Cottonwood Campground


Cottonwood Campground is a relatively remote campground offering a nice relaxing campground.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Toilets
Fees There is no fee ($0.00) for this campground.
Open Season: Late May
Restrictions: Forest-wide stay limit: Camping in an area, campsite, or developed campground is limited to 16 accumulated days within any 30 day period. The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest has a mandatory forest-wide Food Storage Order.  Food Storage Requirements 2014 Food Storage Order
Closest Towns: Sheridan, MT
Alder, Montana
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Madison Ranger District
Phone: (406) 682-4253

General Information


From Sheridan travel South on Highway 287 for about 8 miles.  When you reach Alder, take Ruby Reservoir Road south for approximately 36 miles. Follow the signs to the campground.

General Notes:
  • Overflow parking is available to the north and to the east of the campground.
  • Bear resistant meat pole is available for use east, across the road, of the campground.
  • There is no cell phone coverage in the area.
  • There is no drinking water available. 
  • There is no garbage service at this campground.  Pack out what you pack in.

General Notes:

There is no garbage service at this campground. Pack out what you pack in.

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Toilets Vault (No showers) Accessible
Tent camping 10 sites
Camping trailer Up to 28 feet

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6360 feet