Question about Upper Teton View - Toppings Lake Dispersed Campsites #8 - 16

Brittni asked on 5/29/2021

I am planning our first ever RV trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone for 2023. How early in advance can I book or should I book? I've read some articles about boondocking locations going quick because of COVID but I'm wondering if a location like the upper teton view is usually completely taken on a weekend in July?

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Brian
FL
30' Keystone Cougar Xlite
Ford F350
17 reviews

Answered on 5/30/2021:

This is a first come first served site. No reservation. If you can get in on Thursday you may have a better chance of finding a spot.
1 review

Answered on 5/30/2021:

It will be full and busy, BUT arrive early in the morning (around 7 AM or 8 AM) after the overnighters have pulled out, and you will find a spot.
4 reviews

Answered on 5/30/2021:

Do not plan on getting in to Teton View as a backup if you have no NPS reservations. It is full every day, with luck you can get a spot if you get there early and someone is leaving. But you will have compeition. It's a mess up there, a former gem destroyed by social media.
DeeDee315
ID
15' T@B 320
Hyundai Sante Fe
14 reviews

Answered on 5/30/2021:

Wow 2023? That's planning ahead. All developed campgrounds inside the park are now reservation only. There is a rolling reservation system at Recreation.gov where you can book 6 months in advance. Based on what I've seen for 2021, if you don't have a reservation you won't be staying inside the park. Upper Teton View would normally be packed on a July weekend. That being said, doesn't mean you couldn't find a spot if you got lucky and arrived early. There are many places outside the park to camp, both developed (pit toilets, no electric) and dispersed.
Braley
CT
19' Winnebago Micro Minnie
Toyota Tundra
14 reviews

Answered on 5/29/2021:

This year is going to be very busy. The upper Teton view area is first come, and will likely be very busy most weekends especially in July. If you are in a RV I would scout the road first as is does get washed out and ruts. Best of luck!🏕