Incepted in 1912 with an aim to provide a natural reserve to the significant Elk herd of Jackson Hole along with many other endangered species around, the refuge today has become one of the rare places in the world to witness these beautiful animals in their own habitat. Apart from elk, there are various birds, fishes, bisons, deer and other animals being preserved and managed in this refuge daily. For travellers planning to visit, must go there in winters as that is the only time when the sanctuary comes alive with wildlife specially elks flocking the place. The elk refuge has been spread over an area of 24,700 acres and provides a fresh breath of air for tourists who wish to delve into nature’s beauty for a while and enjoy its quiet and placid magic.
National Elk Refuge Travel Tips
- Tickets for sleigh rides can be collected from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Visitor Center.
- Dawn and Dusk are best time for spotting an Elk.
Entrance Ticket Details For National Elk Refuge
- Prices for activities such as sleigh rides may differ. Contact the respective authorities for more info.
National Elk Refuge Hours
- Monday to Friday : 8 AM to 4:30 PM
- Closed on Saturday and Sunday.
Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center:
- From October 1- 9 AM to 5 PM daily.
How to Reach National Elk Refuge
- By Taxi
- By Car
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59.83% of people who visit Jackson Hole include National Elk Refuge in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
39.69% of people start their National Elk Refuge visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see National Elk Refuge
94.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting National Elk Refuge
National Elk Refuge Reviews & Ratings
how much is it to visit the elk sanctuary? my husband and I are coming in mid September next year and hoe to drive around in our hire car thank you...Answer Report Abuse
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I don't think you have to pay any entrance fee to visit the National Elk Refuge. But, it is recommended that you confirm before visiting. You can get the right info by calling on 307-733-9212.Report Abuse