Explore Jenny Lake, WY

Alta, Wyoming

4.8/5
based on 13 reviews

Description

Added by Daniel Brittain

This Place has the summer swimming/fishing hole written all over it. Beautiful clear mountain water and Jagged Teton backdrop.

To get here, Is very easy. Heading north out of Jackson Wyoming, just follow the signs once you enter Grand Teton National Park for the route to Jenny Lake. You can make this a day trip for hiking the lake or you can grab a spot on its shore line for a day of swimming and relaxation. If you're looking to fish, this lake has tons just waiting to be caught. A trip to the Tetons isn't complete without a day on the lake.

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Chillin
Fishing
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Kayaking
Yoga
Swimming
Hiking
Beach
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Scenic
Wildlife
Swimming Hole

Reviews

Jenny Lake is one of the Crown Jewels of Grand Teton NP. Paddle or catch a boat ride is how we enjoyed the clear waters of the area. There is also great hiking nearby all with views of the mountains. Trout fishing is also a great pastime here in the summer.

This is a great place to hike around and explore but be sure to watch out for bears they can be around any corner.

Gorrrrgeous views! And so much to do - you can hike, relax, SUP, kayak, canoe, or get a floatie and float around. So relaxing and scenic.

Jenny Lake is a great place to check out an alpine lake with mountain views. Bring a wetsuit for an open water swim.

My favorite part about this lake? It's accessible. We took a family trip to the Tetons and having something that my grandmother (who's had both knees and both hips replaced) can do with us made the whole trip.

Bought some $5 inter-tubes at Walmart.... worth it. Camped at Jenny Lake and went tubing and chilled on the lake every evening.

The mountains and the lake are gorgeous in every sense of the word. Last time I was at Jenny Lake, I went for a dip while watching the sunset over the mountains. Being in the still waters of the lake, it felt like I was participating in the sunset and not just watching it from the parking lot. Get IN nature, y'all.

The Jenny Lake area is the most popular spot in the park, and for good reason. The beauty and diversity in this area is unrivaled, and there are many options for hiking that suit all ages and abilities. These include the Moose ponds, Cascade Canyon, Inspiration Point, and of course, the Jenny Lake loop. Black bears frequent this area so always be prepared with bear spray and make lots of noise on the trail. Best season to visit is in the Fall when the crowds have died down, and make sure to catch a sunset by the lake!

Jenny Lake is a beautiful lake that is an awesome place to go swimming and enjoy amazing views of the Tetons. It's a great spot to take your family as well.

Last year Jenny Lake became one of my favorite places on Earth. The water is gorgeous, the mountain views are damn near perfect, the campsite is a 5 minute walk, you'll run into wildlife. I feel guilty any time I visit another lake. Sorry, Jenny. So sorry...you're just too far away!

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Jenny Lake Loop

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