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Glistening under the shadow of the Grand Teton peaks, Jenny Lake is a gem of the Grand Teton National Park. This guide aims to offer insights and suggestions to ensure a memorable visit.


Named after a Shoshone Indian woman who married an Englishman, Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh, Jenny Lake is a natural lake formed around 12,000 years ago by glaciers. It’s one of the most visited sites in the park.

How to Get There

Jenny Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming and is accessible by car with ample parking available. From Jackson, take the US-191 N and the Teton Park Road. The Jenny Lake Visitor Center is well-signed.

List of Attractions

  • Jenny Lake Scenic Drive: Offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Jenny Lake Trail: A popular hiking trail around the lake.
  • Jenny Lake Visitor Center: A useful source of park information and hiking advice.
  • Jenny Lake Shuttle: Offers regular boat trips across the lake.

Ticket Information

Access to Jenny Lake is included in the entry fee to Grand Teton National Park. For detailed information about fees and passes, refer to the National Park Service website.

Tips for Visiting

  1. Arrival Time: Arriving early in the day during peak season ensures better parking and less crowded trails.
  2. Proper Attire: Wear sturdy shoes and comfortable clothing. The weather can change rapidly, pack layers.
  3. Water and Snacks: Bring plenty of water and some snacks for energy, especially if you plan on hiking.
  4. Wildlife Safety: Be knowledgeable about how to behave if you encounter wildlife. Keep a safe distance at all times.

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