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With a stunning backdrop of the Teton Range, Jackson Lake is one of the most beautiful destinations in Wyoming. This guide aims to provide helpful tips and insights to ensure an unforgettable visit.


Originally formed by a glacier, Jackson Lake is a large, natural lake in Grand Teton National Park. The construction of the Jackson Lake Dam, completed in 1911, significantly enlarged its depth and extent.

How to Get There

Jackson Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. The Lake can be reached by taking the US-26 East from Jackson. There is available parking at several points including at Signal Mountain Lodge and Jackson Lake Dam.

List of Attractions

  • Recreation at the Lake: Enjoy activities like fishing, boating and swimming.
  • Signal Mountain Lodge: Offers waterfront dining and accommodations.
  • Jackson Lake Dam: Offers excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
  • Grand Teton National Park: Explore the hiking trails, wildlife and majestic views.

Ticket Information

Jackson Lake and its surroundings are part of Grand Teton National Park. Entry fees for the Park apply, but there are no additional fees for access to the Lake. Visit the official website of the National Park Service for up-to-date fee details.

Tips for Visiting

  1. Recreation Safety: Review safety guidelines for recreational activities on the lake. Wear life jackets when boating.
  2. Keep a Distance from Wildlife: Wildlife sightings are common, but always observe from a distance.
  3. Follow ‘Leave No Trace’: Keep the natural area clean by packing out any trash and respect wildlife by not feeding or disturbing them.
  4. Reserve in Advance: If you’re planning to stay at Signal Mountain Lodge or camp, make reservations well in advance.

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