Float on a tube, take command of a kayak, perfect your paddleboard technique, enjoy a cruise on Jenny Lake, or a scenic float trip down the Snake River. A wondrous water adventure awaits!
Jenny Lake Boating runs small, passenger shuttles from the South Jenny Lake boat dock to Inspiration Point every 15-20 minutes during the summer. This short, beautiful trip drops you right at the yawning mouth of Cascade Canyon, sparing you some major hiking miles to one of the park’s most popular destinations.
Related: A Day at Jenny Lake
A favorite recreation site for Jackson Hole locals, Jackson Lake is the biggest lake in the park and welcomes all kinds of watercrafts. (Permits are required for motorized craft). Although the lake is scenic and blissfully relaxing on a sunny day, it measures 400 (very chilly!) feet deep at its center—so novice paddlers may want to choose a shallower body of water.
Floating the Snake River
Winding an ever-changing route through the valley, the Snake River provides a spectacular raft-side perspective to soak in the varied scenery of Grand Teton National Park. Expert-guided float trips are available or you can try the gentle section from Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek yourself. Check with a ranger at one of the visitor centers for permit information.
Related: Introducing the Snake River
String and Leigh Lakes
Paddleboarders, canoers and kayakers will find both String and Leigh lakes a breeze for leisurely paddling. These are the best spots for beginners and children to enjoy water sports in Grand Teton.
Grand Teton Park Floats With Barker-Ewing
Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips “Ten of the most beautiful miles of river in the world,” and that’s why we run our float trips only inside Grand Teton National Park. For more than 50 years, Barker-Ewing has provided scenic and wildlife viewing opportunities that are unique to this portion of the Snake River, now recognized by special designation under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Come join us on an experience that will be a highlight of your visit to Jackson Hole!
307-733-1800 | 945 W Broadway, Jackson
Triangle X Guest Ranch Guided fishing opportunities in Grand Teton National Park are limited, and no other begins at a historic, family-operated guest ranch. We stay entirely within the scenic borders of the park for our half-and full-day float fishing trips on the Snake River. These waters teem with native fine-spotted cutthroat trout, which we fish with dry flies—you can see the trout as they strike! Beginners and experts welcome. Lunch, lessons, equipment, and all flies included.
307-733-2183 | 2 Triangle X Ranch Rd., Moose
Wild Scenic River Rafting Grand Teton Lodge Co
Wild & Scenic River Rafting Grand Teton Lodge Company Experience a unique view of the Tetons and wildlife from aboard an inflatable river raft. A Wild & Scenic Rafting Trip on the Snake River affords the opportunity to learn about the area where you are likely to spy bald eagles and a host of other wildlife.
307-543-3100 | Grand Teton National Park, Moran
Jackson Lake Cruises
Lake Cruises Boat Rentals Grand Teton Lodge Company Let yourself be spirited away over Jackson Lake for breakfast, lunch or dinner to dine directly in the shadow of Mount Moran and its famous Skillet Glacier. Each narrated lake cruise tours the pristine water while your boat captain regales you with park history, wildlife pointers, and amusing regional tales. Meal cruises dock at an exclusive spot on Elk Island where diners can enjoy Western favorites in a private setting. Narrated scenic lake cruises are also available without meals, departing 4x daily.
307-543-3100 | Colter Bay Marina Grand Teton National Park, Moran