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Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground - Hiking

Alberta North, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground?

The Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground is a secluded and picturesque spot located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. The campground is situated on the shores of Elbow Lake, surrounded by towering peaks and pristine forests. Visitors can enjoy swimming, fishing, and canoeing in the lake, or hiking and wildlife viewing in the surrounding area. There are several well-maintained campsites available, each with a fire ring and picnic table. Vault toilets and potable water are available on-site, but there is no electricity or other amenities. The Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground is a perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy nature at its finest.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-115.00925
50.637444

What are the coordinates and address of Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground?

Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground
Alberta T0L 2A0, Canada

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Starting Point

The Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground is located in the Kananaskis Country region of Alberta. To get to the start of the trails at the campground, take Highway 40 south from Calgary and turn left onto the Elbow Lake Forest Service Road. The campground is located about 9 km down this road.

Why visit Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground

The Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground is a great place to visit because it offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy. The campground is located in a beautiful setting, and it is the perfect place to enjoy nature. Visitors can go hiking, fishing, and canoeing in the area, and there are also opportunities for wildlife viewing. The campground is also a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery.

Is Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on the individual family's needs and preferences. Some families might find Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground to be a great place to spend time together, while others might find it to be too remote or lacking in certain amenities.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground in Alberta are hiking, fishing, and camping.

1. Hiking - There are plenty of hiking trails near Elbow Lake Backcountry Campground, offering beautiful views of the surrounding area.

2. Fishing - The lake is a great spot for fishing, with plenty of trout and other fish to be caught.

3. Boating - Rent a boat and explore the lake by water.

4. Wildlife watching - The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, elk, and bears, so keep your eyes peeled while hiking or driving around.

5. Camping - Pitch a tent at the campground and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.

Where to eat?

1. The Blue Chair - A hidden cafe in the heart of Edmonton's arts district. They serve up fresh, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items with a focus on healthy, sustainable and local ingredients.

2. The Local Omnivore - A small, family-owned restaurant in the heart of Calgary's Beltline district. They specialize in seasonally-inspired, locally sourced cuisine and have a rotating menu of craft cocktails, wine and beer.

3. Pigeonhole - A hipster cafe in the Kensington area of Calgary that serves up fresh, made-to-order breakfast and lunch items with a focus on healthy, sustainable and local ingredients.

4. The Nash - A trendy gastropub in the heart of Calgary's Inglewood district. They specialize in elevated pub fare with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients.

5. Model Milk - A contemporary restaurant located in the historic Dairy Block building in Calgary's downtown core. They serve up modern Canadian cuisine with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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