Tule Elk Reserve State Natural Reserve, Buttonwillow

#457 of 479 in Wildlife in California
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • This is the first time we've actually seen Elk in the wild, it was great, i took lots of photos, and you could hear them making the loud almost roaring noise, they looked fabulous. Its also a great.....  more »
  • If you're traveling through California, the Tule Elk Reserve is a quick stop off of Interstate 5 between Los Angeles and San Francisco/Sacramento. The BEST time to visit is the 4th Saturday of the...  more »
  • Interesting natural reserve nestled on the west side of the Central Valley of Ca. There's lots of picnic tables, with shade, large cottonwood trees, and a viewing platform for observing the elk. Unfortunately, there were no elk visible the day I visited! There's also a visitor center, and flush toilets are available. This is also a good place for bird watching. $8 daily use/parking fee, open 8AM to Sunset, but you can usually get in before 8AM.
  • It was a very peaceful spot for a picnic lunch. Just bring high powered binoculars if you want to see the elk, there were a few but probably almost a mile away from viewing platform.

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