Tara Schatz

Awesome campground

As it mentions in the overview, this is a popular spot, and for good reason. It's gorgeous, near awesome hiking trails, and is centrally located for exploring Grand Teton National Park. We stayed on a summer weekend, and even with every site taken, it did not feel crowded at all. There was ample space between sites and the campground mostly clears out during the day because there's so much to do nearby. The process to secure a site was super easy. You do not have to drive around asking people if they're leaving. The campground host lets people in one at a time to choose a spot from the ones that are marked unoccupied (even if there are people currently camped there). You choose the one you want, pay for it, and then head off on an adventure. Your campsite will be ready for you at 11 am when you come to check in.

Amazing day hike in the fall!

I did this hike last week on a Tuesday afternoon. It was quiet, peaceful, and colorful! Loved it. The falls were just a trickle, but the leaves made up for it!

about 4 years ago

Awesome hiking, but you've got to cabin camp here!!!

We've hiked just about every trail in Merck Forest. It's a managed forest, with a whole lot of maple sugaring going on. The best part about Merck Forest is the cabin camping, especially in the winter. We stayed for three nights and didn't see another soul. Oh, and it's seriously dog-friendly too.

Quechee Gorge is awesome in the fall!

Great tips. This place is especially beautiful in the fall when the leaves are turning. Of course, it's too cold to swim, but the hike down to the gorge is just beautiful.