Elk Management Tours

After more than a 100-year absence from the Mountain State, elk are making a comeback in West Virginia and you have a chance to see these incredible animals in a natural habitat.

Our guided elk tours are the best way to learn about the history of elk management in West Virginia and what the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is doing to make sure the growing elk herd thrives in its new home.

Tours start at Chief Logan Lodge and spots book up fast, so make a reservation as soon as possible. While there is no guarantee you will see or hear elk, park naturalist and tour leader Lauren Cole makes these tours a fun experience you don’t want to miss!

Tour tickets are only available online.

Consider spending the night at Chief Logan Lodge.  Call 304-855-6100 to reserve a room and ask for a room rate discount.

Elk Management Tour Schedule


Time: Morning tours start at 5:30 a.m. Evening tours start at 4 p.m. Tours last 4 hours.

Location: Tours depart from and return to Chief Logan Lodge.

Cost: $34 — includes transportation, breakfast or snack, guide and support staff, interpretative presentation and a souvenir.

Age: Tours limited to guests age 12 and older

Attire: Closed-toed, sturdy footwear and long pants are suggested, due to hiking during the tour. Scented products, such as perfume, cologne, are discouraged.

Capacity: The maximum tour guest capacity is 12.

Other: Guests are not allowed to bring food or pets. Wearing masks isn’t required but appreciated when traveling in the van to the management area. Hand sanitizer will be available.