• Jackson Elk Herd

    Environmental Assessment (EA) Next Steps

    Public comments were accepted from Sept. 30 - Oct. 30, 2019. The final EA for refuge bison/elk management will be released by Dec. 31, 2019.

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    Refuge Access Regulations

    Click here to read about winter closures and access regulations in effect.

    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

  • 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

Sleigh Ride Season Is Here!

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Experience the wildlife wonders of the National Elk Refuge on an hour-long winter sleigh ride. For operational hours and ticketing information, please click the link below.

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Environmental Assessment and Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan: Timeline and Next Steps

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service accepted public comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) associated with the Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan from September 30 through October 30, 2019. The final EA evaluating sustainable bison and elk management practices on the refuge will be released by December 31, 2019.

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New Policy on Electric Bikes

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E-bikes are now allowed on the pathways of the National Elk Refuge that connect to Grand Teton National Park.

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Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Archived News Stories

Read news stories from 2019 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.

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