Features

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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

  • 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 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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    Refuge Photo Gallery

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

    Photo Gallery Link...

News & Updates

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

North Highway 89 Pathway to open early for the 2018 season

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The North Highway 89 Pathway will open for non-motorized public use this week, several days ahead of the scheduled opening on May 1.

North Highway 89 pathway to open early for the 2018 season

Seniors take part in refuge programs

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There are many Jackson residences that offer spectacular views of the surrounding valley and peaks, but one striking look at the National Elk Refuge comes from a home shared by many.

Seniors take part in refuge programs

Girl Scout visit focuses on conservation careers

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A group of Girl Scouts enthusiastically participated in a program last week that focused on the variety of jobs available in the conservation field.

Girl Scout visit focuses on conservation careers
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