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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

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Stunning hike around Phelps Lake

Everyone talks about Jenny Lake, but we chose the best-kept secret in the Tetons, Phelps Lake, in... read more

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Robin1221
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Cranbury, New Jersey
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The Rockefeller Preserve is an amazing piece of property, with a visitor center that is an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
peppermint50
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DeLand, Florida
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Reviewed today

Everyone talks about Jenny Lake, but we chose the best-kept secret in the Tetons, Phelps Lake, in the Laurance Rockefeller Preserve. We hiked the entire perimeter of the lake and we only saw a few other hikers. The trail was a nice mix of being...More

Thank Robin1221
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Rockefeller Preserve is an amazing piece of property, with a visitor center that is an architectural treasure. The center is quiet and peaceful, and the most beautiful visitor center I have ever been to. There is a rushing stream on the property and some...More

Thank peppermint50
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great and maybe one of the boy places to see multiple moose. We went every night after 830

Thank rmyoung281
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved everything about our hike around the Rockefeller Center, and my children took the kids backpacks and enjoyed the activities. It's a beautiful area and we appreciated that it felt less crowded than most of the Park activities and locations.

1  Thank CoSparrow
Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early - or late - because the parking lot fills up quickly. Bring bear spray. We did a big loop hike around the lake. We started out spending an hour or more in the visitor center because a massive thunderstorm hit just as we...More

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite stops. As we drove up there were rangers there and they were very informative about the Preserve! We enjoyed gazing in the buildings, walking the trails and the water fall is beautiful ! Great stop!!

1  Thank campbellscook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hike to and around Phelps Lake was wonderful in early June. Not too crowded at 10 AM and absolutely gorgeous.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drover through, stopped, hiked. Had a few meals. It is all beautify and we saw animals in their element.

Thank Dee5555565
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great place to visit and just turn off the cell phone and listen to all the nature that surrounds you. The nice cool breeze and smell of soil and pine trees made this a wonderful way to decompress from the hustle and bustle...More

Thank medsdis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a 6 mile hike around the Phelps Lake area. Not terribly strenuous but definitely tired afterwards. Gorgeous scenery and saw some wildlife, too. Part of the lake loop was closed off due to a dead moose and bears. Plan ahead - no bathrooms (except...More

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cjampilot
15 October 2017|
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Response from Peggy R | Reviewed this property |
It is so beautiful during the summer. Great hikes
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Sarah W
7 September 2017|
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Response from Rick T | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately the smoke is awful. Not a good day to be hiking today. Sorry it took so long to respond to your question, as we work to keep our dogs happy with those TREATS.
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476scottee
13 August 2017|
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Response from Daniel B | Reviewed this property |
Certainly not as busy as mid summer, still active though. September has other challenges, wildlife is very active late August/September. Sometimes the road is closed because of bear activity. However the fall colors make it... More
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