Peter Lougheed Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground

Information: 403-678-0760
Lat: 50.637443 Long: -115.009242

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Cold Water Safety

Visitors be aware, in the mountains the water is cold all year. If you fall into the cold water it will affect you immediately.
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Facility Closed

Closed for the 2022 season due to campground refurbishment.  Scheduled to re-open in 2023.

Construction Closure - Elbow Pass Day Use Area, Little Highwood Pass Day Use Area and Elbow Lake Backcountry CampgroundConstruction Closure - Elbow Pass Day Use Area, Little Highwood Pass Day Use Area and Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground

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 pit/vault toilets, and secure food storage lockers. 

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

Note: 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.

Camping

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

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Updated: Aug 10, 2022