Jackson Lake Lodge vicinity

aerial photo of Jackson Lake Lodge:

The main Jackson Lake Lodge building is the tan rectangle at the top of the section of forest at the bottom of the picture, with the hotel cottages, parking lots and swimming pool below it. Lunch Tree Hill rises to the right just above the forested area.

Pilgrim Creek, Third Creek and Second Creek flow through the broad expanse of Willow Flats (the center third of the photo). Mount Moran (12,594′) is the peak to the right. It’s not the highest peak, it just looks like it in this picture. Colter Bay is just out of the photo to the right. For an aerial of Colter Bay go to: Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton Lodge Christian Pond blk wht aerial: Jackson Lake Lodge vicinity index:

C = corral

G = gas station

H = highways 191/89, Jackson 35 miles, Yellowstone 19 miles, Colter Bay 6 miles

L = Jackson Lake Lodge main building (Pioneer Grill, Mural Room restaurants, shops, see description below)

M = Medical Clinic open 7 days a week in the summer, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (307-543-2514, 307-733-8002 after hours). No appointment needed.

(St John’s Health medical center, hospital in Jackson (24 hour emergency room) is at 625 E. Broadway at Redmond.)

PL = outdoor swimming pools, weather permitting. They have sometimes been closed during our late fall trips. (Colter Bay cabins guests can use these for free.)

swimming pool with one person swimming

P = Lodge parking

W = Willow Flats overlook parking lot

When you enter the Jackson Lake Lodge main building from the main parking lot, you reach the lower lobby.

The registration desk will be to your right, the public restrooms are down a hall on the right beyond the registration desk along with meeting rooms Antelope, Wapiti, Trumpeter, Moose, Osprey, Buffalo and Grizzly. There is a small gift shop/newsstand to the left. In front of you is the staircase to the upper lobby.

JLLupperlobby GTL co: JL lodge main window:

At the top is a huge seating area (parlor) with floor to ceiling windows (two story) with Teton range views. The Pioneer Grill counter and takeout are on the left, followed on the left by the Mural Room with its tall windows and views.

On the right at the end is the Blue Heron Lounge/bar with a small menu. Grand Tetons restaurants has links to menus.

At the top of the stairs, turn around and to the left and right of the staircase area are clothes/gift shops and more restrooms and meeting rooms Homesteader, Prospector, Wrangler, Explorers and Trappers.

Access to WiFi in the parlor (upper lobby) is free to anyone without a secret code,

(note his administrative assistant standing by at the left).

man working at a laptop with a grizzly bear standing nearby in a glass case

as is the WiFi at the main visitor center in Moose, Colter Bay laundromat, and the main Colter Bay restaurant.

At the far end of the upper lobby are doors to the large back deck looking out over Willow Flats. Some evenings a Ranger brings a spotter scope and answers questions. Bear right across the deck and you can climb up to Lunch Tree Hill for the same views and less evening crowds, but no seating. Can you spot the trail in the photo below?

Lunch tree hill and JLL main building from teton park road south of JL junction:

Details about which Jackson Lake Lodge cottage or hotel room has the best views, might be quieter, etc. are at: Grand Tetons hotels, cabins, lodging


You can download a Grand Teton National Park map at: http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/maps.htm

and a map of lakeside trails at:


The trail from Jackson Lake Lodge to Christian Pond, an easy, 3.3 mile / 5.3 kilometer loop trail, goes under the highway:
simple map

You can find a larger version of this NPS map of the trails from Jackson Lake Lodge to Emma Matilda Lake and Two Ocean Lake at:

NPS  photo map with lakes, roads and trails

NPS drawing of a human and various animals showing how far away we need to stay from wild animals


To be able to answer the question: “what is the name of that Teton peak?”

print yourself a larger, more readable copy of these three profile drawings of the Teton Range with the names of peaks seen from these three views:

1) Highway 89, one mile south of Moose Junction

drawing of mountian peaks with their names

2) Teton Point turnout on Highway 89

drawing of mountain peaks with their names

3) from Jackson Lake Lodge

drawing of mountain peaks with their names

go to:


and click on Teton profile


Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a map and description of the main streets and how to find the largest groceries, Ace Hardware, Target, REI, UPS, Radio Shack, St John’s Health Medical Center (hospital) (24 hour emergency room), city parks, electric vehicle charging stations and more.

see also Grand Tetons and Jackson Lake aerial photo

NASA aerial photo of Teton Range

We tell people on our college trips to Grand Teton National Park to fill their gas tank whenever they are in Jackson, Wyoming, as the lowest cost gas stations are in town and the prices almost always get higher the further you go into Grand Teton park. See a map of gas stations in Grand Teton National Park and gas costs at some of them over the years.

nps drawing bears: drawing of a black bear and a grizzly for comparisonWas that a black bear or a grizzly, a coyote or a wolf or a fox we just saw?

NPS photo Yellowstone wildlife montage Robert Hynes 560 pxls: Rocky Mountain mammal size comparisons has photos and comparisons of beavers, squirrels, pika, marmot, elk, moose, bison, fox, coyote, wolf, golden-mantled ground squirrel, chipmunk, Red Squirrel (also known as) Chickaree, Unita Ground squirrels, bobcat, lynx, mountain lion (cougar), pine marten, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, grizzly and black bears, tundra swan, trumpeter swan, adult and juvenile Bald Eagles.



Grand Teton National Park birds has photos and details about the most common ones we can hope to see
including Bald Eagle, Red-winged Blackbird, Canada Geese, Clark’s Nutcracker, Golden Eagle, Great Blue Heron. Great Gray Owl, Harlequin duck, Loon, Magpie, Merganser, Northern Flicker (woodpecker), Osprey, Ouzel, Pelican, Peregrine Falcon, Ptarmigan, Raven, Sandhill Cranes, Steller’s Jays, Trumpeter Swan , Western Meadowlark, and Western Tanager, with links to calls / songs from most of them to listen to.

and you can Download photos of over a hundred birds of Grand Teton National Park

hawk flying