I-44 North Outer Road west of Highway 141
1 Lone Elk Park Rd
Construction Notification: The MoDOT construction at the Interstate 44 and Highway 141 intersection has rerouted how park guests can access Lone Elk Park and Lower Buder Park. The best way to get to the park is headed westbound on Interstate 44:
- Take the Exit 272 (for Highway 141) and get into the right hand lane.
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- Before getting to 141, turn right into a new roundabout.
- Take the 1st exit off the roundabout for Buder Park.
- Take the 2nd (only other option) exit off the roundabout for Lone Elk Park
- Follow the road (North Highway Drive -- same road as it used to be) under 141 and along Interstate 44 to Lone Elk Park.
Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer.
Motorcycles are prohibited. Domestic animals are not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle.
The park officially opens at 7 a.m. in the summer and 8 a.m. in the winter. However, the gates are physically opened and the public is free to enter by 6:30-7 a.m. year round.
Fishing at Lone Elk Park: Due to the lake leak last summer, Lone Elk lake will be closed to fishing in 2017 to rebuild the fish population. If you have questions, please contact us at PMailbox@stlouisco.com.
Animal Viewing: Staff feed the animals first thing in the morning. The best time to view the animals is before 8 a.m.
Did you know.....
What is the difference between bison and buffalo?
Scientifically, the term "buffalo" is incorrect for the North American species; its proper Latin name is Bison bison. However, common usage has made the term "buffalo" an acceptable synonym for the American bison. (from The American Buffalo in Transition, by J. Albert Rorabacher.)