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ELKS FLAT CAMPGROUND, ID

part ofBoise National Forest, US Forest Service
Photo: ELKS FLAT CAMPGROUND (ID)
Status: Open through Tue Sep 30 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

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

Recreation:

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.

Facilities:

This campground contains two large-group campsites that can accommodate up to 100 people. Each site is 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.

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.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Group Cooking Facilities
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Lantern Posts
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Pay Phone
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Rafting
  • River Access
  • Swimming
  • Tables
  • Tent Pads
  • Trailheads
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Hot Springs
Know Before You Go
  • Idaho OHV Safety Message
  • Horses are not allowed at the campground
  • Single-family campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Click here for more information on the Boise 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):
43.53722, -115.29514
43°32'14"N, 115°17'43"W

From Mountain Home, travel east on Highway 20 for 35 miles to the turnoff for Pine/Featherville (Forest Highway 61). Travel north on Highway 61 for 24 miles to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

ELKS FLAT CAMPGROUND
2180 AMERICAN LEGION
MOUNTAIN HOME  ID  83647

Phone Number:

Information:  (208)587-7961
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