Elk Horn Creek Recreation Area

Camping at Elk Horn Creek Recreation Area
Camping at Elk Horn Creek Recreation Area

The Elkhorn Creek Recreation Area is a multiple use area, and is the ideal setting for a family on an outing, or for a person looking for solitude. With it's groomed trails and unique wildlife, the adventures are never ending. The upper picnic area contains what is believed to be the original site of the pioneer village of Elk Horn. Many building foundation blocks remain to mark the site. Petersen Preserve is roughly 32 acres and also part of the park - it has many grass walking trails. No firearms are allowed in either area but archery hunting is allowed.
Onsite features include: 
-7 electrical sites with 30amp electrical hookups, grass pads.
-several tent camping sites available as well.
-Picnic sites with grills, rural water and sanitary facilities, (pit and flush toilets). The sanitary facilities in the camping area are ADA accessible.
-One picnic shelter.
-Hiking trails.
-Two areas with playground equipment
Camping rates:
 -$16.00 for electric sites
 -$14.00 for non-electric/tent sites 


532 Yellowwood Road
Elk Horn, IA  51531

Operating Hours & Seasons

Open for camping April 15th thru October 15th