Features

  • Historic Miller Ranch

    Historic Miller Ranch

    Enjoy a visit to a historic homestead. The Miller Ranch is open during the summer season.

    Historic Miller Ranch

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

    Enjoy a collection of photographs on the National Elk Refuge photo sharing Flickr site.

    Photo Gallery Link...

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    Refuge Access Regulations

    Click here to read about winter closures and access regulations in effect on April 30 and May 1.

    Refuge Access Regulations

  • Winter Sleigh Rides

    Winter Sleigh Rides

    Horse-drawn rides are a popular refuge winter activity. Experience this unique way to visit the refuge.

    Learn more about Sleigh Rides

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    ElkFest

    Each May, an antler auction is held on Jackson's Town Square, where antlers collected on the refuge are sold.

    ElkFest and Other Visitor Activities

News & Updates

Refuge to host L.L. Bean catalog photo shoot

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The Refuge's historic Miller Ranch will serve as the backdrop for an L.L. Bean catalog photo shoot this week, with images scheduled to appear later this year in the renowned company's Christmas catalog. Tentative times and dates: July 17 and 21, 12:00-4:00 pm.

Refuge to host L.L. Bean catalog photo shoot

National Elk Refuge to offer celestial viewing program

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The Refuge is partnering with the Jackson-based Wyoming Stargazing organization to offer a free evening of night sky viewing in the parking lot of the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center on Saturday, July 14.

National Elk Refuge to offer celestial viewing program

Fire danger has increased to moderate

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Teton Interagency fire managers announce the fire danger rating has been elevated to moderate for the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, and remaining portions of the Teton Interagency Dispatch area.

Fire danger has increased to moderate

Elk silhouettes intended to raise wildlife awareness

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Two elk silhouettes now stand adjacent to both Highway 26/89/191 and the multi-use pathway north of Jackson on Fish Hatchery Hill.

Elk silhouettes intended to raise wildlife awareness
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Elk

Find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions at the National Elk Refuge.

Frequently Asked Questions

Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Read news stories from 2018 along with those from previous years.

Archived News Stories

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System

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The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America's fish, wildlife, and plants.

Learn more about the NWRS