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Lone Elk Park

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1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
+1 314-615-5000
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great drive

love this place, quiet, beautiful wooded area, protected home to several bison and elk, you will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
debra s
Kind of fun to drive through

It is donation per car - You drive through the park looking for the animals or you can picnic. At... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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“bison” (189 reviews)
“bird sanctuary” (53 reviews)
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1 Lone Elk Park, Saint Louis, MO 63088-2032
+1 314-615-5000
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Reviewed 1 week ago

love this place, quiet, beautiful wooded area, protected home to several bison and elk, you will drive over cattle guards to enter this area. do not get out of the car, unless you have a death wish. leave the animals alone. this is their sanctuary,...More

Thank debra s
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is donation per car - You drive through the park looking for the animals or you can picnic. At first I wasn't sure if we were going to see anything but all of sudden, there are the Bison, just lounging in the shade. The...More

Thank LP8011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little drive thru park. You usually get up close sighting of deer and some bison. There are areas you can sit and have a picnic if you want to.

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the hiking loop and saw several Elk along the way. The trail wasn't too strenuous and provided a great 3.5 mile view of the park. There were a few uphill and downhill's, but overall not too bad.

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered this Gem by accident, no fee, but they do ask for donations (which is well deserved). You can drive around the park which takes about 20-30 mins dependant on how many animals you see (you can also go around as many times as you...More

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I must have driven by this sign for this park a hundred times and never stopped! I will for now on! A beautiful park that you can drive through and see Elk, Buffalo and other wildlife roaming free! There are picnic areas and bathrooms for...More

1  Thank ArkansasEagle
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Large drive through county park where you will see Geese, Bison , Deer and Elk. BIG ELK! you cant get out and walk around but there is a picnic area. No pets or motorcycles are allowed in the park. Especially beautiful in the fall as...More

1  Thank James H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We drove through Lone Elk Park and climbed the observation tower which is located when you first enter the park. They have lots of picnic areas to have lunch or relax a while. We saw deer, elk, and bison. We saw elk up close too....More

1  Thank extraordinarylife
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We drove thru here on our last day in the area. It was a cool and cloudy day which made it even nicer. We saw elk and deer. We did not see any bison but alot of evidence they were around somewhere! My granddaughter loved...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A great place to take a drive and see wildlife. On a good day you're able to get close to the animals, while in your car of course. There other days when you really have to search, but there's never a bad experience.

Thank TULIPS1970
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27 August 2017|
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Response from Hank H | Reviewed this property |
They do have a few port-a-johns. That's all.
Neil W
28 July 2017|
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Response from Gary1392 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You can easily set the pace. Figure 20 minutes minimum. Sometimes slow traffic can slow the line down and extend the time. We've even gone around twice if there was no traffic and we wanted to see something again.
Mary C
28 April 2017|
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Response from ginnymae45 | Reviewed this property |
The park closes at dusk.