Ownership / Membership


Elk Creek Ranch is a private club of only 67 members, making it one of the most exclusive fly fishing communities in North America. The Owners at Elk Creek Ranch understand one thing first and foremost: that magical places with outdoor and wildlife features like Elk Creek Ranch are a scarce and declining resource in America. The ability to access 20+ miles of private fishing water, and have a place where kids and grandkids are safe to run free, are becoming hard to find and even harder to preserve. The fishing and hunting resource owned and controlled by Elk Creek Ranch is unequalled and the commitment to habitat protection and conscientious stewardship is resolute.

Owners are buying home sites and building cabins at Elk Creek Ranch so that multi-generations can gather, spend time together, recreate together, and come away with lasting memories.

Membership at Elk Creek Ranch requires ownership of one of the 67 home sites that comprise the Elk Creek Ranch Homeowners Association.

In addition to unparalleled fishing, member/owners have access to Elk Creek Ranch'sworld class lodge for recreation and relaxation. Membership entitles you to take in the culinary excellence of our executive chef throughout the day - making your dining experience as special as the rest of your stay here. If you choose not to build a cabin on your home site, your membership also entitles you to bring your family and friends and stay in one of 6 beautiful log cabins with a total of 11 suites that offer exquisite waterfront, overnight accommodations. Just bring your clothes, gear and a tooth brush, Elk Creek Ranch can handle the rest.

The members own the 2,850 deeded acres of Elk Creek Ranch in common, and each member owns their individual home site fee simple. The Home Owners Association oversees management of the amenities and resource, and an annual member assessment covers theses costs.

The HOA also manages a perpetual hunting and fishing easement on the 4,200 acre K/K Ranch just downstream on the White River, and a sixty year fishing lease on the 4,800 acre YZ Ranch just up river. In combination, these ranches offer over twenty miles of diverse fly-fishing habitat on the White River and along Elk Creek. Whether it is the big and spectacular main stem of the White River, the slow-moving "stillwater" of the upper South Fork, or the intimate and technical Elk Creek itself, the magnitude and quality of the fishing resource are unparalleled.

Membership at Elk Creek Ranch is about family traditions, building memories and creating a legacy for generations to come...and catching big trout.