The fundraising campaign to improve the Jenny Lake area in Grand Teton National Park finished on schedule, just in time for the National Park Service centennial.
The Inspiring Journeys campaign exceeded its goal of $14 million and has already contributed to improvements of backcountry trails, wayfinding paths, and visitor facilities. Construction that began three years ago is scheduled for completion in 2018.
“Our visitors have been really patient and understand that in order to improve something you have to rip it up and do the work,” said president of Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Leslie Mattson. “I think we’ll see people who will come back when they want to see Jenny Lake completed – the most popular destination in Grand Teton.”
Millions of people visit the park every year, and Mattson said she is excited to see the finished project.