Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson

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#2 of 13 in Parks in Jackson Hole
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve offers 13 km (eight mi) of trails through ecologically significant parkland as part of Grand Teton National Park. Follow paths that lead you through dry meadows of sagebrush and past forests of spruce, pine, cottonwoods, and aspen, then through wetlands. Explore the shores of Lake Phelps, where you can watch for migratory birds.  At the visitor center, you can view exhibits about the flora and fauna of the area, as well as information about Laurence S. Rockefeller, who donated the land that forms the park. The center also offers videos, photographs, and soundscapes of the preserve, as well as a room where you can relax by the fireplace. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Jackson Hole holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • August 14, 2017
    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 m...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    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. ...  more »
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  • June 3, 2017
    A must for anyone looking for a quick simple hike. Great for kids too!
  • June 19, 2017
    Beautiful scenery! Caution as we ran into a grizzly bear and can, make sure to have bear spray
  • June 26, 2016
    Very neat placed tucked away of Moose-Wilson road. They have clean restrooms and plenty of parking. The trail is awesome and well worth your time. We found Boreal Chorus frogs and Tiger salamanders in the water feature in the parking lot! Seems like an ideal spot for an early morning hike after cruising for wildlife.
  • June 11, 2017
    Plan ahead, as there is parking wait.
  • August 1, 2016
    Kid friendly hikes, lots of variety. Phelps Lake is beautiful and the preserve's Visitor Center/Library is quite stunning. It features meditative rooms with seasonal impressions and a surround sound room with bird and wildlife sounds.

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