Cottonwood Campground


Cottonwood Campground


Cottonwood Creek Campground has 3 campsites.

There is a trailhead north of the campground that follows Cottonwood Creek north to Bald Mountain Lookout.

The Campground is the closest Forest Service campsite to Arrowrock Reservoir, one of the premier fishing destinations in southwest Idaho.

There is plenty of good fishing in the Middle Fork Boise River with rainbow and cutthroat trout and whitefish.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: April - October
Reservations: No reservations are necessary.  It is a first come, first serve area.
Fees This is not a fee campground.
Permit Info: 3 sites / No fees.
Closest Towns: Boise, Idaho
Water: Not for Drinking
Restroom: Vault
Information Center: Facilities:  There are campfire rings, picnic tables and a vault toilet.

General Information


From Boise, Idaho travel State Highway 21 north to the turnoff of the Arrowrock Reservoir.  Travel along FS 268 road east past the Arrowrock Dam approximately 16 miles to the Cottonwood Campground.  The FS 268 road is very narrow and may be rough. Use caution when driving to your site.

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Fire Danger Level: Low
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