Frequently Asked Questions
Will I see elk when I come to the Elk Country Visitor Center?
When is the best time of the year and time of day to view elk?
Can I do a horse drawn wagon ride when I visit the Elk Center?
A horse drawn wagon ride is an exceptional experience and a unique way to view elk. The horse drawn wagon and sleigh rides are usually provided on the weekends by KECA, and are weather dependent. So, in case of inclement weather, the rides will not be held. Please call ahead to reserve your seat on the ride one day prior to your visit at 814-787-5167. Don’t wait! Spots fill up fast!
What else can my family do in Pennsylvania’s Elk Country?
You can visit or camp at a nearby State Park such as Parker Dam or Sinnemahoning, canoe or kayak the many miles of rivers, visit a local winery or the many craft and gift shops in the area, dine out at the many area restaurants, fish the streams and lakes on state forest lands, hunt, or bird watch on the thousands of acres of public land near the Elk Center. For more information visit PAWilds.com or VisitPAGo.com.
How can I become a part of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance and stay in touch with Pennsylvania’s Elk Country?
KECA is membership based, but volunteer driven. You are welcomed and encouraged to volunteer at the Elk Center by providing our guests with information about our programs, local area and businesses, or use your expertise to present an educational program. Become a member by clicking here to Join! There are several membership levels starting at youth to life members to conservation partners. Consider starting a KECA chapter in your area to raise much needed funding for KECA’s conservation education programs and habitat enhancement projects. Contact Field Directors Doty McDowell or Kristi Reinaker.
How does KECA spend funding derived from the Elk Center or fundraising events?
- Conservation education
- Habitat enhancement
- Permanent land protection
- Elk Country Endowment
Can I attend a KECA banquet in my area?
Does KECA have any overnight lodging at the Elk Center?
Yes, KECA manages the Elk Mountain Homestead, an overnight lodging facility located on the property near the Elk Center. For more information about the Elk Mountain Homestead, click here.
What does a volunteer do?
Our dedicated volunteers perform a variety of duties. Some volunteers that are retired school teacher and instructors help with our educational programs. Others are on hand to meet and greet our guests so that any questions they have can be answered. Others may be our assistance in our theater, helping guest into the show. Many other duties are available to meet your abilities. We always look forward to meeting new friends and adding to our volunteers.