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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

#3 of 81 things to do in Jackson Features Animals
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Tranquility and peace

The hike around Phelps lake here reminded me of being back east. It was lush and green with a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Facinating Location with Only Limited Parking

The preserve is located close to Moose Junction. There is an intriging visitors center and hiking... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jack A
Sacramento, California
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“phelps lake” (200 reviews)
“easy hike” (39 reviews)
Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
+1 307-739-3300
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The hike around Phelps lake here reminded me of being back east. It was lush and green with a roaring river. We did the shortest hike and it was relatively flat with amazing views the entire way.

Thank MeliChr
Reviewed 5 days ago

The preserve is located close to Moose Junction. There is an intriging visitors center and hiking trails up to a nearby lake (1.5 miles each way to the lake, 10 miles total to circle the lake). However, either get there by 9:15 am, or expect...More

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Rockefeller preserve has outstanding scenery and is a most pleasant area to visit and explore. There is a little bit of everything from the area.

Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent 30 minutes in our car waiting in line for a parking space. Once we got in, it was worth it. They have a meditation room with amazing animal sounds. Even my young kids partook and became lost in the wilderness for a few...More

Thank 899kp2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful hike around Phelps Lake with scenic views and little running streams and falls. Take your swimsuit and jump from the rock into the lake too. Great way to cool off.

Thank Jenny O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing views and landscape. I would highly recommend taking time to visit this spot. Plus, it has the best welcome center I have ever been.

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to the lake is not difficult and definitely worth the effort. The visitors' center is beautiful. Parking is limited.

Thank JGS62
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy flat hike in grand Tetons that leads to beautiful lake. But arrive early. Parking lot fills up fast

Thank Diana H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area was recommended to us by a park ranger at the visitor center near the entrance of Teton (Moose area). We were not disappointed! We were late to arrive (3pm) and did have to wait about 15 min for a spot (we were first...More

2  Thank PhillyMissy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By limiting the car lot to 50 cars, visitors are able to hike in relative quiet and enjoy nature. The visitor center is beautifully designed as a museum honoring nature, and the landscape architecture on the trails, which include several seating areas overlooking the creek...More

Thank OceanRiverForest
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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
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.
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