated pet locations. The volleyball net and playground are basic but offer something for kids and adults to burn some energy. The front office doubles as a convenience store and gas station, as well as offering a small restaurant on site. Entering the park can be a bit confusing; there are three circles, all with separate entrances. Check in at the gas station/front office first to avoid pulling into the wrong entrance. The park also arranges large community bonfires, perfect for roasting marshmallows and making new friends. The park backs up to a large range where semi-wild horses roam and some frequent the fence in the evenings to say hello and offer their heads to be scratched. They also offer some pretty incredible photo opportunities.
Come to this park for the location, incredible views and friendly staff and you’ll leave satisfied; don’t come expecting RV resort style amenities. This basic park offers a convenient place to call home just a stone’s throw away from The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.