Jenny Lake, Jackson, Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, US
- Size: 1.861 mi²
- Max. Depth: 423 ft
- Water Clarity: CRYSTAL clear!
Jenny Lake is part of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The lake was formed about 12,000 years ago by glaciers. It’s estimated to be about 423 feet deep and encompasses 1,191 acres. It has hiking trails going all the way around, boat tours, and quick access to major climbing routes onto the tallest peaks of the Teton Range. Jenny Lake and Jackson Lakes are the only lakes in which motorboats are allowed.
This past winter was a very heavy one for Wyoming which resulted in heavy spring runoff. The water at Jenny Lake was still crystal clear and the water levels were higher than we’ve ever seen. There is usually a rocky beach that surrounds the lake and this year the beach is underwater.
When we used to live out in Utah, The Tetons and Jenny Lake specifically, was a destination we would go to frequently. The glacial waters are always crystal clear and the lake feels just big enough that it never feels crowded. The hiking trails that go around are tucked into the forest as well, so it’s pretty easy to go unseen while playing on this lake. The view from the beach we stayed at was looking directly at the Grand Teton Peak, the largest peak in the Teton Range. We’ve been here in the spring when the waters are still frigid as well as in August when they are more refreshing. Even in August, there is still snow in the mountains providing an incredible view!
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