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Big Elk

Palisades Townsite, Idaho
4 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Overview

Big Elk Campground is situated along Big Elk Creek on a quiet arm of the beautiful Palisades Reservoir, just 55 miles east of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Visitors enjoy boating, fishing and exploring the scenic Big Elk Creek Trail.

Recreation

Big Elk Creek has great fishing for cutthroat…

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Location

Big Elk is located in Idaho

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Idaho Falls, Idaho, travel approximately 56 miles on Highway 26 to Palisades Dam. Once at the dam, continue 6 miles east on Highway 26, then turn left onto Forest Road 262 (Big Elk Creek Road) and travel 2 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

43.32250017 N
111.11611128 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Hike-In
    Backcountry sites.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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4 Reviews

Brian G.
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2020

Good campground

No hookups but water faucets all over the camo. Very clean restrooms. Bear boxes at each site. The price is good, $26 for single sites. Most can accommodate RVs easily. The "lake"/reservoir is a very short distance away and when the water is low, late in season plenty of parking on shoreline. Jet…

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Reviewed Sep. 16, 2019

Great location

Big Elk Campground in Irwin, Idaho is a great location for anyone looking for seclusion, while still being close enough to a town if you forgot any supplies. The camp host was very friendly, and the camp sites were clean and well maintained.

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Month of VisitJuly
Sam S.
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2018

Hiking Big Elk.

Can be very busy in summer months.

  • Hiking Big Elk creek
  • Kokanee salmon run
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Month of VisitSeptember

Location

Big Elk is located in Idaho

Detail location of campground

Directions

From Idaho Falls, Idaho, travel approximately 56 miles on Highway 26 to Palisades Dam. Once at the dam, continue 6 miles east on Highway 26, then turn left onto Forest Road 262 (Big Elk Creek Road) and travel 2 miles to the campground.

Coordinates

43.32250017 N
111.11611128 W

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