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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: +1 307-733-9212
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat...

A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat for Jackson's elk herd. Seasonal hours of operation are listed on the web site for the Visitor Center, Historic Miller House, and Winter Sleigh Ride program.

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Big horn sheep surprise !!!

We have come to Jackson for many years ,usually in fall . This time we came the weekend after thanksgiving for a change. And to see some snow. We have been lucky to see snow each... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Reno, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a bummer... long horn sheep... but no elk... so if you are going now that it's winter time you may be outta luck...we went during thanksgiving while visiting family...

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Jordan, Minnesota
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I remember the good old days, when there were thousands of elk and hundreds of them were big bulls that used to lay along the highway. Yep, and they started showing up in October. Were were there in late November this year, not a single elk could be seen on the refuge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have come to Jackson for many years ,usually in fall . This time we came the weekend after thanksgiving for a change. And to see some snow. We have been lucky to see snow each day , it helps to see the animals. And the mountains are beautiful with fresh snow . There are not many elk in refuge... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local, I have the joy of seeing this refuge in action. It is amazing to see thousands of elk milling around it. The big horn sheep on the back road are also a lot of fun and there are occasionally a bison or two. Take the sleigh ride from the visitor's center to get up close and personal.... More 

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Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We fell upon the entrance to the Elk Refuge and loved it. We got to experience a large herd of Elks, finally, it was great.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Elk tend to stay in the middle of the range so you need a big lens to capture them. It is always a beautiful spot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

to see the large herds of elk grazing in the refuge. they come there in the winter to get out of the really bad temperatures in Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Its a beautiful scene with the Tetons behind you and the smaller mouontains I can't recall the names as a backdrop to the valley. I learned that the valley is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Several 1000 acre refuge for elk and bison. While you can see it from the main road from Jackson to Grand Teton NP, the main entrance is in the north side of Jackson. The elk winter here so you won't see them till late fall but the winter heard list at over 5000. Horse drawn sleigh rides are offered in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Our first trip to the refuge was at 5:30pm in late October. The landscape was breathtaking. Just a half mile past the entrance, we were blessed with a large herd of elk, including babies. Rolling the windows down, we could hear the male as he protected them all, about 20 yards away from the females/young ones. Two miles further, a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to go & see wildlife! Talk to the locals & they'll let you know the. best time to go ! What a treat to experience the beauty of the Tetons as well as the wildlife that's out there! You won't regret going!

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