Missouri’s Lone Elk Park Lets You Get THIS Close to a Huge Bison
It's not often that you can practically rub shoulders with a huge bison or elk, but there is one place in Missouri called Lone Elk Park where that really can happen.
Lone Elk Park is located in St. Louis County. It's a drive-through park where you can see wildlife you wouldn't normally see in our part of America. You always wanted to see an elk bugle or hear a bison growl? Here you go...
This family proved that there is more than just the "lone elk". There are lots of elk.
If you're thinking "wow, I gotta go there", the St. Louis County Lone Elk Park website gives all kinds of details about what you can in and around the park. They note that staff feed the animals in the morning so that's the best time to cruise through the park.
Lone Elk Park also has a couple of hiking trails. One is 7 miles long and the other is 4. The park map is a great go-to for planning time in this area.
There are some limitations though. Here's what Lone Elk Park shows you can and cannot do in the park and what you can expect to see:
Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer. Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle.
What a unique experience in Missouri. Check out the official site for more info and directions.