Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice
Although most refuge lands and outdoor spaces have remained open for the public to enjoy, we encourage you to:

  • Check local conditions on this website and call ahead for current information
  • Follow current CDC safe practices by maintaining a safe distance between yourself and other groups
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
  • Most importantly, stay home if you feel sick


  • Jackson Elk Herd

    Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released the final Environmental Assessment and final Bison and Elk Management Step-down Plan.

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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

Public Comment Period

November 14, 2020 bikepromo

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is soliciting public comments for re-authorizing the Compatibility Determination for the Multi-Use Pathway on the west side of the Refuge.

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National Wildlife Refuge Week

October 7, 2020 NWRW Promo

National Wildlife Refuge Week, observed the second full week of October each year, celebrates the great network of lands and waters that conserves and protects Americans’ precious wildlife heritage. Did you know that there are 568 National Wildlife Refuges in the United States? Jackson, Wyoming is home to one of those wildlife refuges: the National Elk Refuge! This year we are celebrating National Wildlife Refuge Week by providing wildlife-themed projects and activities for you and your family at the Teton County (WY) Library.

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2020 Elk Antler Auction Results

September 23, 2020 Antler Image

The 53rd Annual Boy Scout Antler Auction came to a close on Saturday September 19th. To learn more about the results of the auction, please click the "Learn More" link.

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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.

Learn more about the NWRS