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National Elk Refuge

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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to go into and look around at all the information Great place to buy gifts and prints There was a information desk setup for the kids to show them some of the different animals

Thank johnk2103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice to see wildlife up close and personal, to see them just in their natural habitat...worth the drive..

Thank Tour716680
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove thru the refuge in August 2018. Unfortunately it was in the high 90’s out and all of the elk were up in the hills because it was cooler for them. This is a huge property and we rented a jeep 4x4 to explore...More

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As advised by the desk at the Parkway Inn, it went across town and entered the Natl Elk Refuge from the back side and drove the back roads for, at least, a couple of miles. Great early morning views and can only imagine what it...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative. Besides nice gift shop, information center people are so friendly and helpfull. Keep up the good work!

Thank maggy2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although the elk are not here in the summer, it was interesting to look out over the National Elk Refuge from the second story of the Visitor Center on North Cache Street in Jackson, and imagine several thousand elk finding a refuge here during the...More

Thank TrissMMM
Reviewed August 15, 2018

No elk in July, no problem. The last time we were in Jackson we actually stayed close to the refuge, this time we stayed in town. We took a half day wildlife safari tour and the elk refuge was one of the stops. Plenty of...More

Thank Alabamatripcreator
Reviewed August 13, 2018

The place is really huge. It will take all day to explore complete,if thats possible. Be sure and check out Antelope Loop

Thank Tony W
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Great ATV Safari experience a must do if visiting. Trip was out of site saw lots of well, fox, and breathtaking veiws!!

Thank Ziggy O
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I was there in February 2015. Not much snow so we did the wagon instead of the sleigh. 32 degrees meant the elk were very active. This was part of our tour, but I would recommend it to anyone.

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April 16, 2018|
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Response from olivier b | Reviewed this property |
go to the national elk refuge website and book
December 7, 2017|
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Response from Gavin B | Reviewed this property |
Enough snow for this activity is 50/50 before December 25th. You could luck out with a good early winter there or not enough. The peaks will have snow to make it picture perfect but enough for a sleigh ride. Planning an... More
November 1, 2017|
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Response from 810Jim | Reviewed this property |
It is a self-drive around the refuge. I don't remember seeing any horses. The art museum on the highway opposite the refuge is REALLY worth the entrance fee.