Must-See Destination #1: Jenny Lake

Image credit: the Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Jenny Lake’s 20 miles north of Jackson, past Moose, and just south of Jackson Lake.

Carved by the same glaciers that created Cascade Canyon, it’s roughly 420 feet deep and spreads across 1,200 acres.

It was named after a Shoshone Indian woman who married Englishman Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh. She and their 6 children met a tragic end when succumbing to smallpox in 1876.

The Jenny Lake Visitor Center is a very popular spot. If you want to contact the Center, its phone number is (307) 739-3392.

Jenny Lake is one of only two lakes in Grand Teton National Park that you can enjoy your motorboat on. There’s an easy 7-mile trail, the Jenny Lake Trail, looping around the lake. If you don’t want to do the walk, there’s a passenger ferry that will take you across. For more info on, go here: https://zurl.co/q0rZl

By the way, the lake’s northeastern shore is usually the quietest one.

As of a few years ago, her waters are still classified by environmental testing as pristine and not impacted by pollution.

You want to be here. We want you here. 

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You want to be here. We want you here.

To experience the breathtaking mountains and wide fields. To watch elk and moose grazing. To smell the crisp pine-scented air. To swim in clear, cool, pure, glacial lake water. To hear the music of the streams. To taste the freshest produce and the juiciest steaks. To meet some real-life cowboys. To touch those legendary arches at Town Square. To make way for the majestic bison as they regally trod the roads. To dazzle at the sunrises and unwind with the sunsets. To gaze upon the billions of stars that light up our nocturne valley.

And it’s okay to say hi to total strangers here. Heck, if you don’t do it, they will. Stop in to our office even, and meet our SeeJH team. The door’s open and the coffee’s not too bad.

Yeah. We know you’re coming. That’s why we do what we do here at SeeJH. To pave the way. We know you won’t stop smiling after you leave. We want you smiling before you arrive.

You come here for peace. You come for reverie. And you come for fun.

See you soon, friend. See you soon.