Elk Creek Campground - Hwy 21

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Elk Creek Campground is composed of 3 campsites, located in a lodgepole pine understory, This small campground offers one group site that consists of three smaller sites. The group site can accommodate up to 40 people. If the group site is not reserved, the individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations can be made by visiting www.recreation.gov or by calling (877)444-6777. Expansive and scenic Elk Meadow is near the campground, providing a great location for bird watching and wildlife viewing. Numerous sparkling lakes and streams, including the Salmon River, dot the area, making for great rainbow and native westslope cutthroat trout fishing. Stanley and Redfish Lakes are nearby with great boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking and even more fishing. The campground has a general parking area from which visitors must walk to their site. 

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This campground closes on September 15th.
Reservations: Reservations can be made by clicking on the following link www.recreation.gov/camping/elk-creek-campground-sawtooth-nf/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70263 or by calling (877)444-6777. If the group site is not reserved, the single sites are available first-come, first-serve. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees $14 per day for single-sites including 1 vehicle. $7 per day for an additional vehicle. $50 per day for the group-site which can accommodate up to 40 people.
Open Season: May - September
Restrictions: Please keep pets on a leash. 10 day maximum stay length for campsites. Campers must occupy the site the first night and cannot go more than 24 hours thereafter without occupying the site. Motorized vehicles and bicycles are not allowed in any of the designated wilderness areas. 
Closest Towns: Stanley, Idaho. 
Water: Drinking Water
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: For information contact Recreation Resource Management of America at (928) 537-8888.

General Information

Directions: Stanley, go 8 miles northwest on ID 21.

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6900 ft.