Jackson, Wyoming Water activities

Our most recommended Jackson, Wyoming Water activities

Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

1. Moran: Upper Snake River Grand Teton Park Rafting Tour

Bask in the beauty of nature as your guide takes you down the Snake River, one of the most pristine and beautiful rivers in the United States on this rafting tour from Moran. Feel the excitement of spotting wildlife in its natural environment from the raft. Meet your guide at one of the oldest dude ranches in America at the Heart Six Ranch where you can see mountain peaks looming in the distance. Hop aboard a comfortable raft and begin your boating adventure on the winding Snake River.  Float through some of the most picturesque wilderness in Grand Teton National Park. Get a different perspective of the park from the water which creates some fantastic photo opportunities.  Look for a variety of local wildlife like majestic moose, elk, bison, bald eagles, ducks, and geese. Relax on a stunning 10-mile journey before returning to your starting point in Moran.

Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

2. Jackson: Snake River Class 2-3 Whitewater Rafting Adventure

Embark on an 8-mile rafting trip adventure down the Snake River - the perfect summer activity to do on your visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming for all ages and experience levels. Discover the Class II and III whitewater rapids with incredible opportunities to swim and get wet. Start the tour by arriving a the boathouse, just 1-mile from Town Square in Jackson. Meet your experienced white water guides and get suited up in wetsuits if needed (available to hire for an additional cost). From there, take a 30-minute bus ride to West Table in the Snake River Canyon. Feel free to leave anything on the bus that you don't want to get wet. When you arrive at the launch site, get kitted out with paddles and board the boat. When booking, you can choose between the classic boat option for 8-10 people or the smaller boat option which requires you to paddle at every rapid. Then, begin navigating downstream along this particularly wide and deep stretch of river which boasts class II and III level rapids. As the paddling picks up the pace, experience rapids including Lunch Counter, 3-ordeal, Cottonwood, Big Kahuna, and many more. Be prepared to get wet during this adrenaline-filled adventure. Listen as your guide teaches you about the history of the area and about some of the rapids. Along the way, admire the spectacular canyon scenery and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including eagles, mountain goats, otters, osprey, and elk. Have the chance to take a quick swim and cool down. Finally, end the route at Sheep Gulch which is 8-miles south of your departure point. Finally, board the same bus which will return you back to the boathouse where the tour concludes.

Jackson: Snake River Scenic Raft Trip

3. Jackson: Snake River Scenic Raft Trip

Your guide will meet you at the meeting point and then you will depart by minibus for a short drive to Snake River. Lifejackets will be passed out at the boat ramp, before boarding the raft and floating along Snake River. Sit back and relax as your guide takes care of the navigation from a center-mounted oar frame. Enjoy the scenery as your guide interprets the many amazing sights and sounds of the river. After reaching the river bank at the end of the experience, your guide will drive you back to the original meeting point in Jackson.

Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

4. Jackson: Snake River Whitewater Rafting Expedition

Leave the streets of Jackson behind and get out of the city to jump into the rapids of Snake River. Team up with your friends for a whitewater rafting experience and navigate with the help of your guide, as they point out impressive local wildlife. Make your way to the meeting point and take a short drive through picturesque landscapes to arrive at the starting point of the rapids. Go over a brief safety introduction and climb into your raft to set out along Snake River and the breathtaking canyon scenery. Feel the adrenaline pumping through you as you take on rapids like Lunch Counter, Big Kahuna, Champagne, and Rope. Take the chance to swim at the mellow mile in the deep calm section of the river and have a laugh with your friends jumping off the raft. Throughout your adventure, your guide will help you spot local species, like bald eagles, osprey, river otters, deer, and moose. Let go of any worries and allow yourself to be carried away by the relaxing sights and sounds of the river. End your adventure back at the starting point.

Yellowstone: Private Lewis Lake Fishing Trip From Jackson

5. Yellowstone: Private Lewis Lake Fishing Trip From Jackson

Benefit from pick-up at your lodging in Jackson or Teton Village, or make your own way to the boat dock at Lewis Lake in Yellowstone National Park for a day of fishing for trout. Start with a 1.5-hour drive north through the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and stop to pick up your fishing license en route to Lewis Lake (you can also get one in advance from the Visitor Center in Jackson, or at any of the ranger stations in Yellowstone National Park). Upon arrival, discover a chain of lakes, consisting of Lewis and Shoshone lakes, connected by about a mile of river known as the "Lewis/Shoshone Channel." While every trip is different, your guides will generally spend some time on Lewis Lake, as well as row you up the channel for more fishing opportunities. Depending on your group, you also will have the chance to disembark and hike further up the channel to wade fish in the fantastic water! Dry fly fishing, streamer fishing and spin cast fishing are all possible throughout the day, and all equipment is provided for your convenience. Feel free to bring any appropriate equipment that you like in addition, but please note that no bait, no lead, 1 hook per lure and barbless hooks only are permitted in Yellowstone National Park.  Native trout will be released back into the water alive, but you will have the opportunity to keep any lake trout, along with brown trout on occasion. Your guides will try to get you back on the road by 16:00, getting you back to Jackson by 18:00. However, departure and return times can be flexible if needed.

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What people are saying about Jackson, Wyoming

White water rafting was awesome! Our guide was knowledgeable and experienced. Even my 7 and 8 year old had a blast! I would recommend this to anyone in the Jackson Hole area!

This float trip was fantastic!! Our guide Roz made it even better. She was so fun and knowledgeable! The weather was stunning in late September. Highly recommend this trip!

Had a great time! Can’t ask for a more beautiful setting! My husband is an experienced angler. I am not, but still had lots of fun! Joe was a good and patient teacher.

Relaxing rafting trip down the Snake River while enjoythe beautiful sky and sighting bald eagle and a llama was a favorite part of our vacation. Highly recommend.

Fun trip. Although we saw no game animals or raptors, we had fun and enjoyed the views. They provided rain slicks when a thunderstorm hit us too.