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Oxbow Bend

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Address: U.S. 26/89/191/287, 2 mi east of Jackson Lake Junction, Moran, WY 83013

Calm backwater in the Snake River in Grand Teton Nat'l. Park.

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Beautiful and Peaceful

This is such a beautiful spot. From fishing, wildlife viewing, photography or just zoning out taking in the views. I have loved this spot since I was young. It is worth a stop to... read more

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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful spot. From fishing, wildlife viewing, photography or just zoning out taking in the views. I have loved this spot since I was young. It is worth a stop to take in the beauty.

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Park City, Utah
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Words can't even describe the views you will get from Oxbow Bend! Gorgeous views of Mt Moran right off the snake river. Lived in Grand Teton National Park for two summers & this was always a favorite spot for beautiful vistas & river otters playing at sunset.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 December 2016

Although we didn't see any wildlife this is an iconic place for photographs. If you get here at dawn or dusk, the reflection of the mountains in the water make for a great shot.

Thank Susan K
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

From all the adverts it's in. Oxbow Bend is pretty much just what it says, a bend in a section of the road. It's not very big and it can get quite crowded, especially when there's one poor moose just trying to eat some willows, so you'll want to combine this with a trip to Yellowstone or Grand Teton NP.

Thank intlwanderlust
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

I read so many reviews about how great this place was, and that many photographers go there to take great photos, but it is a bit overdone. There are many other places where you can have amazing landscape photos of the Tetons. This is just my opinion. We saw it from the car, and from the hill as we passed... More 

Thank betty f
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Discovered this place simply driving by - the view captures you immediately. We visited twice - came back after our evening meal to watch the sun go down. Wonderful time and wonderful memories. Recommended.

Thank Harrison_F_Carter
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Many times, we have stopped here to watch more than one bull moose munching contentedly on the wet grasses! As long as you keep your distance & allow them plenty of space, they will ignore you & you'll get great photos! Do not move closer because you don't have a decent telephoto lens---it isn't worth it; you'll stress the moose,... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

We visited at the height of fall foliage and the views were incredible! Take the time to stop here and enjoy the wonder of this fabulous national park.

Thank Heidi H
Monrovia, California
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

Great place if the weather cooperates...just a lovely place with so much to see and photograph..get there early to beat the crowds

Thank Aaron G
San Francisco
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

I stopped here on my way to Colter Bay Village and came back another evening - saw elk and several birds/ducks. Ranger was there every other evening I think , for September, recommend you check schedule for ranger programs. They have scope usually and of course are knowledgeable about the area and wildlife.

Thank Geeena

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