Paddle at Oxbow Bend

Paddle at Oxbow Bend

Jackson, Wyoming

Paddle at Oxbow Bend

Sunrise at Oxbow Bend is one of the most popular events in the park, and for good reason. Mt. Moran is particularly stunning in the morning light. For wildlife viewing, Oxbow Bend is one of the best places in the park, but its even better if you can explore it by water. The easiest access to the water level is around the back of the bend at a place known as Cattleman’s Bridge. Coming from the south, the road will be the first left after you pass the Oxbow Bend turnout. There are all sorts of little channels to explore, and lots to see. Moose, River Otters, Grizzly Bears, Beaver, and all types of waterfowl thrive here. The fishing is also pretty great. I think a person could spend the whole day on the water there and not get bored.

Tip: If you don’t have your own Canoe or Kayak, [Dornans](https://www.dornans.com/%20) down in Moose will allow you to rent them and transport them up to the Bend.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Bear Spray
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water Gear (if applicable)
  • Fishing Gear

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