Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground

Information: 403-678-0760
Lat: 50.637443 Long: -115.009242
Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open 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.

Fire Ban

  • Updated: April 17, 2020
  • The ban prohibits ALL open fires, including campfires and charcoal briquettes.
  • Portable propane fire pits and gas or propane stoves and barbeques designed for cooking or heating are allowed.
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Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground is in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, 75 km south of Hwy. 1 on Hwy. 40. The closest access is at Elbow Pass Day Use Area. It is 1.3 km from the trailhead via Elbow Lake Trail. There are around 15 tenting pads in the forest along the emerald green lake. Here there are firepits, pit/vault toilets, and secure food storage lockers. While there are firepits available, firewood is not provided at this site. Please note that it is illegal to remove, deface, injure or destroy trees and using dead wood lying on the ground for firewood is also prohibited.

This trail is 1.3km one way with 125 meters of elevation gain and is rated easy. 

Camping

Closed
Jun 15 - Nov 30
Site Type Campsites Rate / Person / Night Water Source
Designated Backcountry 15 $12 Lake

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Updated: May 12, 2020