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Cottonwood Forest Camp

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Cottonwood Forest Camp is situated along Cottonwood Creek 2 miles from Cottonwood Ranger Station. We had a hard time finding this campground and actually had to stop and ask someone for directions at Irish Point. It is a mile or so past Irish Point and the road turns off to the left. The only marking was a mailbox marked "Cottonwood Station". After traveling almost 2 miles on this road, there was another unmarked turn that we missed the first time around. The sign says "Trailer Traffic not Advised". The area itself is pretty, and the 3 sites in this campground are nice, but here is a little warning: it is the perfect party haven. We were kept up until 3 a.m. with loud music.

Campsites: There are 3 sites that include tables, fire pits and barbecue grills. Trailers are not advised at this campground.

Water: There is no drinking water at Cottonwood Campground.

Garbage Services: No

Electricity Available: No

Restroom: There is a nice newer vault style outhouse at this campground.

Handicap Accessible: Only the outhouse

Firewood: No

Pets: Pets should be on a leash, however that was not the case when we were there.

Picnic Area: No

Recreation: Fishing in the area, hunting and four wheeling. It was well off the road.

Fishing: There is fishing in Cottonwood creek but there is a lot brush to deal with. There is also fishing at Arrowrock Reservoir 2 miles.

Boating: There is no boat access at this campground.

Swimming: This creek is too large for children to play in early in the season.

Wildlife: There are deer and elk in the area.

Fee Schedule: This is a no fee campground.

Campground Reservations: First come first serve.

Phone service: No phone service and no cell reception.

Nearby Services: Spring Shores Marina is 16 miles SW towards Hwy 21 and they have ice, drinks and a mini-mart.

RV Dumping Site: No

Location/Driving instructions: On Road 268 it is 14.5 mi from Hwy 21. The Cottonwood Creek Rd. is a sharp left and the only marking is a mailbox that says, "Cottonwood Station". Turn at the first left about 1.7 miles which leads to Cottonwood Forest Camp.

Coordinates: 43.634006,-115.824736

Elevation: 3260 Feet

Reviewed: May 2010

This information is accurate as of the date of the review.

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