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  • Address: 675 East Broadway, Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001, USA
  • Hours: Season hours vary

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National Elk Refuge

Part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, the National Elk Refuge is more than just a winter habitat for Jackson Elk Herd—it’s a habitat for many different species of endangered animals and big game. The Refuge has been part of the Jackson scenery for more than 100 years, created after conflict between the elk and humans significantly depleted the elk population. Today the refuge consists of approximately 25,000 acres dedicated to elk winter range. The elk stay on the refuge for approximately six months each winter and guests have the opportunity to learn more about the herd through interactive displays and educational programs. Get up close views of the herd during a winter sleigh ride or utilize one of the several wildlife viewing areas on the refuge. 

Practical Info:

The best time to view elk and other wildlife on the Refuge is during the winter season, from November to April. Public access is restricted to the main roads; walking, skiing and other off-road activities are prohibited to protect the wildlife. For more information, visit the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, an interagency facility that includes information from multiple organizations, including the National Elk Refuge. The Visitor Center is located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the winter and 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the summer. 

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Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip, Jackson Hole, null

Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Embrace winter in Wyoming on a guided tour of Grand Teton National Park, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and the National Elk Refuge. First drive around ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $199.00
Half-Day Wildlife Safari From Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Day Trips

Half-Day Wildlife Safari From Jackson Hole

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

For those with time constraints late in the day, this half day Safari will give you a great experience that includes the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $145.00

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