Elk Lake Dispersed Camping and Picnic Area


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

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Toilets
Fees There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Restrictions: Forest-wide stay limit: Camping in an area, campsite, or developed campground is limited to 16 accumulated days within any 30 day period. The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has a mandatory forest-wide Food Storage Order.  Food Storage Requirements 2014 Food Storage Order
Closest Towns: Island Park, Idaho
Lima, MT
Water: No
Restroom: Vault
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 no garbage service at this site.  Please pack out what you pack in.
  • Road conditions can be an issue accessing this campground.  Please call (406) 682-4253 for road conditions.

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Toilets Vault (No showers)
Tent camping 2 sites
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6400 feet