Visitors to the National Elk Refuge may experience their Refuge through a number outdoor recreational opportunities. 


Please note: this page is under construction. As of April 26, 2022, the only open trail on the National Elk Refuge is the 5.9 mile Multi-use Pathway.

Other Facilities in the Complex

A fish biologist holding a Snake River cutthroat trout.

Jackson National Fish Hatchery

Visit the the Jackson National Fish Hatchery today! Located on the National Elk Refuge, the Hatchery has many visitor opportunities for you and your family. During your visit you can tour the fish hatchery production site, picnic near a scenic pond, and go fishing (Wyoming fishing license is required).The Hatchery is open daily from 10AM - 4PM (excluding federal holidays).

The Jackson National Fish Hatchery is located 3.5 miles north of the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center on HWY 191.


National Elk Refuge

The Refuge Road is the official entrance onto the National Elk Refuge. There is no fee to visit the Refuge. 

Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center
532 North Cache St. Jackson, WY 83001

The visitor center offers beautiful views onto the National Elk Refuge as well as indoor interpretive displays. Surrounding wetland and grassland habitat allows for excellent bird and wildlife observation year round.

Refuge staff are onsite to answer your questions help you explore the National Elk Refuge.

The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is an inter-agency visitor center located in Jackson, WY. The visitor center is owned and managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on the National Elk Refuge. The six agencies that operate operate
To manipulate the controls of any conveyance, such as, but not limited to, an aircraft, snowmobile, motorboat, off-road vehicle, or any other motorized or non-motorized form of vehicular transport as to direct its travel, motion, or purpose.

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from the visitor center are the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton Association, Grand Teton National Park, National Elk Refuge, Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, and Wyoming Game & Fish.

Visitor Center Hours
Open Daily
9 am - 5 pm
National Elk Refuge Administrative Offices
675 East Broadway P.O. Box 510 Jackson, WY 83001

The administrative offices are generally staffed from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, except on federal holidays. Currently, there is no visitor access inside of the building. Please call the office phone to speak to a Refuge staff member or to leave a message. Much of our staff is often in the field. We will return your call when we return to the office.

Refuge Hours