DCNR Calendar of Events

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

Pennsylvania Black Bears

Whether it is awe or fear that you feel when you see a bear, you probably don't know the entire story of Pennsylvania black bears. Learn more about their...

1/19 2pm

Learn about this unique and elusive animal's history and original range in PA, why it became extinct in our region. Also, gain insight on how it was...

1/20 2pm
Skull-lock Holmes

Here at the center we commonly get questions about animal bones and how to identify what animal they came from. Test your skull identification skills with...

1/26 2pm
Elk Country Escape Room

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and our staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room our elk...

1/27 12pm
Go Teach: Snowshoeing- Educator Workshop

Attention Educators! Join us for our GO Teach snowshoeing workshop on February 23rd from 9-4! This workshop is for formal and non-formal educators. Attendees...

2/23 9am

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