Jackson Lake

Wyoming, United States of America

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About Jackson Lake

Located in Wyoming, Jackson Lake is an important feature of Grand Teton National Park. At 24 km (14.8 mi) long by 11 km (6.8 mi) wide and 134 m (439.6 ft) deep, it is one of the largest high altitude lakes in the US. But Jackson Lake was not always this large - it was the construction of the Jackson Lake Dam in 1911 which increased the lake level by almost 12 m (39.3 ft).

Grand Teton National Park protects the major peaks of the Teton Range and the northernmost part of Jackson Hole Valley. Jackson Lake and the surrounding areas of this national park are perfect for many outdoor activities.


Boating and fishing are especially popular, as the deep lake is filled with numerous fish including the Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout and the mountain whitefish, as well as non-native trout species. Canoes, kayaks, rowboats and motorised boats are allowed on the lake by permit only. Anglers can fish from the shore or from a boat. The ideal deep, cold conditions of the lake provide an excellent habitat and expert anglers may catch salmon, brown trout, pike, cutthroat and brook. Some of these fish grow extremely large, ensuring Jackson Lake’s popularity for sport fishing.

Jackson Lake offers some of the best views in Grand Teton National Park. Whether picnicking on pebble beach, angling the deep waters or enjoying an afternoon of kayaking, visitors are rewarded with spectacular views of the Teton Range. The surrounding vegetation and lush forests also provide a scenic backdrop to this tranquil spot. 

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Wyoming, United States of America
Latitude: 43.892697, Longitude: -110.674263

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