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Lake Information for Jackson Lake


Jackson Lake is a lake located in north western Wyoming in Grand Teton National Park. The lake is natural, except for the top 33 feet (10 m), which is due to the construction of Jackson Lake Dam, built in 1911. This top level of the lake is utilized by farmers in Idaho for irrigation purposes. The lake is the remnant of large glacial gouging from the neighboring Teton Range, and is still fed by runoff from small glaciers in near the peaks of those mountains. The main source of water is the Snake River, which flows in from the North. Jackson Lake is one of the largest high altitude lakes in the U.S. at an elevation of 6,772 feet (2,064 m) above sea level. The lake is up to 15 miles (25 km) long, 7 miles (11.25 km) wide and 438 feet (134 m) deep. The water of the lake averages below 60 degrees even during the hottest summer months and can freeze to more than 6 feet (1.8 m) thick in the winter.

Fishing Description: 

Numerous species of fish inhabit the lake including Brown trout, Lake trout and Cutthroat trout, as well as Pike and Salmon.

Brown Trout
Chinook Salmon
Cutthroat Trout
Lake Trout
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Businesses Located Nearby

Boat Rental

    Sand River Boat House
  • 1515 Berger Ln - Jackson, WY
  • (307) 739-4654
    Hungry Jack's General Store
  • 5655 W Highway 22 - Wilson, WY
  • (307) 733-3561

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    A Heavenly Refuge Vacation Rentals
  • 21 Mountain Meadows Ln. - Victor, ID
  • (619) 886-9568
    Moosehaven Rental
  • 3566 Us-26 - Dubois, WY
  • (307) 455-3745

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