Flat campground is located in the
Rocky Mountains Kananaskis country,
49kms west of
15.5kms west of Bragg Creek. Kananaskis Country.
The campground has 54 well treed
available on a first come first
serve basis. 7 of these are very nice walk in
tent sites that are located along
the Elbow River. This
campground fills fast on weekends
due to it's close proximity to the
city of Calgary. There
is an interpretive trail, dry toilets, fire pits, picnic tables and water. Dry firewood is available here
for a fee. Night
skies here rate #3 on the
official web site for fee's, opening
and closing dates.
You are in bear country.
There are several easy to moderate hikes. Beaver Flat
interpretive trail next to the campground is a short walk along the local beaver ponds and dams.
Ridge is a short and easy
2 hour hike that offers a classic
transitional view of prairies to
mountains with the city of Calgary
just visible on the eastern horizon.
Forget Me Not
Ridge are also easy to
moderate 3.5 hour hikes.
starting at the west end of the
Little Elbow campground offers
exceptional views of Mount Glasgow
and Mount Romulus, allow 3 hours
return. You can also bring a
mountain bike and ride it around the
offers beautiful views of Mount
Glasgow, Mount Cornwall, Outlaw and
Banded Peaks, Mount Romulus and
Mount Tombstone. Allow 6 to 8 hours
to complete the
on bike. There are also nice easy
walks on groomed trails along the
Elbow River. There is a lot to explore
Pond day use picnic area
located a few km's
is a short get away from Calgary and makes for a nice days outing.
Several picnic tables can be found
here and the pond is stocked with
Rainbow Trout. You'll need a
to try out your luck.
is also located a few
east of here.