Colter Bay Picnic Area & Swim Beach

Two people sitting at a picnic table at the Colter Bay picnic area looking across Jackson Lake toward Bivouac Peak.
Picnic at Colter Bay

Quick Facts

Colter Bay picnic area and swim beach is a wonderful place to relax along the shores of Jackson Lake. The largest picnic area in the park has facilities for nearly everyone. There are even tables on the lakeshore hidden back in the trees! Buoys mark off the swimming area to remind boats to remain out of the area. Lodgepole pines shade many of the tables, but some enjoy the sunshine and lake breeze. If you want to use a charcoal grill or build a fire, this is the picnic area for you! Quite a number of sites have grills or fire rings for visitor use unless fire restrictions are in effect.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: February 17, 2021