The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is located on the southwest corner of the National Elk Refuge at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson. A series of exhibits explain the establishment of the refuge and offer a glimpse of some of its history, describe elk migration routes and seasonal ranges, explain federal and state land management agency missions, and provide wildlife viewing information.
Many visitors to the National Elk Refuge, especially during the summer months, also plan to visit some of the other federal lands in the area, including the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Area travel maps are available to pre-plan your trip. You're encouraged to print the maps prior to starting your trip. This will help you find your way here and serve as a key planning tool during your visit.
Winter hours go into effect each year on October 1, with hours of operation from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, including weekends. The visitor center is closed on Thanksgiving (November 26) and Christmas Day (December 25) so staff may observe the federal holiday.
Visitor center hours will change for the 2016 summer season on Saturday, May 28, expanding to 8:00 am - 7:00 pm daily including all federal holidays.
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Elk aren't the only species of wildlife you may see on the National Elk Refuge.