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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles...
This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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First stop on Yellowstone Trip

Visited the homestead. The park employee was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of info about early homesteaders, the refuge and the general area

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Woodstown, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the homestead. The park employee was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of info about early homesteaders, the refuge and the general area

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This wide open land is beautiful, but we did not see any elk. It was a little disappointing as we were hoping there would be a lot of wildlife to see.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great opportunity to see trophy Elk up close. Inexpensive and very informative. Take a camera and hope for a sunny day.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tucked away on the other side of the Elk Refuge is perhaps the BEST hiking trail in the Jackson Hole area. The trailhead is not really advertised anywhere. We were just fortunate enough to stumbled across it on Google during our last day in Jackson. To access, you must drive through the Elk Refuge to get to the trailhead and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is truly a great place to view all sorts of wildlife. This includes ducks, eagles and other species of birds. Elk may not be visible because it is a free roaming area. Your luck at seeing elk will be better early in the late in the year and early in the year. You have a great walking and bike... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

By visiting the refuge you have a great opportunity to see not only elk, but coyote, big horned sheep, and many other forms of wildlife. You can drive through portions of the refuge- determined by the time of year- or you can take a wagon tour. Depending on the time of year, you can see literally thousands of elk. There... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Top quality art museum with a beautiful view of the Elk Refuge and valley. Suitable for people of all ages. Nice casual cafe for lunch. And don't miss the outside installation of Ai Weiwei's Chinese zodiac animals. Get you photo taken with your zodiac animal!

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Winona, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

What a great way to see wildlife! We stumbled upon this refuge and it was definitely a gem! Saw moose, prong horns, and osprey. Nice to be able to sit in your car and drive for miles and miles watching wildlife. Also a great place to get pictures of Sleeping Indian.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The Elk Refuge is managed in part by the Wyoming Game and Fish people so "hunting" is encouraged to "harvest" animals including bison which are shot from August 15 of 2015 through January 15 of next year. Early spring is the best time to go to see both elk and bison mothers with their calves while they are still alive... More 

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Chesterland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

You will not find elk during the warm summer months - they migrate to cooler areas. Plan accordingly.

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