Jackson Lake
Jackson Lake
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Recreational lake especially favored for windsurfing and sailing.
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vini00
Hammond, LA164 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Jackson Lake offers many opportunities for recreation or peaceful contemplation of the Grand Tetons and the local wildlife.
Written 7 July 2024
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Violette54
Payson, AZ5,086 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Jackson Lake Dam is a concrete and earth-filled dam at the outlet of Jackson Lake, and inside Grand Teton National Park.
Jackson Lake is a natural lake, but its depth was increased by the dam to provide water storage, for farm lands in Idaho.
The dam was designed by Frank A. Banks, who also supervised the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. They appear similar. Teton Park Highway runs across the top of the dam, and just beyond it, by the sign, is a free parking area. Park there and walk across the dam top for photos of Jackson Lake, and downstream from the dam. There are safe walking areas on both sides of the dam top off the highway. On the far side, there is access to a beach.
Across the highway from the parking area, is a restroom and a hiking path going along the lake shore. Great views of the Tetons and Mt. Moran from this area.
Written 9 August 2023
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RICART75
Peru, IN2,297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Being early May, we were able to leisurely travel around the Lake, pullover as desired, and not impede others.
This is a beautiful lake, framed by magnificent mountains, located in a wonderous Park.
It doesn't get much better than this.
Written 14 July 2023
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mynameisD
Portland, OR931 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This probably is an amazing view on a clear day with the Lake having a higher water level. Our trip brought us here on an overcast day. But we made the best of it anyway.
This was a lovely spot and you should check it out.
Written 6 October 2022
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Julie L
Maple Plain, MN38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We couldn't believe the crowds at Jenny Lake and were disappointed parking wasn't available. But it was glorious to view the Tetons from the eastern shore of the lake. Don't pass the turnouts!
Written 18 September 2022
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AptosAmy
Aptos, CA605 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
So sad... Jackson Lake is a reservoir and the powers that be are emptying it and running water via the Snake River for Idaho agriculture. The west is in a deep meg-droubt. It was depressing to walk near Jackson Lake. You can no longer rent kayaks at Coulter Bay.
Written 21 August 2022
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Kristy W
Owasso, OK50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great time on Jackson Lake. We rented a fishing boat at the Signal Lake Lodge Marina. They were so nice and helpful. We boated to the Mount Moran bay where the views were amazing and we were able to beach the boat and walk around.
Written 17 August 2022
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CasieLH
Georgia89 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
So glad we used the GyPSy app or we wouldn’t have found Leek’s Marina and Pizzeria. The mountain view, mirror lake, and pizza were each excellent and unexpected. Also the restaurant employees were great and we saw a grizzly bear with three cubs at the road that turns into this area.
Written 10 June 2022
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AptosAmy
Aptos, CA605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Beautiful giant lake with wonderful views. Sadly, Jackson Lake is running dry! It is dropping by 6-8 inches per day and has been for several years. The place is spacious and panoramic. Kayak on the lake before it completely evaporates!
Written 19 March 2022
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Anne O
Kennesaw, GA3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
The scenery was beautiful, but the lake level was way down when we visited in September. I'm hoping for a good snow melt to replenish the water and hope to return in the summer months to enjoy it.
Written 29 October 2021
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