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.
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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 GTNP 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. Hire one of the GTNP's exclusive operating partners for floating the Snake below!
RELATED STORY: 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.
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
Jackson Lake Cruises
Lake Cruises on Jackson Lake 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
Spend more time on the waterwith family & friends by taking advantage of our convenient watersports rental & delivery service. Choose from our brand-new fleet of stand-up Paddleboards, Inflatable Kayaks, Float Tubes and accessories to make floating a highlight of your Jackson experience. Includes FREE delivery to your accommodations!