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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.7/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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 holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Lovely hiking and views. The center was closed for the season at the end of September, so we were sorry to miss it. Recommend taking a map from the bin, as not all of the trails are well marked. 
  • Great launching off point to access Phelps Lake in a fairly easy hike that can run from an hour to multiple hours. Beautiful mountain lake with great fishing and splendid visuals. Summer makes the sma...  read more »
  • We were staying in Moose, WY, and the LSR (Laurance S Rockefellar) was only a few miles down the road--what a wonderful area. We saw moose beside the road every time we drove by. The LSR has a number ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very well maintained, the hike to the lake was beautiful and kid friendly. The parking is a hassle. We had to wait in a line of cars for 45 minutes to get a parking spot.
  • Nice place to go for a hike in the Tetons. There is usually ample parking and the facilities are fantastic for a national park. One thing to note is that the preserve is in a national park and dogs are not allowed.
  • Very quiet place to play. The trail is good to hike, even for the kids. To and back may need 90 mins.