Trip Planner:   USA  /  Wyoming  /  Jackson Hole  /  Jackson  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson

(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.
Create a full Jackson itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Jackson

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Jackson by other users

13 days in Colorado & Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in United States, Canada & Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in Western US BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Wyoming BY A USER FROM CANADA April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Jackson BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Wyoming BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you spend in Grand Teton national park, a stop at the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve is essential. The interpretive centre is beautiful and modern. Unfortunately, we did not have time to visit the site, the rain started. On the other hand, the place is fine.
    View original
  • The beauty and simplicity of the visitor center is an artful expression of the natural world that surrounds it, and a delight to the senses. Sit quietly in the circular room and gaze at the outside wa...  more »
  • Great place to enjoy nature and wildlife. The lake was beautiful. make sure you have enough time to visit the museum. 
Google
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Very quiet place to play. The trail is good to hike, even for the kids. To and back may need 90 mins.