Parks & Recreation Areas

Parks & Recreation Areas

Come play in our backyard! The Great Outdoors Region boasts playgrounds and parks for the entire family's enjoyment! Enjoy a small family picnic or large gathering at a pavilion. Cool off during the hot summer days in the community pool or local swimming hole.

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  • Elk Country Visitor Center

    Premiere elk viewing and conservation education facility with 4D theater, interactive exhibits, live forest cams, horse-drawn wagon rides, gift shop and much more.

    The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier elk watching and conservation education facility. The center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance whose mission is “To...
  • Elk State Forest

    Located principally in Elk and Cameron counties, Elk State Forest, comprised of 200,000 acres, is open to primitive camping, licensed hunting and fishing, and offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife viewing.

    Primitive camping is overnight camping where all equipment is transported in limited trips by...
  • Elk State Park

    Features the 1,160-acre East Branch Lake. Unlimited horsepower boating. Fishing for muskellunge, walleye, smallmouth bass, brook, rainbow, brown and lake trout in the lake. Hunting is permitted in season. Ice fishing is a favorite winter sport. 8 mi. W of Wilcox on State Rt. 1006.

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