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Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY
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Recreational lake especially favored for windsurfing and sailing.

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Almost as pretty...

So this really, really scenic lake has the distinct disadvantage of being 30 minutes away from the stupendously pretty Jenny Lake. Jackson Lake is good for boating and has nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
260Mark
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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50 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So this really, really scenic lake has the distinct disadvantage of being 30 minutes away from the stupendously pretty Jenny Lake. Jackson Lake is good for boating and has nice (rocky) beach options for picnics. Definitely plan time at Jackson Lake during your visit.

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Brodhead, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This offered a wonderful view of the mountains and really brought together some lovely scenery. It's very picturesque!

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1 Thank Chris M
Apopka, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The roadside turnout offers a beautiful view of Jackson Lake and the northern Tetons. Its a nice rest stop on your way down to Jackson. See photos.

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Southern USA
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132 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

The Tetons are so beautiful, I find it hard to put into words. Certainly, I would not even try if the person to whom I was speaking had never been. We drove through on a frosty, cold October morning. The sun was bright, the sky was clear and blue, the clouds were in little wisps and the ground cover was... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Stunning area - magnificent views on a clear bright day. Take a boat trip to get another perspective.

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1 Thank Caroline B
washington state
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We stayed at Jackson Lodge and were blessed to view Jackson Lake in her morning, afternoon and evening hues. We hiked the Landmark Trail at Coulter Bay and saw more of this magnificent lake. They had stopped the river cruises by the time we stayed at the Lodge, but we'd readily book that the next time we explore the Park.... More 

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Kemblesville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The view of the mountains behind Jackson Lake is amazing. You could just sit and stare for hours, especially in the fall when the leaves were changing.

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United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Jackson Lake is huge and offers outstanding reflective photo opps of the Grand Tetons. We traveled in September and the aspens were awesome. The lake offers a marina that, unfortunately, was closed but still numerous boats were anchored out. I'm sure the boating is fabulous in the summer months. There are tons of hiking & camping opportunities around the lake,... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

A lovely lake, even the dam that created it is a cool thing to see. I bet it's great to boat on! And maybe t would be a #5 on a sunny day.

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Mena, AR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The lake is crystal clear. We stopped and hiked a trail near the lake and eventually made our way down to the lake. The water was so clear you can easily see the rocks on the lake bed about 10 feet below.

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