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 from Afton, Wyoming. North Fork Creek runs near this site where pines and aspens offer limited shade and summer wildflowers are abundant. The lake offers great boating for smaller craft (there is no ramp available) and fishing for brook and cutthroat trout. Numerous trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ATVs begin within the site.
This campground offers 18 campsites total including 6 with hitching rails for horses adjacent to three small pipe-rail horse corrals, and 3 walk-in sites for tent campers. These are single-family campsites which are available on a first come, first served basis. Potable water is available as well as vault toilets.
At a Glance
No fee charged-no services provided during the off-season.
Directions: 7 miles south of Afton on Hwy 89, turn east and drive narrow Forest Rd. 10205 7 miles to campground.