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Welcome to Pennsylvania’s “Elk Country.” This is one of the most scenic and remote regions of Penn’s Woods. It offers a great opportunity to view Pennsylvania’s elk and other wildlife. The Game Commission and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) are developing a series of public viewing sites that provide safe parking and alternatives to viewing elk along the area’s highways. The following destinations are some of the best places to have a great wildlife viewing experience. For more information on Elk viewing visit the DCNR website by clicking http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/view.asp?a=471&q=151441
As many as 75,000 people will travel to the local area to view elk in September and October. With this much traffic, it is easy for conflicts to arise between residents, elk and visitors. With this in mind, we encourage all visitors to respect the privacy of the residents, and also would like to remind everyone that it is unlawful to feed the elk, and can be dangerous to approach them for photos or petting.
There are many places that you can view wild elk in and around Potter County. However, there are several areas that have proven to be exceptional spots for viewing elk. For a complete list with details about these locations, please visit the DCNR website by clicking http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/pgc/cwp/view.asp?a=471&q=151441
For more information visit the links below.
Pennsylvania Game Commission
Northcentral Regional Office
Northwest PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau
Statewide Travel and Tourism Information