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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson

4.7
#2 of 23 in Wildlife in Jackson Hole
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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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4.7
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • A must for anyone looking for a quick simple hike. Great for kids too!
  • Beautiful scenery! Caution as we ran into a grizzly bear and can, make sure to have bear spray
  • 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.
  • Plan ahead, as there is parking wait.
  • 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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