Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson Hole

#1 of 17 in Parks in Jackson Hole
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Laurance Rockefeller Preserve offers 13 km (eight mi) of trails through ecologically significant parkland as part of Grand Teton National Park. Follow paths that lead you through dry meadows of sagebrush and past forests of spruce, pine, cottonwoods, and aspen, then through wetlands. Explore the shores of Lake Phelps, where you can watch for migratory birds.  At the visitor center, you can view exhibits about the flora and fauna of the area, as well as information about Laurence S. Rockefeller, who donated the land that forms the park. The center also offers videos, photographs, and soundscapes of the preserve, as well as a room where you can relax by the fireplace. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jackson Hole using our trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Laurance Rockefeller Preserve
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Laurance Rockefeller Preserve reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
835 reviews
  • This is a great hike for the whole family. You can do a short hike to Phelps Lake or a much longer hike around the whole lake. Put lunch in your backpack and head off through a beautiful wooded trail....  more »
  • This entire area around the Grand Tetons is sight after sight of the Beauty of Creation everywhere. worth your time.  more »
  • A fantastic find. The rangers are super helpful to find a great day out in the preserve and to tell you about the wildlife in it. There are also a good variety of walks from short (and not steep) to long (up death canyon) and a great visitors centre. A definite recommendation!
  • Gorgeous, out-of-way nature preserve that is exquisitely maintained with well-groomed walking trails and sturdy boardwalks leading you through thick forests and to exquisite mountain lakes. I highly recommend for a short day hike. It’s close to Jackson Hole Resort and Teton Village.

Plan your trip to Jackson Hole

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.