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Trip Planning & Area Resources

Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone area are among the most popular places to visit in the United States. From rugged Teton mountains to wildlife in Yellowstone park, there is something here for everyone to enjoy. When traveling to a new destination there are some important factors to consider including lodging, seasonality, what to bring, what to do, and more. Below are some of our best planning and area resources to make your Jackson Hole float trip and vacation unforgettable!

Jackson Hole Area Info


There are a variety of lodging options in the town of Jackson and the surrounding areas. Here are a few recommendations: 


Now that you have been on a Snake River float trip, it’s time to explore more of what Jackson Hole has to offer. 


Jackson Hole is home to the infamous Snake River, fed by several tributaries, creating a vast and dynamic watershed system. The Snake River is home to a variety of recreational activities including Grand Teton float trips, whitewater rafting, Jackson Hole fly fishing and more. From flat sections of water to class 3 rapids, the mighty Snake River makes for the perfect summer escape. This river is also conveniently located just 10 minutes from the town of Jackson and 10 minutes from Teton Village making it a quick and easy trip.


Driving & Parking Information

For all public scenic float trips, we will meet at Stilson Parking Center (1415 Beckley Park Way, Wilson, WY 83014) before taking a quick van ride across the street to the Wilson Boat Ramp. Stilson Parking Center is a large area with ample parking and restroom facilities. We will meet at the north end of the parking area, where you will see a flag with Teton Scenic Float Tours on it.


For all Snake River private float trips, we will meet directly at the Wilson Boat Ramp (across the street from Stilson Parking Center). Parking is allowed along the entrance road. We will meet in the staging area near the water. The Wilson Boat Ramp also has restroom facilities.


Summer is a busy and popular time of year! This means you may run into some traffic while you are visiting. Plan to give yourself ample drive time as wildlife jams are common along our highways. If you are driving from further away (Yellowstone or Grand Teton Parks) it is best to give yourself even more drive time so you don’t miss your scenic float trip.

What to Bring

Because Jackson Hole is located over 6,000 feet in elevation, we can experience a variety of weather in a single day! While July and August are the warmest months of the year, you may encounter an afternoon shower.


It is best to bring plenty of sunscreen and always wear sunglasses, hats, breathable clothing, and comfortable shoes.


The months of May, June, September, and October can be anywhere from 70 degrees and sunny to 35 degrees and snowing! For these months we
Recommend bringing clothing for warm weather and also clothing for cool mornings and evenings. It never hurts to wear layers and shed them as needed.


Drinking plenty of water is another must when visiting a high elevation destination. It may take a few days to acclimate and it is easier to get dehydrated at higher elevations, so hydration is especially important.


Just about every inch of Jackson Hole is picturesque, so make sure to bring your camera or phone along when safe to do so. You never know what you’ll see around the corner!


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