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National Elk Refuge

#3 of 80 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Huge open space for elk. We saw lost off elk grazing. Males, females and babies happy enjoying life on the range.

Thank easterisa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just outside of Jackson and on the way to the Grand Tetons, this is a must-see thing to do in the area. depending on the time of year, you'll see plenty of elk, deer, and bighorn sheep. Too many people drive right past this, rather...More

Thank noworries2000
Reviewed 2 days ago

The elk were gone when we were there in May, but there were plenty of bighorn sheep. We got great shots of them with their young on the rocks.

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We are two Aussies on a 5 week road tour. The elk and bison were grazing on the flats of the reserve there must have been 500 out there. Side roads still closed for the winter and as spring summer come animals will move back...More

Thank holidayms
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An easy drive with the chance to see lots of animals. We had a very relaxing experience. Plenty of turnouts for great views.

Thank Tricia B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came late so we missed the elk but the bighorn sheep were very cool to watch. There are lots of critters coming across the street so drive carefully.

Thank Sml1978
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice scenery from our hotel balcony across the road, but not one elk seen....only here during the winter months.

Thank Gwedo S
Reviewed 4 days ago

it a very nice drive you could also see the RAMS and the hills it just a wonderful ride and you could also walk if you like

Thank dtnortiz
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had never seen elks before. Moreover, elks in the numbers we saw them! They are truly magnificent animals. We discovered the best time to see them is at dusk. There are hundreds at that hour. We saw them at dawn - at great distances....More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

In late Spring or Summer, the Elk are on the move and more spread out. Making seeing one more hit-or-miss. But in late Fall or Winter, they stay in the valley more, making them easier to see.

Thank Charles R
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Jennifer H
Is this a place that we do a "self tour"? We will have just driven from Bryce Canyon in Ut. and will need something to do the evening we arrive in Wyoming...can we get out of the car and walk around, of course taking care not to come close to the animals. Is there a high possibility of seen Elk and Bison towards the end of June, or is that mostly in the winter months? Thank you in advance for your help. Jennifer
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.
Will elk be in the refuge in June?
22 April 2017|
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Response from 219lesleeb | Reviewed this property |
you might see some but most of them had headed for the hills. they are around in Kelly just down the road and you will see bison and moose to
We will be in the area in late April. Will we still be able to see elk or is it too late in the season? Thank you!
7 April 2017|
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Response from MarciaBryant | Reviewed this property |
It is my understanding that they will have migrated away from the refuge sometime around the first to the middle of April but to be sure I suggest you call the VISITORS CENTER (307) 733-9212