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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

#2 of 80 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Osprey nest!

My husband and I got up early and went out on a hike to Phelps Lake. The trials were rocky but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sallie W
Wonderful views of Tetons, lake and creek!

We hiked to the lake last Saturday, May 13th. On that day the center and bathrooms were closed but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“phelps lake” (190 reviews)
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Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I got up early and went out on a hike to Phelps Lake. The trials were rocky but otherwise well maintained. It was an easy hike which was about 3 miles round trip. We were thrilled to see the Osprey nest and...More

Thank Sallie W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked to the lake last Saturday, May 13th. On that day the center and bathrooms were closed but the trails were open. We walked the Woodland trail, about a mile, to the lake and the Lake Creek trail, about 1.3 miles, back. The Woodland...More

Thank DoverJungleboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

This facility will not disappoint. Wonderful eco-sensitive architecture and well thought out plan. Of course when money is not an object, great things can be achieved! but do not let that sway you from visiting. ALL park facilities should be done like this one!

Thank JSmith999
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've visited this preserve many many times over the years, mostly to hike or run the trail system and to swim. Each time I arrive I'm greeted by an annoying, nosey usually older/ bored retired person. They grill you about what your doing there, what...More

1  Thank Savvytraveler60
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A terrific place to experience Teton National Park. A wonderful interpretative center. Hiking trails that allow easy access to some of the most beautiful areas in Teton National Park. Hike all the way to Phelps Lake for a nice afternoon hike.

2  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We visited the Rockefeller Preserve on our first day in the Tetons. It was a great start to our trip. The trail is fairly flat and easy. You are rewarded by a beautiful lake view after a 45 minute walk. This preserve seemed to have...More

2  Thank sheatly
Reviewed 2 February 2017

When in the Tetons you have to go here very beautiful we took the hike to the lake loved it there it was awesome. We were coming back from the lake and a bear was on the trail, the preserve is vert well done.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The beauty and simplicity of the visitor center is an artful expression of the natural world that surrounds it, and a delight to the senses. Sit quietly in the circular room and gaze at the outside wall. See what happens. We went right on the...More

Thank AutumnSnow11
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Great place to enjoy nature and wildlife. The lake was beautiful. make sure you have enough time to visit the museum.

Thank nycandbeyond10128
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Mother Nature's way of telling us..."anything you can do, I can do better." Serene, "into the woods" experience. Brooks, streams, foot bridges and, of course, the architecture of a magnificent forest.

2  Thank lvagabond9
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How do I reserve 4 spots for August 27 or 28 2017 for the ranger led walk? I called the number but it is closed for the season.
4 March 2017|
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Response from Robert C | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately as with the other two answers to your question I can't tell you how to reserve spaces for a ranger tour. We went on our own, and I agree with Marieg295 that the trails are well marked and it's nice to do them... More
Debi M
Is there any type of entrance fee?
21 February 2017|
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Response from lovestobike | Reviewed this property |
No, but parking is tricky. You have to wait for a space, since they only allow a certain number in the area at any given time. The only entrance fee is the National Park entrance fee.
How far is the Preserve from King Snow resort?
27 January 2017|
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Response from James T | Reviewed this property |
The trip from Jackson to the Moose intersection in Grand Teton is a easy 20 minute straight shot. Moose road, however, is a popular trip on a few miles of relatively narrow back road, get there early etc. I don't think... More