Bull Elk in the Snow

Pennsylvania Elk Herd

Pennsylvania is home to the largest free-roaming elk herd in Northeastern United States.  Seeing an elk for the first time is an extraordinary experience and something you will never forget!

Additional Elk Viewing Information

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  • Big Elk Lick Horse Camp

    Primitive camping for horse trail riders wishing to experience the wilderness in the heart of the elk herd with access to Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail.
  • Bucktail State Park Natural Area

    This 16,433-acre natural area is actually a 75-mile scenic drive. The park provides a beautiful scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo to Lock Haven. All along the road are unspoiled forest lands, beautiful hills and deep valleys.

    Four major hiking and backpacking treks include Quehanna, Bucktail Path, Donut Hole and Chuck...
  • Classic Keystone Outfitters

    Horse-friendly campground with water and electric hook-ups. Trail access to miles of trails including Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail. Experience the wild elk herd in Pennsylvania on horseback.
  • Dent's Run Elk Viewing Area

    The Dent's Run Elk Viewing Area is the most popular site for elk viewing in the state. Many people come in September and October to hear the bulls bugle and watch them compete for dominance. Each fall, the PA Game Commission conducts presentations on elk natural history in the covered amphitheater. A handicap-accessible walkway leads to an...
  • 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 County Elk Farm Bed & Breakfast

    Elk County’s only working domestic elk farm. Spring newborn calves & bulls in velvet, hear bugling in fall. Stay in our 1800s remodeled barn. Private baths.
  • Elk Expo

    A fun weekend at the Elk Country Visitor Center featuring calling contests, national speakers, outdoor vendors, wagon rides, children's activities and food every August.
  • Elk Scenic Drive

    127-mile route through the region, with distinctive signage. Twenty-three viewing sites along the Elk Scenic Drive are being established to promote safe and easy visitation and distribute travelers across the region. The sites provide parking and alternatives to viewing elk and other wildlife along the area’s highways. Each site has been chosen...
  • Gilbert Farm Elk Viewing Area

    The town of Benezette is renowned statewide for its healthy, ecologically sustainable elk population. This viewing area is one of the most reliable elk viewing sites. From here, a panoramic western vista overlooks open fields, small patches of forest, and former underground and surface mining operations. You're also likely to see a number of...
  • Hick's Run Outfitters

    Experienced professional guides offer personal and group guided photo tours of PA watchable wildlife. 15 passenger vans available. Offering personal one on one guided hunts.
  • Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

    See elk country in a unique way! Experience elk country by horse drawn wagon and sleigh rides from the Elk Country Visitor Center. Open weekends. Weather permitting. Call ahead to reserve your seat.
  • Keystone Elk Country Alliance

    Wildlife conservation organization focusing their resources on Pennsylvania's elk herd, the management of the Elk Country Visitor Center and Elk Mountain Homestead located in Benezette.
  • Porcupine Run Viewing Area

    Porcupine Run Viewing Area provides an additional location to see elk. It provides off-road parking, but no other facilities. It is located near the intersection of Winslow Hill Road and Dewey Road. Entry is restricted as not to disturb the elk. Much of State Game Lands 311 is open to foot travel only.
  • Quehanna Wild Area

    Nearly 50,000 acres, the Quehanna Wild Area covers parts of Cameron, Clearfield and Elk counties. This protected wildlife area has been named an Important Bird Area by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society and home to several species of birds and other animals including elk, deer coyotes.

    Hiking and biking are popular activities on the Quehanna...
  • Sinnemahoning State Park

    Located at the first fork of the Sinnemahoning Creek, this park offers a picturesque view of surrounding peaks and deep valleys. The habitat supports the Bald Eagle, black bear, white-tailed deer and elk. Interpretive boat rides on George B. Stevenson Reservoir are available during the summer. The 35-site campground is open from April to December....

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