Elks Flat Campground and Group sites - reserve


Elks Flat Campground


Elks Flat Campground is situated on the banks of the South Fork Boise River, at the foot of the Trinity Mountain Range, in Idaho.

The Campground has 2 large group sites and 36 single/double sites.  It is five miles north of the town of Pine. Visitors enjoy fishing, swimming and exploring trails in the surrounding area.

Natural Features:

The campground is settled in a grassy meadow. It is surrounded by stands of cottonwood, aspen, Douglas fir and ponderosa pine, at an elevation of 4,400 feet.


The South Fork Boise River runs along the eastern edge of the campground, offering rafting, swimming and fishing for rainbow trout. Paradise Hot Springs is nearby.

Green Creek Trail 270, a 4.5-mile trail for hiking, horseback riding and dirt bikes, begins a mile from the site. Cross Cut Trail 172 also begins close by and is open to hiking, biking, horseback riding and off-road vehicles.

Nearby Attractions:

Baumgartner Hot Springs is approximately 16 miles away with a soaking pool and nature trail. Kelly Creek Flats Recreation Area is adjacent to Baumgartner with several more trail opportunities.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: May 15 – Oct. 1  (or until closed by snow)
Reservations: Reservations can be made HERE at www.recreation.gov or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Fees This is a fee campground. Fee envelopes and a collection box are provided near the entrance.   36 sites / $10.00 - single overnight.       $20.00 - double overnight. Group Sites -  $100.00 each per night.  Single-family campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
Closest Towns: Mountain Home, Idaho
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
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This campground contains two large-group campsites and 36 single/double sites.  Group sites will accommodate up to 100 people each. Sites are equipped with covered pavilions, picnic tables and cement site pads. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided. Roads and parking spurs within the campground are gravel.  Horses are not allowed at the campground.

General Information


From Mountain Home, Idaho, travel east on State Highway 20 for 35 miles to the turnoff for Pine/Featherville (Forest Highway 61).

Travel north on Highway 61 for approximately 24 miles to the campground.

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