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Jackson Lake

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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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$135*
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Grand Teton Half Day Tour
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$150*
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Grand Teton Sunset Tour
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$225*
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Full Day Grand Teton Wildlife Program

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Absolutely stunning area!!!

We hiked to Inspiration Point - everyone should take time to do this as it was amazing. The ferry and General Store as well as The Transformation Chapel should be on everyone's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jean S
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Wilson, North Carolina
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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hiked to Inspiration Point - everyone should take time to do this as it was amazing. The ferry and General Store as well as The Transformation Chapel should be on everyone's list of have to do's. The only problem was the Jenny Lake remodeling so parking was a little hard to find but not impossible.

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Dallas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While the lake itself is absolutely beautiful, just wanted to put word out there to not book with Colter Bay marina (part of Grand Teton Lodge). My family made a reservation way in advance and the company refused to honor it because the group sales office had not communicated to the marina. Horrible service. Didn't even apologize for their gargantuan... More 

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Solon, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't say a day was enough, but we drove most of the way around the lake, and it is beautiful. The area is a bit remote, so either bring your own food or be prepared to do some serious looking.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cruise service on Jackson Lake offers a short but pleasant ride across the lake to a point where you may hike up the mountain to Inspiration Point. If you're interested in climbing the peak which is about 500 feet above the dock this is a worthwhile trip to take. Otherwise it's just a nice interesting way to see the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were planning to rent kayaks but it was cheaper for us to rent a motor boat so we did that instead. What a beautiful view of the mountains! We saw osprey and lots of birds. There weren't very many people on the lake so we had a nice peaceful day. Our boys were interested driving the boat so since... More 

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Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed right on the lake at Signal Mountain Lodge. It didn't matter the time of day, the views were amazing. We even went canoeing and swimming there.

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Cedar Rapids, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed a week in the area in our RV and it was painful to have to leave... Everything we love to do was available and affordable. Nothing like it anywhere that's kept so pristine with such natural beauty. We took bike rides in the woods that have such a unique aroma that I just dream about it. Hiking was very... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting for the first time and coming from south towards Yellowstone you pass through Grand Teton and this is a part of 42-mile scenic drive. Even though there are many other beautiful lakes, Jackson lake has its own charm and beautiful, especially during sunset due to easy accessibility and visibility. Yellowstone lake is more beautiful.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in Signal Mountain Lodge, and stopped by this lake several time just to view the mountains. Highly recommended. Also one of best viewing areas is the Jackson Lake Dam.

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Magna, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Due to the unique structure of the Teton Mountains (i.e. one tectonic plate thrust up while the other slide down) Jackson Lake is snuggled up against the sheer rock face of the Tetons (none of the normal foothills usually accompanying mountains). At its deepest, Jackson Lake is over 450 feet deep. Several moraines (hills created when glacial material is deposited... More 

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