Jackson Lake Dam Launch

Visitors unloading three boats, two yellow canoes and one blue raft, from a trailer from the river access downstream from the Jackson Lake Dam.
Unloading boats below Jackson Lake Dam

Quick Facts

Canoe/Kayak/Small Boat Launch, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits

Location: Access the Snake River below the Jackson Lake Dam near the north end of the Teton Park Road. Just north of the dam, turn south on a paved road that leads to a small gravel parking lot.

Notes: The easiest section of the Snake River through the park is the float from the Dam to Pacific Creek. Other than early season, the flows are moderate as the volume of water released from the dam is reduced. There is a vault toilet near the picnic area, but no water or other facilities. There is no boat ramp at this location. Boats must be carried to the water.


All boats including paddleboards launched in Grand Teton National Park must have a park permit. Purchase permits at the permits desk in the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center in Moose or the Colter Bay permits office. More information on park boat regulation s.

Boat inspections required for all boats entering Wyoming between March 1 and November 30 for Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). AIS inspection stations near Moose and Moran. Boat owners must buy a decal to support this program. More information on state boat regulations.

Grand Teton National Park

Last updated: November 7, 2021