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    2017 Total Solar Eclipse

    A Total Solar Eclipse will pass through the Jackson Hole area on August 21, 2017.

    Total Solar Eclipse

  • 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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    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

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


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 2016 along with those from previous years.

Archived News Stories

About the NWRS

National Wildlife Refuge System


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  

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News & Updates

Last Updated: May 26, 2017
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