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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

#2 of 81 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Be patient for parking

Long hike but not too difficult. Parking is terrible but be patient. Spots will become available... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amanda T
via mobile
Outstanding place for a short hike

The hike ti Phelps Lake is a bit f a hidden gem among the many trail available in GTNP. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Keith B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“phelps lake” (194 reviews)
“easy hike” (37 reviews)
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Long hike but not too difficult. Parking is terrible but be patient. Spots will become available soon. Nice attraction and worth it.

Thank Amanda T
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hike ti Phelps Lake is a bit f a hidden gem among the many trail available in GTNP. The cascading creek from the lake is beautiful and makes for a scenic walk all the way up. Once you get to the lake, and see...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Like every Rockefeller preserve I visited, this is lovingly maintained and and enjoyable, perfectly-chosen piece of land. The hike around the lake is most popular, and it might be nicer if they closed the parking lot at a certain point to let more people enjoy...More

Thank AllSpin
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a really special, unique place right next (in?) Grand Teton National Park. Located up the Moose Wilson Road, it is a beautiful and well thought out nature preserve, designed to allow visitors to really reflect on the beauty of nature and it's serenity....More

Thank NancyGrace77
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The parking lot for this area fills up fast and very early in the morning. If the parking lot is full, the park rangers will line you up and you'll have to wait with your car until a parking spot becomes available. My family waited...More

Thank kld76
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family spent a day hiking around Phelps Lake. It was 6.8 miles round trip, which was a pretty long way but doable for our kids (12, 11, 7). The trail is very well maintained, easy to follow, and provides great views of the lake...More

Thank KesslerPark01
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a few hours hiking around the preserve. It was peaceful and beautiful-- very glad we went and highly recommend to others.

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking for a quick easy hike near our lodging in Teton Village...the 15 minute drive ( into the park...you need a park pass to go here) brought us to the preserve...there is a lovely 3 mile loop to Phelps Lake which which took us...More

2  Thank KimH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to the Preserve to finish our kid's Junior Ranger program. The place is fantastic with sound rooms of the parks & models of the mountains. The Ranger gave a presentation on the upcoming solar eclipse. He really engaged the kids. Lousy weather kept...More

1  Thank Matt G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very scenic and the visitors center was very informative. The Rangers were very friendly and helpful. The hiking trails were well-maintained and well-marked.

1  Thank Daniel M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How do I reserve 4 spots for August 27 or 28 2017 for the ranger led walk? I called the number but it is closed for the season.
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
Is there any type of entrance fee?
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.
How far is the Preserve from King Snow resort?
28 January 2017|
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Response from James T | Reviewed this property |
The trip from Jackson to the Moose intersection in Grand Teton is a easy 20 minute straight shot. Moose road, however, is a popular trip on a few miles of relatively narrow back road, get there early etc. I don't think... More