Best spots to see elk
- Elk Country Visitor Center: One mile north of Rte. 555 and Benezette on Winslow Hill Road.
- Winslow Hill Viewing Area: Normally, the best elk-viewing spot; three miles north of Rte. 555 and Benezette on Winslow Hill Road.
- Dents Run Viewing Area: From Benezette and Rte. 555, one mile beyond the Winslow Hill Viewing Area.
- Woodring Farm Interpretive Trail: Loop trail with interpretive signage, leading to viewing platform and impressive vista. Along Winslow Hill Road between Winslow Hill and Dents Run viewing areas.
- Hicks Run Viewing Area: Great spot for photography when elk are present; 12 miles east of Benezette on Rte. 555 at the Elk-Cameron county border.
- Hoover Farm Viewing Area: Just off the Quehanna Highway, 9.5 miles south of Rte. 555 and Medix Run near the intersection with Wykoff Run Road.
- Sinnemahoning State Park: Viewing blind on Rte. 872, 14 miles north of Sinnemahoning and Rte. 555.
ELK Watching etiquette:
-Never approach or feed elk. They are wild animals, unpredictable and potentially dangerous.
-Drive slowly and stay alert.
-Do not stop on public roads to view elk. Use the designated viewing sites.
-Do not block private driveways and never leave your vehicle unattended.
-Be patient and tolerant with other elk-viewers.
- Read about elk biology and management at www.pgc.state.pa.us
- Check educational opportunities, trail rides and wagon rides
at the Elk Country Visitor Center. www.experienceelkcountry.com
- Find lodging, dining and travel options. www.visitpago.com