Our Story

The 60 acre parcel of land on which Elk Island Retreat is located, has been our home since 1981. Incorporated in 1995, we slowly built Elk Island Retreat to what it is today with the help of our four sons. We started out with a few seasonal unserviced sites and then in 2000 erected our first tipis. Soon after that we built the 2 trapper cabins and then put in the first 18 full service RV sites. In May of 2009 we opened the second RV park with another 18 full service sites. Building the campground from the ground up really has been a labor of love. We take pride in what we do and we hope it is obvious to our guests. Over the years we have hosted many Girl Guide and Boy Scout groups, church groups, family reunions, and a few weddings. In addition to the many groups Elk Island Retreat has hosted we have been pleased to have local visitors stay with us as well as guests from all over the world. Many of our guests have commented on the peacefulness and cleanliness they have experienced during their stay. We feel blessed to have been allowed to enjoy this gem of natural beauty and we wish to share it with our visitors. We trust you will find a "feel at home" atmosphere here.

Two production companies have used this site for their filming location. A movie called "Alone" was filmed here and a biography on the life of Chief Big Bear.

We invite you to come and visit us and trust that your experience too, will be a memorable one.

Rick and Pat