Elk were reintroduced to Kentucky in 1997 as a restoration project by the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. From 1997 - 2003 approximately 1513 elk were transported into Kentucky. Reproduction has been very high, with approximately 90% of the adult cows producing calves. Currently, the estimated elk population in Kentucky is over 10,000 elk. The best areas for elk habitat are on reclaimed surface mines in Eastern Kentucky.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park elk tours are $30/person or $15/children 12 & under. This fee includes your transportation via van to the viewing sites with knowledgeable guide and breakfast. Elk Tour Packages are available with lodging, dinner for 2, and elk tour for two for $160.
Special group and business tours are available.
Call 1-606-889-1790 today to save your place for this memorable outing.