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Basics of Kayak Touring on Slide Lake

Learn to paddle a touring or recreational kayak on scenic Slide Lake. Slide Lake was formed in 1925 by the cataclysmic collapse of the north slope of Sheep Mountain. The slide path and debris are still clearly visible as you travel up the Gros Ventre River to the lake. With views of surrounding forest, the red rock of the Gros Ventre Range and the peaks of the Grand Tetons, Slide Lake offers the perfect venue for learning to paddle. Basic stroke technique and kayaking safety are all covered in this fun and informative half-day course. More importantly, your instructor will soon have you gliding across the water in your new craft. This course is a must for beginning recreational or touring kayakers.

Touring Kayak Basics on Slide Lake Half Day Special  
One Person $305  
Two People $205/person  
Three People $165/person  
Four to Six People $145/person  
Seven People or More $130/person  


What to bring on a day tour?

  • Bathing suit or wind pants made of synthetic quick drying material
  • Mid-weight shirt of wicking material (wool or synthetic)
  • Change of warm dry clothes (even in the middle of summer Wyoming is cold after being in the water all day)
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Sun hat (optional)
  • Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (you can use ours or buy some in our kayak shop)

 Water bottle included in Deluxe Lesson

Slide Lake Kayak Lesson
Family enjoying a nice paddle on Slide Lake in a combination of single and tandem recreational kayaks.

Kayaking on Slide Lake
Clients paddling through the sunken forest in a tandem recreational kayak on Slide Lake kayak lesson

Slide Lake is home to natures largest rodent, the beaver.  On a Slide Lake Lesson you will be able to paddle past multiple beaver lodges and hopefully see a beaver!

Call now to make a reservation (307)733-2471 or write

Jackson Hole Kayak School is a permitee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and an equal opportunity provider

Basics of Kayak Touring on Slide Lake