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Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

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Did you know Arkansas has lots of Elk?  I had no idea before moving here a few years ago.  You can view the Elk from your car along Highway 43 and 21 in Boxley Valley near Ponca, Arkansas.

Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

A herd of over 450 Elk lives along the Buffalo River.  On our first trip, we did not see the Elk because we arrived in the middle of the day.  We were able to view some deer and other wild animals.  We learned that the best time for Elk viewing is in the early morning hours or just before the sun sets.  So, this past weekend we arrived a little after 5:00 pm to view the Elk.   We were not on Highway 43 five minutes before we saw several Elk.  We counted about 20 of them.  During the fall is the best time for viewing.  These animals are large and beautiful.  You can see from the picture below the line of cars viewing Elk in Arkansas.  It is a great family adventure.  We had lots of fun watching these amazing animals that God made.

There is an Elk Education Center in Ponca, Arkansas.  The admission is free, and you can learn all about the wildlife in Arkansas including Elk and the Black Bear.

The drive to Ponca, Arkansas was beautiful!  I tried to capture some of the rolling hills and landscapes.  If you want to see Elk, this would be a good day trip for anyone who lives in Arkansas, Southern Missouri, or Western Oklahoma.  Just an idea for you to spend time with your family exploring nature.Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

Elk Viewing In Arkansas Where To Find Them? Best Times?

While in this area, eat at the Cliff House Inn.   Read my post with pictures of the breathtaking views and delicious food.

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  1. Margie Orr says:

    Thanks for the visit to Jasper. Love Highway 7, but really don’t like that it’s been taken over by motorcycles.

    The pictures are wonderful. They make me so sorry that I’m not getting to go to North Arkansas this fall. It was good to feel like I was home, if only for a few minutes.

    • Margie,
      We did notice a ton of motorcycles. I guess it is just a perfect place to ride. It was such a perfect weather day this past Sunday. I would have love to experienced it from a convertible. Thank you for your support!!
      Blessings and enjoy this great weather,
      Diane Roark

  2. Living in NY all my life, I have rarely seen an Elk or any other type of animal unless I was on vacation, but your pictures seriously are amazing and thank you Diane for sharing!! 🙂

    • Janine,
      This was my first time seeing Elk. We couldn’t stop watching them. Before moving to Arkansas, I live on the North Shore of New Orleans (yes! during Katrina). They have alligators but no Elk. The male Elk were calling for a mate when we were watching them on Sunday. We saw things inappropriate for my blog.
      Thank you for your comment!
      Diane

  3. I found you through Super Sunday Sync- but now I am intrigued. I never knew (or even imagined) that Arkansas would have so many Elk! This was a very interesting post, and if you hadn’t told me differently, I would have guessed that it was colorado or some other western state instead. Who knew?

    • Kim,

      We have only lived in Arkansas for 4 years before we lived in AR we lived in the New Orleans area. I am originally from South Alabama, so I too was shocked about the Elk viewing in AR. I was also impressed with the mountains (larger foothills).
      Thank you for stopping by. I look forward to checking out http://www.livingwithjuvenilearthritis.com

      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

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