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Lone Elk Park

#16 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis Features Animals
1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
+1 314-615-5000
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My daughter had her post wedding "rustic photos" taken here... it holds many special memories for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jennifer L
St. Louis, United States
Nice plesant drive-through type park.

We failed to see any Elk but noted two bison. The trip is scenic with winding roads through this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saint Louis, Missouri
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1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
+1 314-615-5000
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My daughter had her post wedding "rustic photos" taken here... it holds many special memories for our family. If you haven't been here, make it a point to visit.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We failed to see any Elk but noted two bison. The trip is scenic with winding roads through this heavily wooded park in St. Louis County.

Thank 564BobM564
Reviewed 1 week ago

For those that are stuck in the city rut this is well worth the drive through. Experience live elk roaming the park. Cross the cattle guards and see bison up close and personal.

Thank MrsWhite2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pretty park that you drive through to see Elk and Buffalo. It can take a long time to get through on the nice days due to the number of cars, but well worth it.

Thank amberghini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful park with rolling hills, a huge lake, lots of trees and not just Elk, but Bison! If you go when the babies are out with their herd its an added bonus. These majestic creatures are a sight to behold and it's well worth the...More

Thank ginnymae45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took my family here and it was amazing to see the animals so close from the car. A fawn came up to the car and my daughter was able to stroke it's head and that was a special thrill for a 5 year old to...More

Thank sdemiere
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This was our last stop on our St Louis vacation and it was well worth the drive. There was a bit of construction that confused our GPS but if you follow the detour signs, you'll get there, don't worry. We saw a few elk as...More

Thank jersharocks
Reviewed 5 April 2017

If you love wildlife you will love Lone Elk Park. The name is misleading because I have seen herds of 30 or more. Throw in a few dozen Bison, a few more white tail deer, and an occasional raccoon family, and you have the makings...More

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We always try to swing through for a drive on our way to Six Flags. The kids enjoy it and we're always able to spot lots of wild life.

Thank SAS0828
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We intended to visit the World Bird Sanctuary, but is was so crowded due to a special event, we decided to drive through the Lone Elk Park. It was nice to be able to see animals that no longer live in the wild in the...More

Thank Eileen D
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Mary C
When does it close?
28 April 2017|
Response from Amy B | Reviewed this property |
This is from their website: Hours: The park officially opens at 7 a.m. in the summer and 8 a.m. in the winter. However, the gates are physically opened and the public is free to enter by 6:30-7 a.m. year round.
Donna H
Do you see deer and bison on the 3-mile walking trail or just from your car (at another part of the park)?
3 January 2017|
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Response from SuzyQ2013 | Reviewed this property |
I never took a walking path but I would think u would see them roaming everywhere in the Park!
Luke B
Can you make the drive in a RV/Motorhome?
11 September 2016|
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Response from SuzyQ2013 | Reviewed this property |
There may be some low tree branches here or there but it should be okay if you stay toward the middle of the road. Don't remember any signs or restrictions but may call County Park Dept to verify.