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 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...

  • 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

News & Updates

Refuge Manager Brian Glaspell to return to Alaska

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Refuge Manager Brian Glaspell has been named as the new Assistant Regional Director for Refuges in the State of Alaska.

Refuge Manager Brian Glaspell to return to Alaska

Annual elk antler auction totals remain strong

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The rain held off until the bitter end of this year's annual elk antler auction, marking the 52nd year elk antlers collected on the Refuge have been sold at a public auction on Jackson's Town Square.

Annual elk antler auction totals remain strong

North 89 pathway to open early for the 2019 season

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The North 89 pathway will open for non-motorized public use this week, days ahead of the scheduled opening on May 1.

North 89 pathway to open early for the 2019 season

Refuge announces 2019 Refuge Road spring access

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National Elk Refuge Manager Brian Glaspell has issued a reminder that the wintering wildlife closure on the Refuge Road will be lifted at 12:00 a.m. on May 1.

2019 Refuge Road spring access announced
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 2019 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