At the bottom of Cascade Canyon lies Jenny Lake with its clear waters covering two square miles, encompassed by nature and mountain scenery. Getting its name from the wife of the Native American named Leigh lake, Jenny Lake has two zones. The north side, being the quieter area is equipped with a boat launch, picnic area and is home to the trail-head. The southern side is much busier with the Visitor Center, the Ranger Station, campground, and docks. Open between 8 am and 7 pm, and closing 2 hours earlier in winter, the Jenny Lake Visitor Center offers interesting information about the history and geology of the lake. Jenny Lake enables visitors to explore the lake via kayak or small motorboats. Alternatively, it is possible to take a ferry around the lake or one of the shuttles crossing to Cascade Canyon trailhead.