Features

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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

  • 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...

  • 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 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

North 89 pathway remains closed for public use

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Despite recent warmer weather and snow melt on the North 89 pathway, the multi-use lane paralleling the Refuge's west boundary remains closed to public use.

North 89 pathway remains closed for public use

Sleigh ride program reaches record numbers

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The refuge's most popular seasonal educational program has ended for the year, with a record number of visitors taking a sleigh ride to view wintering elk on the refuge.

Sleigh ride program reaches record numbers
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