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Appalachian Artisan Center
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Kentucky School of Craft
Hindman Settlement School
Marie Stewart Museum & Crafts
Alice Lloyd College
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on Trails Report
With over 12,000 elk, Southeast Kentucky has more elk than any state east of the Rockies and Knott County has been declared the "Elk Capital of the East."
Wildlife viewing and bird watching has become the fastest growing recreational activity in the United States. Knott County has a lot to offer ...
For maps of elk viewing areas in Knott County and the surrounding region, click here.
For a unique experience every Spring and Fall, Saddle Up Elk Tours offers guided trail rides through the "heart of elk country" on horseback.
Call (606) 642-3656 to set up your ride today.
Elk Tours are also offered through:
One of the best places to view elk in Eastern Kentucky is at Mine Made Paradise Adventure Park.
Other Wildlife Viewing Opportunities:
The 4th Annual Elk Expo is in the planning stages. Will have more information as soon as it is available.
The 2010 ELK EXPO was held at the Knott County Sportsplex on August 27-28, 2010. Click here for photos from the event.
Click here for details and lots of photos from 2009.
Kentucky Elk Hunting Guide Book.
Click here to download the PDF.