Jenny Lake

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Discover one of the most popular areas of Grand Teton National Park via boat tours, scenic lookouts and walking trails.

Marvel at the serene natural beauty of the snow-capped mountain peaks that rise from a shoreline of forested valleys when you visit Jenny Lake. Embark on family-friendly adventures on foot and by boat to get close to the remarkable landscapes of the Teton Range. Jenny Lake is a 12,000-year-old glacial lake set at the base of Cascade Canyon. It’s one of only two lakes in Grand Teton National Park where motorized boating is allowed.

The southern section of the lake is the more developed. Browse exhibits on the ecology, geology and wildlife of the national park at Jenny Lake Visitor Center. Pick up park maps and find out about ranger-led tours. Purchase backcountry permits and check the status of trails at Jenny Lake Ranger Station.

Join a 1-hour scenic boat tour of the lake and hear stories about the local plants, animals and landscapes. Gaze in awe at the Cathedral Group, a mountain range that includes the soaring peaks of Grand Teton, Mount Owen and Teewinot. Rent a canoe or kayak and set your own leisurely pace.

From the Jenny Lake Trailhead, the Jenny Lake Trail skirts the lake’s southern banks and leads to the base of Cascade Canyon. Follow Cascade Canyon Trail through thick woodland to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point lookout. Adventurous visitors might want to continue to the Forks of Cascade Canyon trails. Alternatively, reach the canyon by catching a shuttle boat.

North of Jenny Lake Trailhead, the waterfront pathway has access to several viewpoints. This route can also be traveled by bike or car. Whichever route you choose, watch for black and grizzly bears, deer, marmots and moose.

The lake is a 30-minute drive north of Jackson and 40 minutes from Teton Village. Be aware of pedestrians when driving on the Jenny Lake Scenic Drive. Use the free parking at the visitor center. Jenny Lake Campground is a great place to pitch a tent after a day of exploring. Camping is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Jenny Lake is accessible year round, although closed to car traffic from November through April. Boat tours and rentals operate from May through September.

Top Hotels Close to Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake Lodge
Jenny Lake Lodge
3.5 out of 5
N Jenny Lake Jct, Moose, WY, 83012
Stay at this 3.5-star lodge in Moose. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (55 reviews)
"Great stay at Jenny Lake Lodge. Compared to our time at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, where the seasonal staff seemed to still be learning the ropes, the team at Jenny Lake was extremely well trained and solicitous. The setting is gorgeous; the property is lovely; and the food in the dining room is ..."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Jenny Lake Lodge
Enjoy the Privacy of a Lost Creek Cabin - Book for Your Summer Retreat Today!
Enjoy the Privacy of a Lost Creek Cabin - Book for Your Summer Retreat Today!
Moose, WY
Stay at this vacation home in Jackson. Enjoy a fitness center, barbecue grills, and a patio. Our guests praise the bathrooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (13 reviews)
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"The property was nice and the view was even better. Best part of the cabin. WIFI was terrible and you could not get reception. You had to go to the Lost Creek Ranch office at the top of the hill to call or send any kind of message. I would recommend a home phone. Amenities of Lost Creek Ranch Spa ..."

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

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Jackson Hole Rustic Luxury | Cozy Cabin in the Tetons near Snake River |1BD 2BA
Jackson Hole Rustic Luxury | Cozy Cabin in the Tetons near Snake River |1BD 2BA
Jackson, WY
Stay at this cabin in Jackson. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Laurance Rockfeller Preserve and Craig Thomas Discovery and ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
The Beauty of Nature
"The cabin is quite a perfect place to experience the wild life of the Grand Teton National Park area as the animals walk right outside your cabin windows. Location is good as you’re a short drive to downtown Jackson and the many restaurant options, shopping. Inside the cabin, the kitchen is well ..."

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Jackson Hole Rustic Luxury | Cozy Cabin in the Tetons near Snake River |1BD 2BA
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3.5 out of 5
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