Cottonwood Lake Campground

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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 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

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

From the Town of Afton, Wyoming, head South on US Highway 89 (South Washington Street) for approximately 8 miles making a 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: 14.16 miles, 21 minutes

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

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