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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The bumpy Moose-Wilson Rd excepted, highly recommend visiting the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and hiking Phelps Lake. It's much less crowded than Jenny Lake or some other hiking areas, but it's beautiful and if it's warm enough, there's a huge rock you can jump off for a dip in the lake. We didn't have bear spray and didn't see any bears,... More

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Cody, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderful place to hike!!! Great trails and great scenery!!! Loved seeing Phelps Lake!!!! The visitors center was absolutely amazing! Loved the collage of pictures!!!!

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Bedford, NY
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44 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We took the easy hike along Lake Creek and back to the visitor center. The whole journey was amazing for its solitude and scenery; the highlight was walking along the side of Phelps Lake. This is a perfect hike for non-serious hikers (like us!).

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Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This place is very well cared for and is a gorgeous hike. Make the loop around Phelps Lake to get such incredible views!

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Statesville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is an easy hike thru the woods by a river. You are rewarded with great views at the lake. It's such a peaceful and scenic hike that should not be missed!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

if you're headed through Grand Teton, definitely make a stop here. There's a few small hikes that would be great for children, and a really cool museum-esque building to learn more about the area.

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Sullivan's Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Visitor Center is beautiful - even if you're not into that kind of thing it's worth a trip. The staff was quite helpful and friendly. The building itself was a beautiful piece of work! Once we made the 1/5 mile trek to Phelps Lake, the view was amazing - I wish we had time to make the 7 mile... More

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West Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

You've got to get there early--parking is limited in order to reduce the number of people on the trails. Phelps Lake is gorgeous, and I enjoyed seeing how it "used to be" when it was Rockefeller's summer treat (photos in the visitor center). There are benches so you can sit and contemplate the beauty of the mountains.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the 7+ mile hike around Phelps lake and had a nice time, but were surprised how few hikers took this long walk. Think we passed maybe 20 people over the whole 3.5 hour hike which had me freaked out a bit thinking we would run into bears, but the only thing we saw were a few chipmunks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice trails and nice facility! Very peaceful. Trail is not too difficult to do. Rangers are there till 5 pm, just FYI, in the summer.

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