Elk River Recreation District has seven campgrounds (or parks) scattered around Elk Creek Reservoir. There are a total of 64 camping sites among the parks. Elk Creek Reservoir is situated among rolling hills covered with a dense pine forest. There is heavy underbrush growth. I absolutely loved this area and have every intention of returning to explore it more.
Campsites: Jarvey Park has 6 camping sites, CT Park 4 camping sites, RD Merrill 15 RV campsites, Spur Road 17 camping sites, Moose Cove 11, The Point has 6 campsites and Lakeside 5 more. Each has a picnic table and fire ring. Driveways vary greatly from park to park. They are all gravel but some are long and some are short. A few sites are separate from the rest.
Water: There is drinking water available throughout the Elk River Recreation District Campgrounds.
Garbage Services: Yes, there is garbage services available.
Restroom: Each park has at least one outhouse and some have two. All are vault outhouse style.
Handicap Accessible: Some areas are handicap accessible and others are not.
Pets: On a leash only. Not allowed in Gazebo Park.
Fishing: Rainbow trout are regularly stocked in Elk Creek Reservoir and there are other streams nearby.
Boating: Boats are allowed but are limited to electric motors only.
Wildlife: We didn't see any, however this is called ELK Creek Reservoir, so one could see an elk or two. Deer are abundant and one should take bear precautions.
Fee Schedule: The daily fee is $10.00 plus $3.00 for an extra vehicle. This price is the same for all locations except for the few sites where water is not readily available, which are $8.00.
Campground Reservations: For reservations and more info about any of the campsites in the Elk River Recreation District, call the camp host at 208-826-3584 or go to elkriverrecreation.com.
Phone service: No pay phone at the reservoir, however Elk River, Idaho, is less than a mile away. No cell reception.
Nearby Services: Gas, ice and most other services will be available in Elk River just a mile away.
RV Dumping Site: No RV dumping station.
Location/Driving instructions: Elk Creek Reservoir is less than one mile east of Elk River. Elk River is 52 miles east of Moscow, Idaho, on Highway 8.
Reviewed: June 2010
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.