Area Status: Open

The Little Cottonwood Campground is off Utah's I-15, adjacent to the Beaver River just outside of the community of Beaver in the Fishlake National Forest. At 6,500 feet elevation, this is a great place to enjoy the mountains where recreation opportunities include stream fishing, hiking, and hunting.

The campground has 14 single-family campsites, two of which are accessible units available for reservation. All campsites are paved and have picnic tables and grills. The campground has an accessible restroom with flush toilets. Potable water is available during the summer season. The sites can accommodate RVs up to 40 feet long but no hook-ups are available.

Natural Features
Common vegetation includes cottonwood, aspen, pinion, juniper and ponderosa pine trees. A majority of campsites at Little Cottonwood are well-shaded. The Fishlake National Forest offers spectacular views and opportunities to see wildlife in their natural habitat. Elk, deer, black bears, moose, cougars, and mountain goats are some of the large animals living in the forest.

Enjoy fishing in the Beaver River; an accessible fishing path is located within the campground. The Piute all-terrain vehicle trail is nearby but there is no access directly from the campground. Be prepared to haul all-terrain vehicles to the nearby trailheads for access. Nearby Cottonwood Trail is a horse and foot trail accessed through the lower part of Cottonwood Campground. This rugged trail leads southwest for about two miles and takes a sharp turn to the east through Horse Flat.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Campground open as of May 15, 2024.
Reservations: Reservations are available on or call 877-444-6777.
Fees: Go to Little Cottonwood Campground on for details and reservations. Elevation is 6,500 feet. Potable water is available during the season. Flush toilets. Dogs must be on a leash. No OHVs. Please Note: All campgrounds on the Fishlake National Forest are managed by High Country Recreation under the terms and conditions of a concession permit that was issued to them by the Forest Service in 2020.

​Phone: 435-979-6868
Open Season: May - September
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Open to all street legal vehicles including street legal ATV/UTV for ingress and egress only. Pets must be on a leash. Camp fires are limited to fire rings in the camp sites.
Closest Towns: Beaver, Utah
Water: Drinking water available
Restroom: Flush toilets.
Operated By: Concessionaire: High Country Recreation, c/o Dwight and Sandy Daniels, P.O. Box 300474, Glenwood, Ut

General Information


Little Cottonwood Campground is located 6.6 miles east of Beaver, Utah, on UT-153. Travel east on UT-153 road for approximately 6.6 miles. The campground will be on the right (west) side of the road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking.

Campground Camping

Campground camping

No. of Sites Family campsites do not require reservation. ADA campsites may be reserved by calling the District Office: 435-438-2436.
Fire Information Fire rings provided
No. of Accessible sites 14 camp units

River and Stream Fishing

Check the Utah Division of Wildlife website for more information on fishing in Utah, along with where to purchase fishing licenses.

Day Hiking

Big Game Hunting

Area open to hunting during Utah state hunting seasons. See Utah Division of Wildlife website for more information on big game hunting.

Small Game Hunting

Area open to hunting during Utah state hunting seasons. See Utah Division of Wildlife website for more information on big game hunting.

Viewing Wildlife

Look to see how many varieties of wildlife you can see.  Remember, you are visiting their home so be polite and don't litter or disturb the wildlife.

Viewing Plants

Viewing Scenery

Gold Panning

Gold panning.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation :