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

Fire danger has increased to very high - exceptionally dry conditions exist

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The fire danger rating has again been elevated to very high for all portions of the Teton Interagency Dispatch area.

Fire danger has increased to very high - exceptionally dry conditions exist

Refuge to host bear spray giveaway event

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The Refuge is hosting a bear spray giveaway on Thursday, September 20 as part of a event sponsored by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and several sportsman's organizations.

Refuge to host bear spray giveaway event

Interpretive panels enhance multi-use pathways

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A series of ten interpretive panels now dot the route along the North 89 Pathway, enhancing the recreational experience through messaging about the natural resources seen along the scenic trail.

Interpretive panels enhance multi-use pathway

2018 hunting opportunities available at the Refuge

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Refuge Manager Brian Glaspell has issued a reminder of upcoming dates and deadlines related to both bison and elk hunting on the Refuge for the 2018 season.

2018 hunting opportunities available at the Refuge
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