About Elk

Elk Facts

The Elk community has two names, also known to some as Greenwood. It started out as a lumber town in the late 1800s and continued to prosper through the early 1900s.

Location / Terrain:

Ocean location perched on a cliff, amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.

Population: 208

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Elk Elevation:

51 feet

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Best For:

Someone looking for a bed and breakfast at one of the worlds most beautiful coastal locations.

Nearby Towns:

Point Arena (10 miles)
Albion (7 miles)
Philo (17 miles)

Upcoming Events In Elk

Fat Cat Awards Night 2013-2014
Stillwood Sages
The Ez Street Band
Christian Dewild
Kb & The Slingtones
Terry Sheets Band

Elk's Annual Events

Great Day in Elk Parade & Carnival

Top Picks for Elk

Greenwood State Beach
Ross Ranch

Specials near Elk

Complimentary Tour Of The B Bryan Preserve at Lodging At The B Bryan Preserve
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Elk California Information

The city of Elk, also known to some as Greenwood, is truly one of the most stunning stops along the Northern California coast. In this little town of about 200, you'll find amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, thanks to its location on a cliff above the water.

Located on Highway 1, just south of Route 128, Elk was named for the animals that inhabit the area, often visible among the open expanses.

Elk is also quite popular for its many wonderful B&Bs. Though the town is small, the inns fill up fast and their reputations are well-known among B&B lovers. Many boast restaurants manned by some of Northern California's best chefs.

Those traveling through town will also want to make a stop at Greenwood State Beach. Besides beach access and a great view of the ocean, you'll find a museum here that attests to the town's fascinating lumbering history.

Fun times in Elk include the Great Day in Elk Parade and Carnival, held each September for more than 30 years and staged to raise funds for the Elk Community Center.


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