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Elk in a field

Watch Elk & Big Horn Sheep Feeding

It’s one of the best locations for elk watching in the entire nation. On Mt. Rainier’s east side, come to the Oak Creek Wildlife Area and view herds of elk gathering in the hundreds for daily winter feedings. Visitors look on and watch as the elk jostle for position at the hay drop stations. The elk are fed daily at 1:30pm and herds of bighorn sheep are fed mid-morning at the Cleman Mountain Feeding site, just a few miles east. The wildlife area is located off SR Highway 12 near Naches. Find more information about the Oak Creek Wildlife Area.