Cottonwood Lake Campground - Grand Valley RD

Area Status: Closed
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Near town of Collbran, CO at an elevation of 10,100 feet.  Hiking, ATV trails, fishing and jeep roads are nearby.  One of the last campgrounds to open being on the North side of Crag Crest ridge and shaded.  There are 36 sites, almost all are shaded. Maximum spur length - 42 ft.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: June - September
Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees: $16 per night per camping unit; $10 per firewood bundle; $6 per day for day use/picnic. If occupying a campsite for day use/picnic, the $6 per day fee is applicable from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. If still occupying a campsite after 2 p.m., the $16 fee for per night camping unit will apply, less any day use fees already paid.
Open Season: June 26 - Sept. 18
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: June - September
Closest Towns: Collbran, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:  Campers are required to store food and other items in a hard sided vehicle or camping unit constructed of solid non-pliable material. Click here for more information.

General Information


 From Collbran, Colorado, at "Access Grand Mesa" sign, take 58.5 Road. south1.9 miles to "T" intersection. Turn left, staying on 58.5 Road, (which becomes 59 Road.), and go 5.8 miles to Forest Rd. 121. Travel south for about 7 miles Forest Road 121 past Bonham-Wells Reservoir and then turn right onto Forest Road 257 and travel about another 5 miles to the campground.  Directions to this campground can be tricky.  Please call for more information.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 36
Maximum spur length - 40 ft.

RV Camping

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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10,100 ft