John D Rockefeller Jr Memorial Parkway, Moose

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John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway is a scenic road that connects Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States. It is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service. It is named in remembrance of John D. Rockefeller Jr., a conservationist and philanthropist who was instrumental in the creation and enlargement of numerous National Parks such as Grand Teton National Park, Virgin Islands, Acadia and the Great Smoky Mountains.Created in 1972 through the authorization of the United States Congress, and consisting of, it also borders National Forest lands and is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Caribou-Targhee National Forest borders the parkway on the west and Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Teton Wilderness forms the eastern border.The land was originally part of Teton National Forest and was transferred to the National Park Service from the United States Forest Service to assure an unbroken National Park connection between Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The parkway road itself extends from the northern end of Grand Teton National Park, through the parkway lands, and then on to West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, a distance of 27 miles (43 km). The 24,000-acre park is managed by Grand Teton National Park.
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  • This is a stretch of road that connects Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. I'm not sure why its not in either park. It was opened just a few weeks before we drove through, but it...  more »
  • 5/12/2017; great road to view wildlife and yes there was a fire in 2016 that burn a lot of acres of trees. But as someone else stated, it is the normal cycle process to grow new trees. Lots of turnout...  more »
  • We found this parkway in Grand Teton much better to drive than those in Yellowstone. Fewer pot holes, slightly wider roadway and less traffic. Many turning-off points for things to see and places to h...  more »
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  • A wonderful experience here. The National Park Service should be proud of what is offered here. Some of the best hiking in the Tetons starts here.
  • There is nothing like the Teton's. They are spectacular
  • Great location in between Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. We rented at RV site at Headwaters campground (advertised through Grand Teton so I initially thought it was part of that park) which was double the price of other RV sites we have stayed at with no additional facilities to speak of.
  • Beautiful road, every Conner is a pannorama. Will be riding again soon.
  • Scenic area but bathrooms are trashed and out of paper. One of the worst condition bathroom. :)