Cottonwood Campground

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

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FS-100 Alder, MT 59710 406-682-4253 406-683-3900 Official Website

GPS: 44.974, -111.977

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Overview of Cottonwood Campground

Some campsites can accommodate RVs and trailers up to 28 ft. max in length.

This is bear country! Please follow bear safety and food storage requirements.

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
Learn more: Boondocking 101.

Number of Sites 10

Elevation 6,299 ft / 1,919 m

Max Stay 16

Max Length 28 ft

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84 reviews
“you'd be better off boondocking down the road a few miles further”

Reviewed 5/26/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 0
Overall Rating

Very little maintenance in this campground. The pit toilets have been used for target practice and most have broken windows and broken locks. Most of the picnic tables are rotten and I wouldn't dare sit on any of them for fear of it breaking under the weight of my body. Fire rings are available - if you can find them amongst the 3' tall buffalo grass that dominates the area. And the horse flies, mosquitos and wasps will drive you crazy.
There are plenty of boondocking sites along the road leading to camp and past the camp that would be much better options.
Be careful in the spring/fall if you're towing as the road can be quite muddy past this point.

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