Features

  • 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 Access Regulations

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

    Refuge Access Regulations

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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

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    Refuge Photo Gallery

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

    Photo Gallery Link...

  • 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

News & Updates

March programs offer a variety of learning opportunities

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Several programs will be offered this month, including a winter opening of the historic Miller House.

March programs offer a variety of learning opportunities

Visitor Center offers respite from the winter storm

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A winter storm warning came to fruition this week, compromising the travel plans of many visitors and residents. To offer respite from the storm, the refuge has created a line-up of entertaining weekend activities for people of all ages.

Visitor Center offers respite from the winter storm

Activities assess the need for supplemental feeding

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The initiation of feeding in any given year depends on a number of variables, including the accessibility of standing forage.

Activities assess the need for supplemental feeding

Refuge operations resume after lapse in appropriations

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With the enactment of a continuing resolution providing federal funding, staff at the National Elk Refuge will resume regular operations this week.

Refuge operations resume after lapse in appropriations
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