Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center

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Visit the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center for a unique Grand Teton experience.

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The Preserve Center

The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center offers an opportunity to learn more about Mr. Rockefeller's vision for the Preserve and his legacy of conservation stewardship. The center will orient you to the area and offers a series of unique sensory exhibits that highlight the visual, auditory, and tactile qualities of the Preserve's plants and wildlife. Learn about the innovative design techniques and features that make the center a model for energy and environmental design.

Visitor Services

  • Information and Orientation: The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center offers trail information, weather, and other general information.
  • Ranger-Led Programs: Join a ranger for a deeper understanding of the Preserve. Daily programs include a hike to Phelps Lake. Please refer to the ranger program page for schedules.
  • Junior Ranger Activities: Children learn the art of journaling while discovering the wonders of the natural world using a Nature Explorer's Backpack. After a brief orientation by a ranger, each child receives their own nature journal and set of activities to take with them as they explore the Preserve trails. Backpacks may be checked out during Preserve Center hours. Recommended for children ages 6 - 12. Backpacks are limited, one per family please.
  • Exhibits: Enjoy the unusual exhibits utilizing visual, tactile, and auditory senses linked through a poem written by Terry Tempest Williams that allows visitors to experience the Preserve Center on many levels. Recordings of Mr. Rockefeller speaking about conservation, high definition nature videos, large-scale photography, and a soundscape room with nature recordings from the Preserve complete the experience.
  • Self-Guided Learning: If you wish to relax, spend time in the resource room with comfortable seating, tables, chairs, and a fireplace to explore a variety of books and maps.

Parking Lot

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center Parking Lot

43.626777, -110.773122
50 Total
0 Oversized
Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center parking lot is a gravel 50-car lot with designated handicapped parking spaces. A restroom is available at the parking lot. Rangers and volunteers are generally available from June-September to provide information and queue vehicles for the next available space. Wait times for spaces can be from 30-90 minutes at peak. No overnight parking allowed.
No fee to park.
A general fee is charged to enter Grand Teton National Park.
Cost: $0.00
Standard Hours
Sun: Open 24 hours
Mon: Open 24 hours
Tue: Open 24 hours
Wed: Open 24 hours
Thu: Open 24 hours
Fri: Open 24 hours
Sat: Open 24 hours

Accessible Lot: Yes
Number of ADA-designated spaces: 2
Number of ADA van-accessible spaces: 0
Number of ADA step-free spaces: 0
Total number of spaces: 50
Number of oversize vehicle spaces: 0

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Information

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Hike the Preserve

Hike to Phelps Lake and explore the Laurence S. Rockefeller Preserve.

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Explore the LSR Preserve

Plan your visit to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.

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Attend a Ranger Led Program

Learn more about Grand Teton by attending a ranger led program.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Experience Grand Teton and become a Junior Ranger. Open to all ages.

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Plan Your Visit

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Last updated: October 13, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose , WY 83012


Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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