Elk Lake Campground and Picnic Area


Elk Lake Campground is surrounded by pristine wilderness and mountain lakes and streams.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Closest Towns: Henry's Lake, Idaho
Monida, MT
Water: None
Restroom: Vault (see below)
Information Center: Madison Ranger District
Phone: (406) 682-4253

General Information


The campground is located approximately 50 miles east of Monida on Red Rock Lake National Wildlife Refuge Road.

From Henry's Lake, Idaho one can take Red Rock Pass from  for about 23 miles.  The route is complicated and requires travel plan map.

Please call (406) 682-4253 for specific directions.

General Notes:
  • There is no water available at this site.  Visitors must bring their own.  Any water taken from streams or springs must be treated prior to consumption.
  • There is no cell phone coverage in the area.
  • There is a Mandatory Food Storage order in effect annually March 1 to December 1.
  • This campground cannot accomodate RVs or trailers.
  • There is no garbage service at this site.  Please pack out what you pack in.

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Camping & Cabins

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Dispersed Camping

There are some dispersed camping opportunities in the area for experienced and properly equipped campers.

Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult

Campground Camping

This is a small campground in a remote area.

Reservation InfoThe sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
No. of Sites2 sites


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Boat ramp
Toilets Vault (No showers)
Picnic tables
Tent camping 2 sites

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