Snake River, Grand Teton National Park Fly Fishing, Camping, Boating

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Snake River

The Snake River, running through Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, Wyoming, offers visitors and locals wildlife viewing, exciting whitewater, scenic floats and fishing opportunities.

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  • The Snake River runs through Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • The river offers opportunities for fishing, whitewater adventure, scenic floats, swimming and wildlife viewing
  • Access points and boat launches are open along the riverfront
  • Contact local guiding companies for up to date information, rentals and maps

Location

The Snake River runs through Grand Teton National Park and Jackson, WY. Access points are available along the river and depending on what type of activity you are looking for will determine where along the river you'll want to begin your journey.

Activities

The Snake River offers visitors and locals alike many adventures. From scenic floats to class 3 whitewater, the river offers something for everyone.

Whitewater Kayaking/Rafting
If high adventure is what you are after, the southern portion of the Snake River is what you are looking for. Many companies in Jackson offer whitewater rafting trips and depending your experience level you may also just rent a boat and guide yourself. The best rapids are located in the Snake River Canyon, just south of Hoback Junction. Check with local companies for water levels and entrance points.

Scenic Floats
Scenic floats are available through Grand Teton National Park or just south of there. Expect to see wildlife (like moose and osprey) so bring your camera. Tour companies offer sunrise and sunset rides for the dramatic Teton scenery.

Swimming
Just west of Jackson, before reaching the town of Wilson is an access point to the Snake River the locals call the Wilson beach. Park your car (or bike), grab your towel and join local jacksonites (plus their dogs) for a dip in river. Don't expect the Caribbean ... the water here is cold.

Fishing
Guided trips are offered all along the Snake River. Contact local guide companies for rates, seasons and rental gear. Boats are also available for rent if you're a seasoned angler and want to try a solo trip. There are a number of great spots to pull off and fish the Snake River from the banks. Fishing licenses are mandatory and regularly checked by local game & fish personnel.

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