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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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See elk up close and free

Just off interstate, this is a wonderful park to see elk up close and free. Would highly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Plymouth, Michigan
via mobile
Enjoyed viewing the elk

We visited once before (11 years ago), so we stopped in on our way up to Mackinaw City. We enjoy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kimberlee K
Lansing, Michigan
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E Grandview, Gaylord, MI 49735
+1 800-345-8621
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The elks were sitting in the middle of the field. Even though we couldn't see there faces but you can see how big there antlers were. Went back the four days later and they were a little closer but hanging near the watering hole

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I've never seen a place quite like this. A very unique experience. You are able to see elk in their natural habitat and up close. There are SOOOOOOOOOOOO many of them it's surreal. Best times to view are dusk and dawn. Don't give up if...More

1  Thank kb123452
Reviewed 8 August 2017

More elk then you can shake a stick at. Beautiful animals. Saw estimated 25 elk. Bucks with very large racks. Fenced in area but, it's large. Free. Walk the fence line. Great pictures.

1  Thank Tim R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went to two different viewing areas. The first we could see the elk at a distance. The second area was amazing! There was tons of elk right by the fence. Some were resting and some were grazing. There was even some fallow deer. It...More

2  Thank TheBaumFam
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