There will be a temporary closure for Jenny Lake, and the trails around Jenny Lake, on Tuesday, September 15, from approximately 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. The temporary closure is a safety measure due to rehabilitation activities on the west side of the lake that will include helicopter transport of heavy construction materials.
The temporary closure will include the Jenny Lake public boat launch, the southwest Jenny Lake Lakeshore Trail, the upper horse trail, Moose Ponds, Hidden Falls, and Inspiration Point. Jenny Lake Boating will not be operating the shuttle boat or renting water craft. Signs will be posted throughout the closure area, and park staff will be available to provide suggestions for alternate routes/detours for anyone visiting this area of the park. For hikers returning from Cascade Canyon during this time, they will be routed to the String Lake area and transportation will be provided back to South Jenny Lake.
Areas not affected by this temporary closure include, Cascade Canyon accessed via the canyon horse trail, Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake Scenic Loop Road, South Jenny Lake parking and visitor areas, and String Lake parking lots and trailheads.
The rehabilitation and construction work on the west side of Jenny Lake is part of the Jenny Lake Renewal Project. Work is planned to continue this fall, as well as next summer. The project is funded through a public-private partnership initiative with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the park's primary fundraising partner.
The Grand Teton National Park Foundation is raising $14 million through its Inspiring Journeys campaign to finance the project, and Grand Teton National Park is contributing $3 million generated from entrance fee revenues. This public-private partnership effort serves as a signature project to highlight the National Park Service's 2016 centennial milestone. For information about the Foundation or its Inspiring Journeys campaign, please visit http://www.gtnpf.org/ or call 307.732.0629.