Other campground information
...to make your stay at Elk Island Retreat even more enjoyable.
Located near the entrance of the campground is a shower and laundry facility. The showers and laundry machines are coin-operated. (Showers: $1 - five minutes) (Laundry machines - $2 each - loonies only)
A washroom/changeroom facility is located in the valley where the trapper cabins are located. All outhouses have lino flooring and are equipped with hand sanitizer dispensers.
Picnic shelters are provided near the tipis and cabins for cooking purposes and for protection against unfavourable weather conditions. Under the shelter you'll find a barbeque and picnic tables.
*Note: The use of barbeques are for Tipi and Cabin rentals and Day Use bookings only.
Nature trails meander through the wooded valley and are a delight to bird watchers and nature enthusiasts alike.
There is a volleyball net in the clearing just east of the RV sites. This area may also be used for games, team work-outs, or just tossing a frisbee or football.
There are also two sets of horseshoe pits in the upper area, near the upper tipi. Horseshoes are available for use at the office.
We are not equipped with a playground for children. Nature is your playground. Please respect the nature here by not breaking branches, picking wild flowers, or damaging any other flora or fauna.
There is a grassy open area near to where the volleyball net is where you can toss a frisbee, or play games or soccer.
We want our visitors to enjoy the nature and quiet here at Elk Island Retreat. Therefore, partying or offensive behavior is not allowed. After 11:00 pm no music or noise is allowed. At all times music or noise should not be at a level that disturbs the quiet for other campers.
Our friendly camp dog, Kobi, may greet you on arrival or elsewhere on site. Kobi is our property protector against coyotes and other unwelcome predators.
Pets welcome on a leash in the RV area, but no more than 20 lbs. They are not allowed in the Tipi / Cabin / Tenting areas so that our visitors may enjoy the peace and quiet offered here.
There are a number of golf courses in the area. The closest one is at Elk Island National park. (See Actvities - Off Site for list of Golf courses)
For your shopping needs and other amenites, Bruderheim is 10 minutes north of Elk Island Retreat and the City of Fort Saskatchewan is only 20 minutes west. If you can't find what you need there, Sherwood Park and Edmonton are approximately 35 minutes away and are sure to have what you're looking for.