Grand Teton National Park Boating & Sailing, Boat Rentals & Marinas

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Boating

There are four main marinas for boating in Grand Teton National Park that offer rentals, services and other amenities for adventures on the Snake River and numerous lakes.

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  • Grand Teton National Park has lovely lakes for boating
  • Choose one of the four marinas from which to launch your boat
  • Rent a deck cruiser for a unique vacation
  • Permits can be purchased at one of the visitor centers
  • Get an informative guided tour of a lake or river

Lakes & Rivers

The lakes and rivers available for boating in Grand Teton National Park are:

  • Jackson Lake
    Motorboats are allowed and human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • Jenny Lake
    Motorboats are allowed (10 horsepower max except by authorized boating concessionaires) and human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • Phelps Lake
    Motorboats are allowed and human-powered vessels are permitted. (There is no public access to this lake.)
  • Emma Matilda Lake
    Human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • Two Ocean Lake
    Human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • Taggart Lake
    Human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • Bradley Lake
    Human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • Bearpaw Lake
    Human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • Leigh Lake
    Human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • String Lake
    Human-powered vessels are permitted.
  • The Snake River (1,000 feet below Jackson Lake Dam)
    The Snake River flows through the park and features wonderful scenic rafting and mild rapids depending on time of year.

(Jet skis are prohibited throughout the park.)

Marinas

When planning a boating trip to the Grand Teton National Park, boaters can choose from one of four marinas located within the park and its outer edges.

The marinas in Grand Teton National Park are:

  • Leeks Marina
    At this marina you have parking for boat trailers and vehicles for up to three nights maximum, but no boat rentals. There is a popular pizza restaurant here as well. They are open from early June to early September.
  • Colter Bay Village Marina
    The marina has a store that provides everything you could need for a day on the lake or hiking nearby trails. Get fishing licenses here. You will find free parking for boat trailers and vehicles as well as free mooring. Rent motorboats, kayaks or canoes. Start from here to take a guided fishing trip or a boat cruise of Jackson Lake. There is a restaurant and café.
  • Signal Mountain Lodge
    At this marina (open from mid-May to mid-September) you can rent deck cruisers, pontoon boats, kayaks, canoes or motorboats.
  • Spalding Bay
    You can launch your boat at Spalding Bay, and park your trailer and vehicle for the day, but only single axle boat trailers are permitted. No docking or mooring is available here.

Boat Permits

Permits can be purchased at Moose, Jenny Lake or Colter Bay Visitor Centers. In the summer non-motorized boat permits can be purchased at the Buffalo Ranger Station. The fee is $20 for a seven-day permit for motorized craft and $10 for a seven-day permit for non-motorized craft. There are also annual permits available. All privately owned vessels must be registered.

Boat Rentals

There are a three places you can rent boats in Grand Teton National Park:

  • Colter Bay Village Marina
  • Jenny Lake Boating
  • Signal Mountain Lodge

Tours & Outfitters

Taking a guided tour of the lakes or rivers can combine your favorite activities with a scenic trip around Grand Teton. Some of the types of tours you can enjoy are:

  • Fishing Trips
  • Float Trips
  • Kayaking Tours
  • Jenny Lake Shuttle
  • Scenic Cruises
  • Sailboat Tours

Be sure to browse the outfitters listed here to find exactly the right type of tour for you.

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