Arkansas’ Elk Herd

If you want a breathtaking experience, head to Boxley Valley. Elk have free range and can be seen at several different locations near the Buffalo National River in North Central Arkansas. The most common place to view them is the six miles of Arkansas 43 and Arkansas 21 in Boxley Valley. You can park on the pull-offs on the side of the road and stand along the fence line to see them. The best times to see the elk are dusk and dawn. Autumn is a great time to see them in the fields, particularly October and November. They put on an extra show because it’s rutting season and bull elk have large antlers to show off to their cow elk, other bulls, and you.