Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, Jackson Hole

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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.
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  • The Rockefeller name looms large in the history of America's national parks, where multiple generations of the family have contributed to multiple parks. The LSR Preserve is a relatively late... 
    The Rockefeller name looms large in the history of America's national parks, where multiple generations of the family have contributed to multiple parks. The LSR Preserve is a relatively late...  more »
  • This loop is our favorite short walk in the park…fairly level, beautiful reward (Phelps Lake). This time the river trail section was closed due to bear activity. 
    This loop is our favorite short walk in the park…fairly level, beautiful reward (Phelps Lake). This time the river trail section was closed due to bear activity.  more »
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  • Beautiful!!! Friendly and helpful park rangers. Nice library, including books for kids and you can take a book out to the rocking chairs and read. Not a lot of parking, so go early or be prepared to queue. Options to refill water. Good trails. Bring bear spray! We saw a bear 15 yards from the trail near the lake.
  • Did the Lake Creek Trail. Beautiful easy hike. Bring bear spray and don’t hike alone! Saw a black bear past the second bridge. Bathrooms and visitor center were both closed.

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