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Jackson Lake near Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson Lake is a large natural lake located in the Grand Teton National Park, in northwestern Wyoming.

It is the ideal location for a quick getaway from Yellowstone with only a quick 90-minute drive separating the two locations.

The lake has activities for visitors of all ages and activity levels. For the more adventurous travelers, the western shore of the lake offers some beautiful hikes including a relatively easy seven-point five-mile route which begins at the stunning Clear Lake and finishes at Jackson Lake. For those looking for a little more relaxation on their trip through the Grand Tetons, the eastern shore is the place to go. All along this coast are areas for boat access as well as recreational fishing. Among the fish contained in the lake are the brown trout, lake trout, and mountain whitefish.

History has shown that the lake has not always been as large as it is today. Due to the construction of the Jackson Lake Dam in 1911 and subsequent renovations and constructions raised the height of the lake 30 feet above its natural levels, giving it a current depth of 438 feet.

Whether you want to explore the forests of the western shore or fish along the eastern beaches Jackson Lake is a beautiful place to spend your days. Take a break from the crowds at nearby Yellowstone National Park to bask in the beauty of this magnificent lake if you get the chance. It will be an experience you will not soon forget.


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