Jenny Lake

A much-loved gem within Grand Teton National Park, more than one million visitors frequent Jenny Lake each year. As Jenny Lake suffered from intense degradation as a result of age and overuse, Hershberger Design was brought into the project to holistically update the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corps from the 1930s. As a collaborative effort with National Park Service Staff, Grand Teton National Park Foundation, and the Sibbett Group, Hershberger Design worked to enhance frontcountry plazas, trails, and interpretive spaces, as well as backcountry trails. The designs improve safety, accessibility, and educational opportunities while bringing frontcountry areas into compliance with the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards. Hershberger Design created a cohesive, resonant, and enduring assortment of trails, bridges, and amenities in the midst of a 5-year implementation process. Now providing lakeshore access, amazingly crafted drystack stone walls, artfully sculpted views, and insightful interpretive exhibits, Jenny Lake offers a multitude of experiences as both an origin for adventure and a destination. The project seeks to instill new life in this cherished location, allowing it to continue capturing the heart of Grand Teton National Park visitors and introduce millions to the natural world.