Jenny Lake in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Park’s First Visitor Area
Grand Teton National Park
Jenny Lake was the first area developed for recreation in this national park. Enjoy the same splendid scenery and outdoor activities here that first drew visitors to this rugged landscape in the early 20th-century. Since the early 1900s, Jenny Lake has been a popular place for hiking, boating, swimming and photography.
1872 Hayden Expedition explorers named this lake to honor their guide Richard “Beaver Dick” Leigh’s wife, a Shoshone Indian named Jenny.
Many of these historic buildings date back to the 1920s and 1930s. Notice how these rustic log structures harmonize with the landscape. In 1990, the National Register of Historic Places designated this area an historic district.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 45.103′ N, 110° 43.35′ W. Marker is in Jenny Lake, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from Teton Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in Grand Teton National Park, in front of Jenny Lake Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Capturing Dudes (a few steps from this marker); The Crandall Studio Jenny Lake (approx. 1.2 miles away); Fault Scarp (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cascade Canyon (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Cathedral Group (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Cathedral Group (approx. 2.7 miles away); Teton Fault (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jenny Lake.
More about this marker. The left side of the marker contains a Harrison R. Crandall photograph of early visitors to Jenny Lake. The right side contains a map of the area.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.