Snake River Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek

Moran, Wyoming

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This is a calm trip through the Oxbow Bend area, which is famous for its views of the Teton Range. Varied birdlife, including eagles, ospreys, pelicans and waterfowl, can be expected along the route, in addition to signs of beaver and the occasional otter. Be aware of a few river obstacles, no shore access at eagle nesting areas, swifter current at Pacific Creek take-out. This stretch of the Snake River, due to its calmer current and minimal obstacles, is ideal for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Portions of the river are almost lakelike, while other short stretches have a quicker, more powerful current but are still easy to negotiate. A side trip through the famous Oxbow Bend area allows you to experience this “calendar quality” scene in the intimate manner available only to paddlers.
Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

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Paddling Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks

by Don Nelson (Falcon Guides)

This is a calm trip through the Oxbow Bend area, which is famous for its views of the Teton Range. Varied birdlife, including eagles, ospreys, pelicans and waterfowl, can be expected along the route, in addition to signs of beaver and the occasional otter. Be aware of a few river obstacles, no shore access at eagle nesting areas, swifter current at Pacific Creek take-out.

This stretch of the Snake River, due to its calmer current and minimal obstacles, is ideal for beginning and intermediate paddlers. Portions of the river are almost lakelike, while other short stretches have a quicker, more powerful current but are still easy to negotiate. A side trip through the famous Oxbow Bend area allows you to experience this “calendar quality” scene in the intimate manner available only to paddlers.

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Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing
Nearby City: Moran
Distance: 5
Skill Level: Easy to Moderate
Duration: 2 - 4 hours
Season: June through September
Local Contacts: Grand Teton National Park, 307-739-3399
Local Maps: USGS Moran
Driving Directions: Directions to Snake River: Jackson Lake Dam to Pacific Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

9/18/2008
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Great canoe trip! Easy current, almost the entire time (did not have to paddle much). Viewed all kinds of wildlife!!! Some of the otters are very curious and will swim right up to your boat.



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