The Elkhorn Crossing Recreation Area is among the three canoe access parks on the Elkhorn River in Douglas County. It also has river crossing facilities. The park is open from April 1 through November 1. The park has the following amenities:
- Handicap facilities
- Picnic shelter
- Wildlife viewing
- Tent camping
- RV Camping
Elkhorn Crossing Recreation Area Reviews & Ratings
An excellent spot to camp for seven days. Official online website states that it's free to camp for seven days straight, take five days off, and then be able to camp again for seven days again... For free. I got there and MOST of the Elkhorn Crossimg Recreational area was secured by gate and padlock with a "NO TRESPASSING" notification which was applicable to the majority, but not all, of camp sites. Now in addition to this, upon arrival i noticed that i had to either walk around the gate and through a ditch or climb over/through said "NO TRESPASSING" gate to get information about this site. Information to inform me that it WOULD cost $10 per day and only at the few sites to select from. ONLY TWO of which i was able to park my vehicle at... It's complicated... I guess you either have to possess good luck or just be desperate to camp somewhere. Oh , I almost forgot to mention that if you camp at one of the sites that you are unable to park a vehicle at you have to park in the parking lot with signage stating all vehicles will be towed after 10 p.m. no exceptions... reader beware, camp at your own risk.
So, the wife and i went to check it out. I told her, it is quite a bit better now than when I used to go there years ago. It's small but nothing wrong with that.
Very windy first day; then next day comes the blood-fueled bugs.. good place to go fishing but bring a water filter if your going to use the hand crank water pump.. trust me you'll need it.. bathrooms are clean though use only when you have a good breeze outside..
Great place for floating and the camping is free. What's not to love? Running drinking water would be nice, but you can always get a spot for your tent.
Flood did alot damage. Going take time