Cottonwood Campground

Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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CR-549
Chinle, AZ 86503
928-674-5500
928-674-2106
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GPS: 36.1488, -109.5397

Last Price Paid: $14
Number of Sites: 93
Pad Type: asphalt
Elevation: 5531 ft
Max Length: 40 ft
Tent Camping: Yes

10 people have reviewed this location.

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1 review
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 4
“Quiet and peaceful”

Reviewed Aug 20, 2018

Overall Rating

We visited the campsite in July. It was very quiet and peaceful with very few other campers. Based on other reviews we picked loop 2, which has the most shade. There were a few dogs roaming around, but they belong to local residents. They were not bothersome. The campground had a nice breeze and we were in the shade all day, so it ... more

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7 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3

LTravels would stay here again

“Great campground to use as a base camp when visiting Canyon de Chelly”

Reviewed Jun 15, 2018

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No fees are charged to enter this National park but a $14 / night in cash is charged to camp. We walked the campground every evening on the paved roads, but if you venture into the grass there are "stickers". Sites range from full shade to full sun. No reservation system, but continual turn over of visitors allowed choice of site!

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Tessa & Toadee

Beaver Contessa
41 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 90

Tessa & Toadee would stay here again

“Located at the entrance to Canyon de Chelly”

Reviewed Apr 26, 2018

Overall Rating

This is a first come, first served basic campground. There are no hookups but there is water available and a dump station. The sites were level and there were lots of choices between shade/no shade/access to DirecTV signal. The great thing about this campground is its proximity to the entrance to Canyon de Chelly. A number of the... more

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2bars
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3 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 5

Tomhenritze would stay here again

“Fine”

Reviewed Nov 26, 2017

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Late November, so only loop 1 was open. Convenient to the monument. Clean site, wonderful tree cover, even this late in the year. However, I won’t be able to use solar... Length limit as stated on the message board is 40’ combined. I was able to sneak my 27’ plus truck in,just barely by driving the loop backwards. If it were semi fu... more

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3bars
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0bars
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Sgmensing
Dubois, WY
34 Cruiser Stryker
2017 Ford F350
27 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2

Sgmensing would stay here again

“Convenient to Canyon de Chelly”

Reviewed Oct 19, 2017

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We enjoyed staying here in mid-October. It wasn't too crowded, so not being able to make reservations wasn't an issue. When you go into the campground and look for a spot, be sure to check the papers on the posts. They hadn't been removed from the day prior to our arrival, so it looked as though there were far fewer spots available tha... more

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Traveling Bendites

Winnebago Vista LX 27N
5 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 49
“Very convenient for visiting Canyon de Chelly”

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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I was hesitant to stay here after reading some of the reviews mentioning stray dogs. There was one small dog who came by our site the first night and he was easily shooed away. The next morning there were 2 dogs wandering the campground but they did not bother us or our 8yr. old lab. One of the dogs had a collar and must have lived nea... more

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Kalamazookim
Livingston, TX
27 Airstream Classic
2012 Dodge RAM 2500
11 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 77

Kalamazookim would stay here again

“As Close As You Can Get to Canyon de Chelly!”

Reviewed May 01, 2016

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This campground is run by the Navajo Nation and is right past the Visitor Center for Canyon de Chelly National Monument. It was chilly and wet when I visited, but I imagine that the shade from the beautiful cottonwood trees that give the campground its name would be very much appreciated in the summer. The sites are paved and level a... more

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4bars
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4bars
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Jane
SD
35 Keystone Montana
2012 Ford F250 Diesel 4WD
32 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 19

Jane would stay here again

“Basic Campground”

Reviewed May 02, 2015

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Why we chose here? There are only two campgrounds in Canyon de Chelly, one near the visitor centre - Cottonwood and another – Spider Rock, a fair way in on the south rim which is horrible. Great for seeing Canyon de Chelly. Location: Drive to Chinle, AZ, then drive east. Coming out from the visitors centre, turn right, then turn rig... more

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Tomp
Maple Plain, MN
28 Airstream International CCD
2005 2005 Chev. Duramax Silverado P/U
216 reviews
Days stayed: 2

Tomp would stay here again

“Looks like a city or Reservation owned C/G, on asphalt tarmack, good location for visiting canyon”

Reviewed Jan 13, 2015

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Arrived mid spring and was fairly busy. C/G looks a little tired, some peddling going on of crafts and always dog packs scavenging for food or pets to harass. Best location for taking tours of Canyon de Chelly. Any of these tours are worth the effort.

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Rosie the Riveted
Jacksonville, FL
28 Airstream Flying Cloud
2013 Toyota Land Cruiser
15 reviews
Nightly rate: $14
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 9
“Dry camping in the winter”

Reviewed Dec 17, 2014

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We camped at Cottonwood in the winter, which had only first loop open. There are lots of cottonwood trees, but the view was less appealing without leaves on trees. We had a view of main road, the neighboring lodges facilities area (with trucks) and residential homes that overlook camp. Because of location of main road, we could hear a... more

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Hookups:
  • dry camping
Site Amenities:
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • group sites
  • restrooms: flush
  • trash
  • water available
Pets:
  • pets

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