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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

#3 of 80 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Grand Tetons and Yellowstone are outstanding must see places.

Thanks to the Rockefellers for preserving so much of the priceless natural beauty...seeing the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Naples, Florida

Great hike to Phelps Lake. The property has been maintained with great care. Get there earl... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Edward K
La Plata, Maryland
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“phelps lake” (203 reviews)
“easy hike” (40 reviews)
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Reviewed yesterday

Thanks to the Rockefellers for preserving so much of the priceless natural beauty...seeing the moose and other wildlife was great...

Thank lynjoebianco
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great hike to Phelps Lake. The property has been maintained with great care. Get there earl because parking is limited

Thank Edward K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spectacular videos of wildlife living in the area at the visitor center. Great trails to Phelps lake with waterfalls, mountain air and river views along the way.

Thank Ilovesedona
Reviewed 4 days ago

This has to be the most peaceful place in the park as there are only 50 parking spaces and that's IT. If you show up after 9am expect a wait to get a spot. We got up early and got a spot around 8am--the parking...More

1  Thank CLH2000
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great day hiking up to the lake and poking around the interpretive center. This area is quieter and less traveled than many of the other paths and lakes -- which is what the Rockefellers were planning for when they made the donation....More

1  Thank Kate320
Reviewed 5 days ago

First as others have mentioned get there early. We got here at 8:30 and had no problem. We hiked the outer trails as well as the loop around Phelps Lake. The landscape is beautiful and it was very quiet and peaceful until around 10:00. At...More

Thank plivsey2017
Reviewed 6 days ago

Arrive early to get a parking space and you'll be rewarded with a beautiful and really thought-provoking visitors center and a fabulous easy hike around the lake up and up the lookout point (about 7 miles round trip). We saw LOTS of wildflowers late-July.

Thank CTVTJohnsons
Reviewed 6 days ago

This 1,100 acre nature preserve had been the ranch for the Rockefeller family. In around 2008, the Rockefeller family donated the property to the NPS and returned the land to a natural preserve. They let only 50 cars park in the lot at a time....More

Thank lindabeth27
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had to wait 45 minutes at 11 am to get parking spot but so glad we did! The hike is beautiful with varying terrain. Lake is better than Jenny lake in my opinion. Visitor center is interesting too. So glad Lawrence Rockefeller donated this...More

Thank dcb611
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early. Parking is limited and the trail is for you only to enjoy. It is a loop so you never walk back in your steps. The vegetation changes as you hike higher up the lake and down to a " beach" . Cristal...More

Thank Patricia B
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13 August 2017|
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Response from MeliChr | Reviewed this property |
While not certain, I can assume that with kids back in school, it will be less busy.
5 March 2017|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately as with the other two answers to your question I can't tell you how to reserve spaces for a ranger tour. We went on our own, and I agree with Marieg295 that the trails are well marked and it's nice to do them... More
Debi M
22 February 2017|
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Response from lovestobike | Reviewed this property |
No, but parking is tricky. You have to wait for a space, since they only allow a certain number in the area at any given time. The only entrance fee is the National Park entrance fee.