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Elk Country Visitor Center

The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier elk viewing location and home to the largest wild elk herd in the Northeastern United States. The Elk Country Visitor Center is a newly-built facility designed specifically to help you experience these majestic animals year round and to learn more about elk, other wildlife and this amazing ecosystem.  The Center is managed and operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whos mission is "To conserve and enhance Pennsylvania's elk country for future generations".  No state funding goes into the operation of the Center.

134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821









Upcoming Events

Elk Walk and Talk

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn interesting facts about the property and the wildlife that call these...

5/26 2pm
Cute Calves

Elk calving season is practically here. Come join us for an informative presentation on elk calves. In addition, learn about how the PGC monitors these new...

5/27 2pm
Cavity Nesting Program

Join DCNR park ranger, Mariah Dunsmore, for a program on cavity nesting birds. Learn various facts about cavity nesting birds as she checks our bird boxes...

6/1 2pm
Birding Basics

Join KECA staff on an interactive trail walk around the center as you look for various birds. Learn how to identify various bird species common in...

6/2 2pm
Elk Explanations

When do elk drop their antlers? How big are calves when they are born? Do you have questions about elk? Come join KECA staff for a question and answer style...

6/3 2pm

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