Elk River Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Elk River Campground

Information: 780-865-2154
Facility Operator: West Fraser Mills-Fox Creek Development Association

Park Closed

  • Due to the wildfires in the area, Elk River Provincial Recreation Area is closed until further notice.

Elk River Campground is found in Elk River Provincial Recreation Area, 17 km southwest of Lodgepole on Hwy. 620 and 47 km west on Elk River Road. A small campground with large, well spaced sites nestled in a mixed forest. Some sites have a view of the river. There is nearby access to OHV and horse trails, though they are not permitted inside the recreation area.  


Season: Mar 1 - Oct 31
Site Type Campsites Power Rate/Night Reservable Dates Current Status
Unserviced 16 - $15 Feb 5 - Oct 15 Closed
Walk-in Tenting 3 - $15 Feb 5 - Oct 15 Closed

  • Reservations can be made by calling 780-865-2154 on Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Due to low visitation numbers at this provincial recreation area, the campsites are user maintained.
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned biweekly.
  • Please clean up after your visit and pack out all garbage.


Phone Reservations

Recent changes to the recreation area regulation under the Public Health Act have affected provision of drinking water in this campground – we cannot absolutely guarantee that water from hand pumps is free of pathogens because of the risk of ground water contamination. As a result, Alberta Parks recommends that you bring your own drinking water.

  • Reservations can be made Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by email sharon@fcda.ca
  • Reservation fee non-refundable.
  • Unreserved sites are available on a First Come-First Served basis.

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Updated: Jun 1, 2023