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ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND (SAWTOOTH NF), ID

Photo: ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND (SAWTOOTH NF)
Status: Closed through Thu May 14 2015   Season Dates
 

Overview

Elk Creek Campground lies just off Highway 21 in a beautiful valley at the foot of the Sawtooth Mountain Range in central Idaho.

Natural Features:

Summer wildflowers are plentiful and lodgepole pines provide partial shade. Elk Creek is nearby. Temperatures are cool, with an average summer high of 78 degrees and a low of 40 degrees.

Recreation:

Elk Creek is situated in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. A myriad of excellent hiking and biking opportunities are available, with an estimated 750 miles of trails crisscrossing the valley and surrounding mountains, including the Idaho Centennial Trail, which passes nearby.

Expansive and scenic Elk Meadow is near the campground, providing a great location for bird and wildlife watching.

Facilities:

This small campground offers one group site that consists of three smaller sites. If the group site is not reserved, the individual sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campers must walk a few yards from parking area to campsites.

Vault toilets area provided. The road to the site and the parking spur within are paved.

Nearby Attractions:

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.

Popular area events include an Arts and Crafts Fair in July, and Wagon Days, Salmon Festival, Quilt Fair and Fireman's Ball in September.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Biking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Picnic Area
  • Trails
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho Off-road Vehicle Safety Message
  • This is Elk Creek Campground on the Sawtooth National Forest; is this the campground you are requesting?
  • Bring confirmation letter with you to verify your reservation
  • The camp fee includes one vehicle for a single site and two vehicles for a double site. A fee will be charged at the campground for extra vehicles over these limits
  • Click here for more info about the Sawtooth National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.28889, -115.03194
44°17'20"N, 115°1'55"W

From Stanley, Idaho, take State Highway 21 west approximately 8 miles. Turn north at milepost 123 onto Forest Road 892 and follow the road to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ELK CREEK CAMPGROUND (SAWTOOTH NF)
SAWTOOTH, STANLEY
  ID  83278

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)774-3000
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