Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve, Wyoming

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Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve

Formerly known as the JY Ranch, owned by John D. Rockefeller Jr, the Rockefeller Preserve consists of 1,100 donated acres of pristine land along the edges of Phelps Lake. There is a Preserve Center and a network of hiking trails. Read More

What can I see and do at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve?

  • Preserve Center: The center is a great place to start to learn about the nature and wildlife within the preserve. It also explains the history of the preserve.
  • Hiking Trails: There is a network of trails that leaves right from the center and spans about 8 miles. You can access Lake Creek, Phelps Lake and adjacent ridges from these trails.
  • Ranger Programs: Throughout the summer months, rangers welcome visitors to partake in a variety of ranger programs like guided hikes, evening strolls, and educational talks.

Where is the Rockefeller Preserve?

The Rockefeller Preserve is located along the Moose Wilson Road, which connects Teton Village to Moose at the southern entrance of the park. The preserve is 4 miles south of Moose.

When is the Rockefeller Preserve open?

The Rockefeller Preserve Center is open daily from late May through late September. Trails are accessible from May 1st through October 31st, although snow is likely to cover the trails until late May.

How much does it cost to visit?

A visit to the Rockefeller Preserve is treated like any other destination within the park. You just need a park pass (typically good for 7 days and available at any entrance station).

Who can I call if I have more questions?

Call the preserve at (307)739-3654.

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