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 scenic parkway connects Yellowstone and Grand Teton NP. Along the drive, there are information boards on forest fires. We did the drive on a Tuesday morning in August. There was no one on the roa...  more »
  • This parkway connects Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. It's a great drive if you're travelling between the parks.  more »
  • Even though the weather was rainy, the scenery was breathtaking. You must keep your eyes open because it changes every mile. Would love to go back when it is sunny  more »
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  • Very peaceful part of Grand Teton National Park. They only allow 50 car in the parking lot at a time. Worth the wait. Great 5 mile hike to a beautiful Alpine Lake
  • Beautiful place. I would highly recommend checking it out of you can.
  • The Grassy lake campgrounds offered a nice break from the overcrowded campsites in the Grand Tetons. Beautiful hikes in the area and lots of changes to see wildlife.
  • 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.
  • Love all of the nice green grassy parks and this one didn't let us down.

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