The PA Wilds, PA Game Commission, Keystone Elk Country Alliance, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau, and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) bring you the Elk SMART campaign to help keep Pennsylvania’s elk wild.
About Elk Scenic Drive
This 127-mile loop through portions of five counties is a drive-to-believe-it kind of experience. The distinct Elk Scenic Drive road signs are your guide for this journey. Known for unparalleled wildlife viewing, you can start from the west end (Rt. 144) or east end at Lock Haven (Rt. 120) via easy access points off I-80.
Download the Elk Scenic Drive map
Download this detailed map and informational brochure developed by the PA Department of Conservation & Natural Resources to learn more about Elk Country and the Pennsylvania Wilds elk herd.
Multiple drive stops not only include some of the best places to observe our awe-inspiring wild elk herd, but also help travelers experience the diversity and abundance of the region’s wildlife and recreational assets that are hallmarks of this scenic and rugged landscape. The Elk Scenic Drive includes 5 State Parks.
Traveling west-to-east from the Elk Country Visitor Center…. don’t be hesitant to take the road less travelled with a truly remarkable windows down (weather pending) cruise along the nearby Quehanna Highway, cutting through stunning wooded scenery and untouched natural areas. An offshoot of the Elk Scenic Drive, this alternate route may offer some of the best wildlife viewing in these wild and beautiful parts, as well as several hiking trails and other places of interest within the remote Quehanna Wild Area.
Disconnect from devices, and connect with wildlife at the state-of-the-art Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park, which includes kid friendly exhibits, opportunities to view wildlife, a life-size replica of a Bald Eagle nest, and sprawling views surrounding.
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