Seeing majestic elk is an unforgettable experience! Welcome to the largest wild elk herd in the northeastern United States, found in the Elk Country landscape. As part of a major conservation effort, the Pennsylvania Game Commission released 177 Rocky Mountain elk into Pennsylvania between 1913 and 1926. Today, this wild herd has over 1,000 elk! Photo by: David Schmude
Elk Viewing Tips
Stop by the Elk Country Visitor Center or the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park to pick up Elk Viewing tips and info on viewing areas, such as Winslow Hill, Dents Run, Hicks Runs and Woodring Farm.
Always view wildlife quietly, move slowly and blend in with your surroundings – wear neutral colored clothing.
Only stop at clear roadway pulloffs; don’t block driveways or be a hazard on the road. Safety first!
Do not approach elk. Use binoculars or a spotting scope to view safely from a distance.
Respect wildlife habitats – leave nests and their occupants as you found them.
Respect private property. View wildlife on public lands
Do not feed or pet wildlife as it is dangerous to both you and the animals.