Slide Lakes Wyoming Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Slide Lakes

Upper and Lower Slide Lakes are located in the Bridger-Teton National Forest just northeast of Jackson Hole. Formed by a massive landslide in 1925, these lakes welcome anglers, campers, hikers, and wilderness outfitters.

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What can I see and do at the Slide Lakes?

Fishing:
Lower Slide Lake has a boat ramp and provides great waters for boating and trout fishing. Read more about Fishing the Gros Ventre River above Slide Lake.

Camping:
Atherton Creek Campground provides camping right along the shores of Lower Slide Lake. Open during the summer only, campsites are first come, first served.

Hiking:
Follow the interpretive trail at the Gros Ventre Slide turnout. It's 0.8 miles and offers a brief history of the landslide and the formation of the lake.

Canoeing and Kayaking:
Canoes and sea kayaks offer a great way to explore the waters of Lower Slide Lake. Dead trees still stand in the water and you can maneuver a boat easily between them. Whitewater kayaking is popular below the lake along a treacherous class III /IV section of the Gros Ventre River.

Where are Upper and Lower Slide Lakes?

From Jackson, head north on US 191/26/89 towards Grand Teton National Park. Just before the airport, turn right onto Gros Ventre Road and follow all the way out to the lakes. Note that there will be a right turn to stay on the road just past the town of Kelly that will lead up a hill.

When are the lakes accessible?

The Gros Ventre Road closes for the winter season just past the town of Kelly. This portion of the road, however, is groomed and offers great access for snowmobilers and cross country skiers.

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Call the ranger station in Jackson at 307-739-5500.

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