Tule Elk State Reserve protects a herd of tule elk, once in danger of extinction.
The elk are most active from late summer through early autumn. Visitors are encouraged to bring binoculars for better viewing. Picnic areas and interpretive exhibits are available. The reserve is off I5 on the Stockdale Highway between Gorman and Buttonwillow. Phone 661-764-6881or 661-248-6692.
Two accessible picnic tables and an accessible water spigot and cooking grill sit on a concrete pad. An adjacent restroom is not accessibly designed.
Visitor Center. Most of the exhibits are generally accessible with a few minor problems with space, or font size or control design. Parking: Accessible parking spaces are available, including a van accessible space. Assistance may be required with ramp slope or entry threshold.
The viewing platform is generally accessible, but assistance may be required with the ramp to it. The telescope requires a grasping motion to adjust.
Guided vehicle tours may be available for groups by arrangement.