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How To Experience Grand Teton Kayaking

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Reagan Fischer

Reagan Fischer
Reagan Fischer

Updated on 1/28/2023

Finding ways to keep cool during the summer is essential if you want to make the most of the season, and this is especially true while traveling to Grand Teton National Park, where temperatures often break new records. The sun's heat is easily felt at an elevation of around 6,800 feet, which is the average. Grand Teton Kayaking, Rafting, and boating are some of the fantastic things that can be done at Grand Teton National Park to fight the heat. In addition to packing sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water, here are some other great ways to beat the heat.

Paddle Away In Grand Teton Kayaking And Canoeing 

Find the ideal canoeing or kayaking excursion for this summer in or close to Grand Teton National Park.

Canoes and kayaks are available for rent by the hour from Grand Teton Kayaking & Canoeing. The rental period must be a minimum of two hours. There is no option for making reservations, and all rentals are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Within the park is the Colter Bay Village Marina, where you may hire canoes and kayaks. Canoe and kayak rental periods adapt to the changing of the seasons and are available to people of all ages.

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Rafting In Whitewater And Scenic Floats Await You At Grand Teton National Park

There are additional businesses in the Jackson area that provide rafting enthusiasts and first-time boaters with exciting water activities, such as whitewater rafting. Barker Ewing by Jackson Hole Whitewater has been providing guests with exciting experiences on the Snake River for more than half a century. These float cruises along the Snake River will take you down ten miles of the river, allowing you to see Grand Teton National Park from a viewpoint that is completely unique.

Barker-Ewing In 1963, Scenic Float Rides was the first company to offer commercial trips down this beautiful stretch of the Snake River. Your adventure will allow you to explore the natural beauty and fauna of the area if you float for ten miles with a professional guide. Rafters frequently catch sight of eagles, moose, and beavers. You may even get a glimpse of a wolf or a bear if you're extremely fortunate.

In addition, Grand Teton Lodge Company, which is the authorized concessionaire for Grand Teton National Park, provides wild and spectacular non-whitewater rafting rides along a ten-mile stretch of the Snake River. These trips are not suitable for beginners. You can sign up for a trip that does not include meals or select lunch or dinner trip that features spectacular cuisine, scenery, and opportunities to watch wildlife. 

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Grand Tetons Kayaking

When you take a trip with Mad River Boat Trips down the Snake River, you will be accompanied by guides who are well-versed in the folklore of the area, as well as the wild and magnificent waters of Wyoming and the safety procedures for rafting. Whitewater tours on Mad River are available in four different boat sizes for people who are looking for an exciting ride; keep in mind that the more intimate the boat, the more intense the experience will be.

Solitude Float Trips provides magnificent floats around Grand Teton National Park that last for a total of two hours. Due to the placid nature of the Snake River, this excursion is suitable for everyone from young children (as long as they are at least five years old) to professional photographers. There are multiple departures throughout the day for the two-hour tours offered by Solitude.

Jackson Lake Kayak Tours In Grand Teton National Park

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Jackson Lake Kayak Tours In Grand Teton National Park, If you are searching for an enjoyable way to see the park on the water, the Jackson Lake Cruise is an excellent opportunity to explore Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. If you are interested in going on this cruise. You can register for a cruise in person at any of these three locations, as well as over the phone. Person-to-person registration is available at Jackson Lake Lodge, the Colter Bay Village Activities Desk, and the Jackson Lake Marina. It is recommended that you try the other two spots first because Jackson Lake Marina has a tendency to be crowded when the peak season is in full swing.

2022 NOTE: It is probable that Jackson Lake cruises will not occur during the summer of 2022 due to the exceptionally low levels of water in the lake. You should call Grand Teton Lodge Company in advance to find out whether or not the water levels have been restored and whether or not cruises have begun.

Grand Teton National Park Provides Opportunities For Kayaking

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Grand Tetons Kayaking

Jackson and Jenny Lakes in Grand Teton National Park allow motorized boats, and sailboats are permitted on Jackson Lake as well. Jenny Lake is the only lake in the park that does not allow powered boats. It is necessary to obtain a boat permit, which can be done so at the Moose, Jenny Lake, or Colter Bay Visitor Centers.

Anglers Can Cast Their Lines In Grand Teton National Park

Fishing is permitted in all of the waters inside the Teton, with the exception of a few seasonal limitations. A valid fishing license is necessary to fish in Wyoming.