National Elk RefugeCurrently Open
- Address: 675 E Broadway Ave, Jackson, WY 83001, USA, Jackson Hole, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-3077339212
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Family And Kids
National Elk Refuge - Review
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 Information
- Tickets for sleigh rides can be collected from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone Visitor Center.
- Dawn and Dusk are best time for spotting an Elk.
National Elk Refuge Ticket Prices
- 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 Public Transport
- By Taxi
- By Car
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Elk Refuge
95% 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
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National Elk Refuge , Jackson Hole Reviews
Established in 1912 this elk refuge covers over 25,000 acres and offers a safe haven for approximately 20,000 elk. This huge refuge is easily accessed from the town of Jackson on the towns south east side. The short drive has plenty of accessible areas to pull off and view the elk. During the winter months a horse drawn sleigh ride is available for those who want an up close look at the elk. Also on the elk refuge is a Waterfowl Habitat which is also easily viewed from the road.
It was night time when we were going through. Didn't see any animals but the stars and the mountains silhouetted by the bright moon were amazing. So beautiful. I've been there during the day and saw several wildlife species and I will be going back once more before I leave here. Fantastic place to visit!
We visited during the summer, so no elk were there. We really wanted to see Trumpeter swans. After driving all around the refuge, we realized that the best place to see them was right next to the Jackson visitors center. It was a pleasant drive with lots of raptors if you're into birding. Not a good place to take a walk, except on the main road.
The Elk refuge is a large flat basin. We did not see one Elk there during our 2 week stay in Jackson. There are a few houses and a ranch. There are hills and woods and a campsite.
Very nice reserve. It was possible to observe numerous animals such as ducks and birds of prey. more difficult to see deer or swan. there are also numerous qualities of plants along the way.