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National Elk Refuge

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Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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Winter Half-Day Wildlife Safari From Jackson Hole
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US$ 275.00*
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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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Hours Today: 08:00 - 19:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn't see any elk here. It was probably due to the changing weather. The exhibits are ok. The gift shop seemed overly crowded and didn't have much variety. I did pick up some brochures that were helpful in planning the rest of our trip...More

Thank CS124578
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a mile away from the Jackson townsquare is a large refuge for Elks.In winter Elks gather here in the refuge to escape the harsh winter.You can drive through the refuge.There is no fee.The road inside the refuge is not asphalted however the scenery around...More

Thank VK_217
Reviewed 2 days ago

I just found it funny that the elk refuge had NO elk when we visited lol. Nonetheless, we were able to see lots of other wildlife milling about, and just enjoyed being outdoors taking it all in.

Thank lhamilt77
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Took a sled tour through the elk park and it was amazing how close we got to the elks. Our guide/sled driver had long experience and could answer all our questions!

Thank Mia S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove through the refuge knowing the chances of seeing elk were slim. The drive through the refuge is nice. We arrived too early at the Miller homestead to tour it but did see four sandhill cranes fly over and land nearby. There are several...More

Thank Lynn W
Reviewed 6 days ago

we visited Jackson Hole in September in between seasons. we did not see elk or antelope in the park however the bird life was amazing. there was a mating pair of swans as well as 10+ varieties of bird life. well worth the visit would...More

Thank Jeanna K
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a place where elk can find food during the severe mountain weather. But, drive carefully. The elk wander onto the road and pose a traffic hazard.

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We camped at Gros Ventre - part of the Grand Tetons National Park. This campground is right there at the Elk Refuge. It is a beautiful area, with lots of opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.

Thank MMarianne1352
Reviewed 1 week ago

​▪️Location: Highway 89 on North Cache. Same building as the "Visitor Center". ▪️Parking: Easy, large parking lot in front of the building. ▪️Highlights: Impressive elk, (of course) and other animal exhibits. And, helpful directions where to view animals in the area. (Not in the Elk...More

Thank packcal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw no wildlife, which is not the issue. There are some stunning vistas, but difficult to enjoy on the rutted, washboard gravel road. 6mph was top speed for most of the trip. In addition, there men shooting pistols, so any chance to see wildlife...More

Thank cbmo48
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20 August 2017|
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
Go to the visitors center first. It's on the north side of town heading towards the airport. It's free and has a viewing deck and rangers to answer questions. The information there is fantastic....we learned so much. As... More
Jennifer H
12 May 2017|
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Response from dencrocket | Reviewed this property |
You might check out this place, Teton Science School Wildlife Expeditions They may have some tips for you.
22 April 2017|
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Response from Ryan A | Reviewed this property |
I believe they chase all the elk out in April or May.