Big Elbow Provincial Recreation Area

Alberta Parks

Big Elbow Backcountry Campground

Information: 1-877-537-2757
Lat: 50.723768 Long: -114.859643
Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open, starting June 1 at 50% capacity. Second RV units will not be permitted on campsites. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed.

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