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Big Elk Campground Caribou-Targhee National Forest Idaho

Big Elk Overview

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Big Elk Campground has 17 single family campsites and is located above Big Elk Creek on an arm of the Palisades Reservoir. Three group campsites are also available.

Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs. Each site also has a table, food storage locker, fire ring and grate.  Roads and parking spurs are gravel.Campground amenities include drinking water and vault toilets. Firewood is also available for sale from the camp host.

Big Elk – Area Recreation

Outdoor recreation in the area includes fishing, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, ATVing, picnicking and wildlife viewing. Palisades Reservoir also offers a variety of water sports including water skiing, swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking and swimming. A boat ramp is also located next to the campground.

You may also like Alpine North Loop, Blowout Campground or Riverside Park Campground.

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  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Ramp
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Equestrian trail
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Food Storage Locker
  • Golden Age & Access Passports accepted
  • Grills
  • Group Camping
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Vault Toilets)
  • ATV
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Nature Trails
  • OHVing
  • OTV Trails/Riding
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Wind Surfing
Targhee Trail
Victor, Idaho 83455
(208) 270-0150 OR 541-351-1182
Lat / Long:

43.3225, -111.1161111

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Best Campsites

2, 3, 9, 14, 16

Campsite Types
  • Group
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer

Late May – Mid September



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Big Elk Photos

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Big Elk Creek Group Site
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Big Elk Creek View

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