You DO NOT need to have a PayPal account to use this system, when you get to the how you will pay section the only selection is paypal, when you go to the next screen it will ask you if you have a paypal account or if you want to pay without setting up an account. You are able to pay with your Credit or Debit Card and Reservations can be made simply by clicking on the link below and following the instructions... If you need assistance please email us 

season is normally may to nov any year... however if you can camp, you must pay.......

Drop In Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis - those who have prepaid Reservations have priority over Drop Ins            

 You can click on the campsites page to check out all of our site and use the links from that page or If you already know what you want you can Click the link below to make your reservations --

Our new office is located at 35133 Dent Bridge Road

Just in front of Whispering Pines RV Park and across from the old mill burner just out of Elk River heading towards Orofino -

Drop in Campers Check in Here -

There is a Drop box for your convenience as well as the camp host will be making rounds to collect

2015 camp rates are $15.00 + tax per night, per site, per camping vessel

if you can fit two or more campers in one site it is still $15.00 each.......

Elk River is known for Year-round - "Family Fun in the BackCountry".....

  • Elk River is the trailhead to Hundreds of miles of trails for hiking,cross country skiing, snowmobiling, atv-ing, mushroom & huckleberry picking, hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing, resting & relaxing. 
  • Step Back in Time as you take in the most breathtaking views of the area. 
  • We have many free natural attractions and outdoor recreation opportunities to entertain you, your family and friends
  • Visit Elk Creek Falls, The Giant Cedar Tree, Morris Cedar Grove, Elk River BackCountry Byway, and many community events.
  • Fly - in on Elk River's Airstrip and spend the night.
  • Our other local business' can accommodate your needs for food, fuel & spirits!

We look forward to seeing you in Elk River!!!!


Elk River Area Attractions

  • The Giant Cedar Tree
  • Elk Creek Falls
  • Morris Cedar Grove
  • Elk River BackCountry Byway
  • City Park
  • Gazebo Park
  • Elk Creek Reservoir
  • Grandad Bridge
  • Dent Bridge
  • Airstrip
  • Click on our Upcoming events link in the left column or you can visit for all local event listings

General Camp Rules

  •  These rates are for a "family" setting. Which would be one camper and perhaps a tent for the kids..
  • We keep our rates low to accommodate a family setting.. If you wish to add more campers, tents, etc... we can accommodate this, however, you may not put, for example, four couples, families, etc on one site for the low rate, even if there is enough you will be charged for any additional rigs,campers, tents. The Camp Hosts will collect these fees when they do their rounds.
  • One camper Or One tent are allowed in each site ( kids tent will be at the discretion of the camp hosts. Additional campers or tents will be charged an additional $15 per night per site. 
  •  If you are wanting to book several sites in one area, you will have to book them individually. (click on each site) and check out.
  • Reservation Policy: Please book online reservations at least 5 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancelation Policy: Cancelations must be made more than 14 days prior to the reservation date for a full refund. Any cancelations made inside the 14 days are subject to no refund, at our discretion.
  • We are improving and updating many of the sites that can accommodate larger groups... there will be fire rings and tables for all additional sites.
  • Senior Pass Card --- We do not honor these cards any longer, We never should have been accepting them... We are not nor never have been a state or federally funded campground. 
  • Prepaid reservations made 5 days prior to arrival, have guarantee that this site is available to them, Drop ins are on a first come first serve basis, and may be asked to move if they have set up camp in a "reserved" site. Reservation signs are posted from 3 - 7 days prior to reservation arrival dates.
  • All Pets must be kept on a leash and clean up after your pets.
  • Speed Limit is 5 MPH through the campgrounds. All motorized vehicles must be parked by 10 PM.
  • No livestock allowed in campground or parks
  • Moor all boats at least 50 feet from dock areas.
  •  Extinguish your fire before leaving and PACK OUT all your garbage.
  • PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT If you leave garbage on your site after your departure, you will be charged for clean up.
  • Your children are your responsibility
  • Law enforcement will be called in after two warnings.
  • Quiet Time is 10 pm to 7 am. 
  •  Check out time is 2 PM
  • Check in time is 4 pm

Elk River Recreation District
PO Box 82
Elk River, Idaho


"Family Fun in the BackCountry"

Saturday Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2014

Registration 9am - 11am Events begin at 12 Noon

   ​All Ages - ATV's, UTV's, Motorbikes

Shoes must be worn for ALL EVENTS (no flip flops or sandals)

Helmet's required for ALL motorized events

$10.00 per person per Class/Division Entered -

You can enter as many class/divisions you qualify for - you may bracket up but not down (eg 9 yr old can enter Pee Wee, Teen, Jr, but a 20 yr old cannot enter teen, peewee) and (2wd can enter in 4wd, but 4wd cannot enter 2wd)

50% Payback to the 1st place winner in each class/division

NEW EVENT THIS YEAR - TUFF MUDDER - it is an on foot obstacle course

Also will have "grudge match" sign ups at registration for the mud bog - anyone can challenge anyone in any age division and/or class

5 different age groups this year for the mud bog, dash for cash and tuff mudder

Pee Wee - 9 yrs and under

Teen - 10 - 15 yrs

​Junior - 16-21 yrs

Adult - 22-35 yrs

Veteran - 36-49

Senior - 50 yrs and older

Bucket Fill brackets available will be as follows:

2 adults, 2 teens, 1 adult and 1 child  - age break down will be determined at registration