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National Elk Refuge

Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
307 733 9212
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We drove by this place 4 times in our trip- but unfortunately didn't get to see any elks here.. From the pics posted by other travellers - I can imagine, how wonderful it must be to see the elks. Anyways, the drive was still beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

great drive by! Were not able to elk at time we went, but hear that this is great thing to do. Our guide from another event took us to this which was nice sidebar for him to do.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Nothing much to say about this, except that the elk were starting to come back to the refudge. I did not see any elk here, but saw and hear buggling at my camp site at Jenny Lake.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Very interesting Cabin (old homestead) now the visitors center and had a wonderfully charming docent who gave us the history of the Refuge. Nicely restored cabin making you feel like you have stepped back into the early 1900's. Would love to return when the Elk are at the refuge.

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Sonoma County
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Interesting and a revenue source for the Boy Scouts and the Preserve selling all the shed antlers each year....big event....try and attend.....very fun :)

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columbus oh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Couldn't see any activity in the summer. 24,000 acres. Would have been great to see the Elk. There is a nice fish hatchery tour on the fringe of the refuge. Not related to the preserve.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Elk Refuge was very cool. Very scenic and a wonderful to take pictures in early Spring. I thoroughly enjoyed myself here. Absolutely breath taking. Unfortunately I was a little early to get into Yellowstone, but I was able to get into the Elk Refuge and drive myself around. Loved it, but then I love road trips.

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We liked knowing that the elk will be fed through the winter. The sweeping views are not to be believed.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The last time we were there we saw bear. This time around no bear but enjoyed the drive as well as the scenery.

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Newport, Washington, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Skip Palmer is the Best. Your organization and Our country could use more people like this man. Can't say enough nice things about him.

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