Bridger-Teton National Forest

As promised, the first of the series of posts on our Summer vacation trip.

On the first night of our travels we stopped in the Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, WY and camped in a forest service campground called “Granite Creek Hot Springs”.

Bridger-Teton Granite Hot Springs Campsite

The best part of the this location was the natural hot springs in the area which the Civilian Conservation Corps improved upon in the 30’s.  They built a naturally filling swimming pool 10 miles into the woods.

Granite Hot Springs Swimming Pool Sign Granite Hot Springs Pool

At the end of the day they empty out the pool for cleaning and let it naturally fill overnight but against all logic they let people sit in the river below the pool during the draining process.

Amber hiding behind a rock Water Streaming Out of Pool (wide angle)

Water Streaming Out of Pool (Close up) Granite Creek Hot Springs Pool Empty

This is certainly one of those places we will be going back to as it’s only a 4 1/2 hour drive from home, we could easily leave the office at noon on a Friday and be to the campsite by dinner with plenty of time to play in the hot spring pool.

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