National Register of Historic Places

Jenny Lake Boat Concessions Facilities

Grand Teton National Park

Date Added to Register

Monday, August 24, 1998

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The Jenny Lake boat concession buildings -- Reimer's cabin, a boathouse, a boat dock and two employee cabins -- are located in the southwestern corner of Grand Teton National Park, on a peninsula of land that extends into Jenny Lake. The Jenny Lake area was the first to be developed by the National Park Service after establishment of the park in 1929. Even before the park was established a boat ''concessioner'' operated on Jenny Lake under a Forest Service Special Use Permit. Local residents and park staff consistently refer to the boathouse as the Wort boathouse in reference to first concessioner Charles Wort. By 1935 Robert Reimer had assumed the boat concession license. Reimer's new residence was completed during the summer of 1937. Reimer's cabin is a significant example of National Park Service rustic architecture.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources