Cottonwood Lake Campground


Campground Type
Forest Service / BLM


Campground Details

Open: May-October
Number of Sites: 28

About: Cottonwood Lake campground is a very popular site for campers as well as anglers. Campsites fill up quickly on weekends but weekdays can be less busy and campsites may be much more available. This facility has 24 campsites. The campground is situated on a gently sloping hillside surrounded by young stands of aspen trees.

Water is provided by a solar-powered pump. RV's and camp trailers cannot fill their water tanks from the campground faucets due to the poor recovery of the well. Water tanks should be filled up in Buena Vista prior to visiting the campground.

No showers are available and restrooms are simple vault toilets.

Fees: $15 (2011)

Usage: Medium-Heavy

Water: Yes

Restrooms: Vault Toilets

Restrictions: Max RV length 35 ft. Vehicles must park on the parking pads provided. ATV's are not allowed in the campground unless on trailers.

Directions: To get to Cottonwood Lake, travel north on Highway 24 to the only stoplight in Buena Vista. Turn left at the stoplight and travel west on Main Street. Main Street will leave the city limits of Buena Vista and will continue as County Road 306, also known as the Cottonwood Pass road. Stay on this road for about 6 miles then turn left at County Road 344 and the sign that indicates Cottonwood Lake, 3 miles. This road can be rough so drive slowly.

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