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Gaylord's City Elk Park

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E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 800-345-8621
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Usually the elk are pretty far away but on this last trip they were right by the fence. Got some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Stopped at Chamber of Commerce to find out exact location. It is next to the Elks Club (they were... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lincoln, Nebraska
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E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 800-345-8621
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually the elk are pretty far away but on this last trip they were right by the fence. Got some awesome photos.

Thank travelswithgnome
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at Chamber of Commerce to find out exact location. It is next to the Elks Club (they were hosting a pumpkin party so a lot of kids). We saw a few (5) elk next to the fence and a few more off in the...More

Thank K_J-Traveling
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I've been through Gaylord at least 20 times and never bothered stopping to see the elk. they are at a park right in the city, next to the Elk Lodge. The elk have a huge fenced off area to roam in and they are provided...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 10 October 2017

‘Ello chaps! Talk about wild, the Gaylord City Elk Park is a chance to see wild elk up close. According to the City, the Pigeon River State Forest’s expansive 105,000 acres has the Midwest’s only free ranging elk herd. There are elk year round, but...More

Thank HerbertEdgewood
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Just off interstate, this is a wonderful park to see elk up close and free. Would highly recommend stopping, especially if you have children. We just parked in Elk Club parking lot and many elk were near the fence or within view.

Thank orionandaries
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited once before (11 years ago), so we stopped in on our way up to Mackinaw City. We enjoy nature and wildlife, so this is a treat. We even saw 5 calves this time.

Thank Kimberlee K
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Come at dusk and enjoy loads of elk at feeding time. Separated by a fence, the viewing is fun for the whole family -- and free.

Thank MarmeladeGypsy
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Took a group to see the elk as it is a different experience and very neat to see elk at an Elk Lodge! However not to be this time. The huge animals were not within view. While in Gaylord you may need to return a...More

Thank UPprincess
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Actual elk at the Elk's Lodge! There are several elk behind a chain link fence behind the Elk's Lodge, and it appears they have several acres to roam! The elk come right up to the fence and obviously are used to people. I never realized...More

1  Thank Laura P
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We read about the Elks in the City and while we had a difficult time finding the location, we thoroughly enjoyed viewing the Elk. We stopped at two different locations for viewing, and were able to see the Elk through the fence.

Thank Ed W
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