Big Elbow Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Big Elbow Backcountry Campground

Information: 1-877-537-2757
Lat: 50.723768 Long: -114.859643
Due to the remote nature of these campgrounds, cleaning and sanitizing of shared surfaces is infrequent and users should be ready to sanitize high-touch surfaces upon their arrival. Be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Note that cleaning supplies may be wildlife attractants, and should be stored in your food locker and away from your tent. When campgrounds are open and where it is feasible, outhouses will be open. Please help to limit the spread of COVID-19 by maintaining physical distancing from other campers.

This equestrian back country campground is found in Big Elbow Provincial Recreation Area. The trail head to access this site is in Little Elbow Provincial Recreation Area, 32 km southwest of Bragg Creek on Hwy. 66 (closed Dec. - May). It is located approximately 8.3 km from the Little Elbow Campground on the east half of the Elbow Loop. There are fire pits (firewood provided), hitching rails, pit/vault toilets, and secure food storage containers.

This trail is 8.3km one way with 811 meters of elevation gain and is rated moderate. 

Camping

Jun 1 - Nov 30
Site Type Campsites Rate / Person / Night Water Source
Designated Backcountry 7 $12 River

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Camping Notes

Equestrian

Equestrian use permitted.

Updated: May 26, 2020