Jenny Lake Wyoming Fishing, Camping, Boating


Jenny Lake

Jenny Lake sits in the heart of Grand Teton National Park and is a favorite with locals and vacationers for its abundance of outdoor recreation such as fishing and boating.

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  • Jenny Lake offers incredible scenery and plentiful outdoor recreation within Grand Teton National Park
  • Camp at Jenny Lake Campground
  • Fish for trout in one of the many hotspots along Jenny Lake’s shorelines
  • Take the Jenny Lake Boat to the base of Cascade Canyon and hike to Hidden Falls


Jenny Lake, in Grand Teton National Park, is not far from Jackson Hole, Wyoming and easily accessed so you can take in the incredible scenery and plentiful outdoor recreation.


Jenny Lake is inside Grand Teton National Park, off of Highway 26/89, southwest of Jackson Lake.


Jenny Lake is accessible only in the late spring, summer and early fall. The road from Moose to Jenny Lake is closed in the winter.



With a little bit of ingenuity, anglers can find many hotspots along Jenny Lake's shorelines that offer beaches and rocky outcrops that are perfect for fishing.


A fabulous way to get out on the water at Jenny Lake is to head right for Jenny Lake Boating, a Grand Teton concessionaire. Here you can find boat shuttles that will transport you to the Cascade Canyon Trailhead. From here, hike up to Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point.

Rent canoes and kayaks from Jenny Lake Boating to paddle around, getting some incredible photo opportunities of the magnificent views.

This boat company runs from 15 May to 30 September each year. Hours vary. Also available are one-hour lake cruises around the lake from mid-June to early September.


The most popular hiking route is via the Jenny Lake Boat and up Cascade Canyon to Hidden Falls and beyond. If you don't want to take the boat across, you can hike around the lake on the Jenny Lake Loop Trail (7 miles total). Other nearby trails lead to String Lake, Leigh Lake, and Paintbrush Canyon.


Jenny Lake Campground offers dramatic views of the peaks. If space is not available, Colter Bay Campground or Gros Ventre are the next most likely places to find a campsite.

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Jenny Lake info on our Grand Teton National Park site.