Lone Elk Park sits on the site of a former U.S. Military munitions testing area. Primarily, the accuracy of large caliber weapons and ammunition was the focus, and the facility was active during World War II and the Korean War. Many structures still exist in the Park referencing this history. Between the Wars, the land was turned over to the municipality, and populations of Elk and Bison were established with the intention of it becoming a public attraction. When the Government seized back control during the Korean War, the herds were eliminated. However, a lone, Bull Elk somehow survived (thus the name). After the War, the land was again ceded to the County, who reestablished the herds.
HIKE EIGHT is led by KAMP Counselor Mandi. Please come out and show your support!
Kids are always welcome.
MEET: 10a, Parking lot (see map in images with arrow for meet site).