Jenny Lake Ranger Station

A log cabin with a sign reading "Jenny Lake Ranger Station".
The Jenny Lake Ranger Station offers information on climbing and backcountry trips.

NPS Photo/J. Bonney


The Lee Manges Cabin

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station was originally the homestead cabin of Lee Manges. In 1925, Manges built the cabin near Windy Point. Rangers relocated the cabin and turned it into the park's first ranger station and museum in 1930.

Visitor Services

  • Mountaineering and Backcountry Information: The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is home to the Jenny Lake Climbing Rangers. Those looking to climb, stay overnight, or attempt strenuous trails in the Tetons should stop by to check on routes and conditions.
  • Backcountry Permits: The Jenny Lake Ranger Station issues backcountry permits. A permit is required for all overnight stays in the Grand Teton backcountry. All permits for climbing must be picked up from the Jenny Lake Ranger Station during the summer.

Hours and Seasons

The Jenny Lake Ranger Station is late spring through early fall.
Operating Schedule Details

Jenny Lake Information

Mountains across a calm lake.
Explore Jenny Lake

Plan your visit to Jenny Lake.

The Jenny Lake Visitor Center housed in a historic log cabin
Jenny Lake Visitor Center

Visit the Jenny Lake Visitor Center to learn more about the area from Park Rangers.

Mountains reflected in an alpine lake.
Explore the Backcountry

Travel into the Teton backcountry for an overnight stay.

A mother grizzly and cub walk through a field.
Bear and Wildlife Safety

Learn how to stay safe in bear country.

The front of a canoe on a lake.
Bring Your Own Boat

Bring your own boat to Jenny Lake (some restrictions).

Last updated: November 27, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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