Wildlife area with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk and deer.World Bird Sanctuary. Chubb Trail (mountain bike) access. Picnicsites and shelters. Facilities in Lone Elk Park include reservableand first-come, first-served picnic sites. Lone Elk Park is awildlife management area. Motorcycles prohibited. Domestic animalsare not allowed, even if confined in a vehicle. ~ from officialsiteThe park acreage was once a part of the 2,400-acre Tyson ValleyPowder Plant used for the testing and storage of ammunition by thefederal govenment during WWII. After the War, the area served as aCounty Park, and in 1948 herds of elk and bison were established.The land was re-acquired by the Federal Government during theKorean War, and for safety reasons the wildlife herds weredestroyed in 1958. However, one lone bull elk survived.In 1964 St. Louis County acquired 405 acres of the originaltract, and in 1966 the name was changed from Tyson Park to Lone ElkCounty Park. Six additional elk were obtained from YellowstoneNational Park in 1966 through the efforts of the children of theRockwood School District and West St. Louis County Lions Club.Construction of the park’s lake was done by Fred Weber at no costto the County. The park was officially opened to the public onOctober 17, 1971. Six bison were acquired from the St. Louis Zoo inJuly 1973. Pens have since been rebuilt to a high standard.(visit link) (visit link)There are a series of auto tour routes through the park whichprovide the opportunity to view elk and American Bison from yourvehicle, sometimes in close proximity. The terrain of the 546 acrepark is rather hilly and there are no guarantees of seeing any ofthe wildlife on any particular visit. (from [www.waymarking.com](http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM4EBW).