Elks Flat Campground is a public campground located by the South Fork Boise River in the Boise National Forest. The Elks Flat Campground sits on a flat, grassy meadow by the river, surrounded by pines and cottonwoods that provide most of the campsites with a decent amount of shade and privacy. The dog-friendly campground is made up of 36 single-family and double sites that cost $10 to $15 per night, as well as two spacious group sites that are $100 per night. All of the sites are equipped with their own picnic tables and covered pavilions. Although the driveways are gravel, the sites have cement pads and are level. If you need to restock on supplies or just want to venture outside the campground, you're just five miles away from the town of Pine, which features grocery stores and restaurants.
The campground features three outhouses with vault toilets and a water pump with drinking water. Tent and RV camping are available here -- sites can accommodate RVs up to 50 feet. Though there are garbage services, no electricity hookups are provided. Make sure to store your food properly and use the appropriate trash receptacles since there is lots of wildlife in the area, from deer and squirrels to wolves and bears. It is also one of the reasons dogs need to remain leashed and supervised at all times. Please pack plenty of dog waste bags and clean up after your pooch during your stay.
Since the Boise River runs by the campground, it offers patrons easy access to fishing, kayaking, and rafting opportunities. For those who enjoy hiking, there are several easy trails nearby, which include the 4.5-mile Green Creek Trail and the Cross Cut Trail, which is open to hiking, biking, and horse riding. Other attractions include the Paradise Hot Springs, just two miles away from the campground, the Baumgartner Hot Springs, Kelly Creek Flats Recreation Area, and the Anderson Ranch Reservoir.