Jackson Lake

Quick Facts

Jackson Lake


(307) 739-3300

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Things To Do


Jackson Lake is a natural lake that was enlarged by Jackson Lake Dam, which is part of the Mindoka Project. This 25,540-acre lake offers fishing year-round except November for cutthroat, brown, and lake trout. Jackson Lake is located in the Grand Teton National Park and is managed by the National Park Service. Please visit the Grand Teton National Park website for details.

Map of Jackson Lake

Latitude, Longitude: 43.857440, -110.589930



  • Boating

    Human-powered vessels are permitted on Jackson Lake.

  • Camping

    Park-approved bear canisters must be used in the backcountry. The park provides canisters free of charge for use in the park. All backcountry camping requires a permit. Backcountry camping permits are issued free of charge to walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Fishing

    Fishing is regulated according to Wyoming state laws. A license is required. For more information visit the Wyoming Game and Fish website.

  • Hiking

    Hiking in Grand Teton National Park can be a challenging experience due to the rugged nature of the landscape, including high elevation, steep trails and extreme and sudden weather changes. Be sure to download the Hiking brochure for suggested hikes and safety recommendations.

  • Picnicking

    Picnicking is encouraged and sites are available through out the area.

  • RVing

    Colter Bay and Flagg Ranch trailer villages have full hook-ups, showers and laundry. Colter Bay has 112 sites. Flagg Ranch has 100 trailer and 75 tent sites. Advance reservations are advised.

  • Water Sports

    kayaking is available, contact the area for more information.

  • Winter Sports

    Cross country skiing and snowshoeing are popular activities in the park during the long winter months. Download the Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing brochure for a list of popular routes and safety information.


Open year-round.



Jackson Lake is located in Grand Teton National Park, 30 miles north of Jackson, Wyoming. Good access to the lake via U.S. 26 and 89, U.S. 191 and U.S. 287.

Phone Numbers


(307) 739-3300