Cottonwood Campground

Dept. Natural Resources

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H-4060
Forks, WA 98331
360-374-2800

GPS: 47.779, -124.293

Last Price Paid: $0
Number of Sites: 10
Elevation: 128 ft

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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7 people have reviewed this location.

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1bars
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3bars
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1bars
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Bolzette
Lawrence, KS
16 Jayco Swift
2017 4 Runner Toyota
13 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
“Scary & Nice”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2018

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Met a super nice couple that offered their place to stay in Bow, Wa if ever we get there. Spacious camp ground and pit toilets were clean. A tree fell on a car the morning after we arrived. There was a yellow bus parked back by the river and played music all night. We were approached by a female that wanted to use our cell phone and wa... more

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1 review
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 5

squaremiles would stay here again

“Amazed!!”

Reviewed May 27, 2018

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This site will be hard to beat. More than enough room for a 23’ Airstream (or larger) if you don’t mind backing in. Fire pits at each site. Bathrooms were what you’d expect at a DNR site. No additional nightly fee, just the standard DNR pass which is 10/day or 30/year. The sign shows boat launch but you best have a lifted 4x4 to get th... more

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Margot Bai
Toronto, ON, Canada
17 Taylor Coach Nik Nat
2012 Honda Odyssey
104 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 8

Margot Bai would stay here again

“Rainforest setting with huge mature trees dripping with moss on the Olympic peninsula”

Reviewed Nov 10, 2017

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Another "free" camp with your Washington Discover Pass ($30 annual if you buy from an automated pay station, otherwise $35). About 10 sites total well spaced in a jaw-droppingly beautiful rainforest with huge mature trees draped with moss. You will have to travel a couple miles of gravel road with some hills and bends to get there aft... more

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Az Desert Rat
Mesa, AZ
35 Northwood Mfg Arctic Fox 29-5K 5th wheel
2017 Ford F-350
4 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 2

Az Desert Rat would stay here again

“Only 3.3 miles from busy Hwy 101”

Reviewed Aug 12, 2017

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This is our second stay at one of these DNR campgrounds (the other was Sherry Creek in northeastern Washington). Compared to the campground zoos at Mora, Hoh, Kalaloch, and South Beach this place is AWESOME. We drove in here with our 13' 6" tall 5th wheel and earned some rainforest branch pin striping, but the effort was rewarded with ... more

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boondockinglife
Vashon, WA
Dodge Ram 3500
1999 Lance 1010
14 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2

boondockinglife would stay here again

“Good for fishing”

Reviewed Sep 28, 2016

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Wooded DNR campground serves as a good access point for fishing the lower Hoh River or as a base camp for your entry into Olympic National Park. Sites along the Southern edge of the campground offer more privacy than those on the loop and better opportunities to get a few hours of solar. Takes about 5 minutes to walk out to the Hoh... more

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zo.roy
TX
30 Grand Design Reflection
2013 Ford F250
7 reviews
Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 5

zo.roy would stay here again

“Great alternative to South Beach craziness ”

Reviewed Aug 24, 2016

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Our first intention was to stay at South Beach however on arrival we were amazed firstly at how many people there was, how long some of them looked to have been there, and finally the untidiness of the campsite in general. We quickly decided this wasn't for us and moved on. While Kalaloch is a much nicer alternative to South Beach, ... more

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John & BJ
Mesa, AZ
19 Scamp
2017 Ram 1500
120 reviews
Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
“Drive Through Review”

Reviewed Jun 03, 2016

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Cottonwood is another DNR campground. The main road in is primarily asphalt with some gravel sections. The last mile is single lane gravel, all of which was recently graded. Most of the sites at this campground are widely dispersed. At least two of the sites have "No Turn-Around" signs at their driveways. These sites could be the best ... more

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