Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Big Elbow Backcountry Campground

Information: 1-877-537-2757
Lat: 50.723768 Long: -114.859643
A Kananaskis Conservation Pass is required to park your vehicle in Kananaskis and the Bow Valley.

This equestrian back country campground is found in Don Getty Wildland Provincial Park. 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

Sites Rate / Person / Night Water Source Camping Season Current Status
10 $12 River May 15 - Nov 30 Book It
Currently Booking to
May 26, 2024
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Equestrian

Equestrian use permitted.

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Updated: Feb 21, 2024