• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • Bears are active in Grand Teton

    Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »

  • Area closure in the area around Baxter's Pinnacle

    An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »

Jenny Lake District Facilities

Two tents at Jenny Lake Campground with Teewinot in the background.

Jenny Lake Campground

South Jenny Lake area:

  • Parking at South Jenny Lake is limited. The parking lots typically fill between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Have an alternative plan, be patient, and do not block access to other vehicles or facilities.
  • Jenny Lake Visitor Center and Grand Teton Association Bookstore offer displays and educational materials.
  • Jenny Lake Ranger Station issues backcountry permits and rangers provide climbing routes and conditions to climbers.
  • Jenny Lake Campground has 50 sites for tents only. Reservations are not accepted. Arrive early in the morning to select your site. The campground frequently fills by 9 a.m.
  • Restrooms next to the visitor center provide flush toilets. Near the south end of the parking lot are two vault toilets as an alternative. Remember there are no facilities along hiking trails.
  • A network of paved trails leads from the visitor center to the lake to accommodate visitors with differing abilities.
  • Jenny Lake Store offers snacks and souvenirs next to the visitor center.
  • The multi-use pathway leaves from the South Jenny Lake parking area is open to non-motorized transportation.
  • Exum Guide Service is located across Cottonwood Creek from the South Jenny Lake parking area. Jackson Hole Mountain Guides also provides guide service within the park; you can find their office in the town of Jackson. Professional guides provide climbing instruction and leadership to summit peaks.

North Jenny Lake District facilities:

  • Jenny Lake Lodge is accessed from North Jenny Lake Junction offering meals & lodging.
  • Signal Mountain Campground has 81 sites for tents and RVs less than 30 feet in length. Reservations are not accepted. Arrive early in the morning to select your site. The campground frequently fills by noon.
  • Signal Mountain Lodge complex includes: lodging, two restaurants, a gift shop, a gas station, convenience store and boat ramp.

Did You Know?

Tetons from the north, photo by Erin Himmel

Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.