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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Jackson, WY 83001
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Beautiful views and wildlife

During the summer you can fish in the creeks, watch the elk, bison and other critters, take wagon rides or just enjoy the spacious views. In the winter there is guided sleigh... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

During the summer you can fish in the creeks, watch the elk, bison and other critters, take wagon rides or just enjoy the spacious views. In the winter there is guided sleigh rides that take you among the different wildlife. The view are breath taking from various lications. You can walk on the back road and see parts of the... More 

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Thank David H
Jackson, Wyoming, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fishing starts at sunrise on August 1 be there early though and find a small riffle .. bring your best game and ..... wait for the trout to rise ... cast carefully above it .... set the hook and smile . Remember to crimp your barb . We wait all year for this day ! And after you put in... More 

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Thank bennywilson
Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Advertisements stated you'll see elk, what they don't say is what time of year you'll see them. We were there in July and no elk, so don't be disappointed when all you see is grassy fields.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a nice scenic ride and that is about it. We saw no Elk and were advised that during the heat the animals head to the Mountains for cooler weather. I am not sure it is worth the trip during the summer months, but I guess I am glad I can say I was there. I am sure during... More 

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outside Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just a beautiful meadow near Jackson with water and a mountain backdrop. Would love to visit here in the Winter with all the elks. Great photo opportunities.

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Jacksonville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I kept seeing this place from the highway and wondered what was over there, so we meandered over and were surprised to find out that you can drive all thru the refuge. Visited the Miller House log cabin that's been there over 100 years and Mr. Miller became the "Father of the elk".

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Snow Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a drive, and then a hike around the refuge, and it was worth the time to see habitat and local natural beauty around Jackson, Wy.

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Brigham City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the few great places our tax dollars go. In the winter elk are everywhere; not today. A lovely huge place for elk to winter. Most likely where they have wintered for eons. Please stop and read the signs if you do not take a tour.

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Thank Larry P
Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went as a large group and kids and adults enjoyed the displays and observation deck. While there were no elk to be seen, there were plenty of water fowl and birds to see. The exhibits indoors were nice too. The Rangers there were also quite helpful in providing directions and tips. This is a good place to start your... More 

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Manasquan, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply Beautiful! Absolutely no Elk in sight! We traveled in summer, so I heard they only come down to the valley in winter....

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