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Smoky Mountain Elk

octobeR 2024

CheRokee, NC


The Safari

You don't have to travel out west to see the majestic Elk because we have them right in our backyard at Great Smoky Mountain National Park! Elk once occurred across the continental USA, however early American settlers extirpated them and many species we think about. In the early 2000's the National Park Service reintroduced Elk from the Rocky Mountain range and they have since established and are flourishing. We will spend the weekend between two well knonw Elk hotspots observing & photographing them as well as adventuring to a waterfall or two & taking in the Fall Colors that occur this time of year.

This time of year the rut will be going on and the big males will be chasing the females in the large herds to breed as well as fending off any would-be challengers. If we're lucky we'll get to hear the bulls bugle! It's a sound you'll never forget.

Price: $175 (PRice Reduced)

Trip Length: 3 Days

Smoky Mountain National Park

CheRokee, NC

4 of 4 Spaces Available

*All payments subject to* 3% Processing Fee


We will meet at the Champion Park Pool (38 Main St, Rosman NC) just outside of Brevard at 9:30am. Our guide Kevin will meet us and brief us as well as provide wetsuits and masks for those who need them. After we gear up, we'll follow Kevin and carpool to an undisclosed location within and around the Pisgah National Forest. Once we arrive, we'll make our way down to the river and hop in the water. We'll be snorkeling for about 3 hours. Once we find a Hellbender, Kevin or I will signal the rest of the group and we'll gather around and admire the animal having plenty of time for taking pictures. We'll also have opportunities to view the diversity of unique fish species that live in the mountain rivers. We'll eventually make our way down river to the take out spot and head back to our vehicles at Champion Park Pool.

Price INcludes:

- Lodging

- Transfers from Hotel to Elk-viewing locations

- Photo Coaching During Trip

- Snacks & Water

Price EXcludes:

- Transportation to Cherokee, NC

- All Meals


Cancellation Policy

We require 7 DAYS NOTICE to cancel your reservation and receive a full refund. If you cancel within the 7 day period, you will not be refunded.


All cancellations must be made by email to or by phone at 732-996-4732

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