Cottonwood Lake Campground


North Fork Creek near Cottonwood Campground

The Cottonwood Lake Campground is located next to Cottonwood Lake in the Salt River Mountains at an elevation of 7,000 feet, approximately 13 miles southeast of Afton, Wyoming. North Fork Creek runs near this site where pines and aspens offer partial shade. The lake offers great boating for smaller craft (there is no ramp available) and fishing for brook and cutthroat trout. Trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATVs begin within the site.

This campground offers 18 campsites total. On the west loop, 6 sites have hitching rails for horses, and three small pipe-rail horse corrals are provided. Water must be carried to corrals. On the east loop, ATVs are allowed because a trail allowing motorized use takes off from the back of the loop, and 3 walk-in sites are also available for tent campers. Except for site 13, these sites are all single-family campsites which are available on a first come, first served basis. Site 13 is a reservable group tenting site-see  Potable water is available in the east loop, as well as vault toilets.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: There are no services available. No Services, No Fees charged.
Reservations: There are no reservations needed for this campground, all of the Bridger-Teton campgrounds are on a "First come, first served basis.
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Afton
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information


Cottonwood Lake Campground

Starting from the center of the Town of Afton, Wyoming, head South on US Highway 89 (South Washington Street) for approximately 8 miles, then make left turn on Cottonwood Creek Road (County Road 153). The Cottonwood Creek Road then turns into Forest Service Road 10208 for about 6 miles where you will see signage for Cottonwood Lake Campground on the left.

  • Travel details from the Town of Afton: 14 miles, 21 minutes (approximate estimates)

Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM): Forest Service Road Maps and Publications

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