Overview of Cottonwood Campground
Last Price Paid: $6
Reported by Jaber on 8/24/2020
Longest RV Reported: 42 feet (Fifth Wheel)
Reported by Jaber on 8/24/2020
Number of Sites 18
Open Seasonally June - Oct.
Elevation 7,709 ft / 2,349 m
Tent Camping Yes
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ok this place is awesome!! Such a surprise!
Visited: August 22, 2020
RV size: 38ft (and we travel with another 5th wheel that is 40ft)
Super secluded place, waayyyyyy off the beaten path! You would never know this is here. It's in the mountains, with greenery and trees and streams... Which to us looked perfect for Bears. We didn't spot one but just saying.
RVs over 30ft: be warned, this is NOT exactly a large recreational vehicle friendly campground. Did we do it with a 38ft travel trailer? Yes, but it wasn't fun. It was a little easier with the 5th wheel because they have a better turn radius than we do. BUT you still have to drive further into the campground (past the cattle gaurd) till it reaches a "Y" in the road where you can turn around to get back out the campground. As far as we could see it was one way in, one way out.
We were both able to fit in spots 2 & 3 (bathroom right next to it) which is as soon as you come down the hill on the right side. We just pulled one in front of the other, pulling in as tight as we could to the edge and even had room for our slides to be out.
I would say spots 10 & 11 are the best spots and could even fit over 30ft RVs, but these were taken when we were there.
There's about 18 sites and almost 1/2 were taken. We did speak to a ranger there who said he would check on us later which he did and he was also super helpful. So that made us feel safe. He also told us that at the top of the mountain is where a lot of RVers our size like to go and park because there's plenty of space and the view is cool. Just keep going straight (keep left of the "Cottonwood" sign) up to the top.
We would definitely stay here again but maybe at the top instead of in the campground just because of our trailer size.
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Jaber would stay here again
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Cost: $6 - pay at self serve station
Directions: no address. We had no problem just typed in "Cottonwood campground, wy" into Google maps. But you could use the gps coordinates too:
There is vaulted bathrooms, trashbins, picnic tables and fire rings (statewide fire ban for our time there). The closest diesel gas station is "3 forks" in muddy gap, but no water to fill tank, you can buy water jugs there.
Gravel road for 11miles is slow going but no potholes! There is signage though starting from the main turn, off of Highway 789.
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- dry camping
- recreation trail
- fire ring
- picnic table
- restrooms: vault
- water available
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