Cottonwood Lake Campground - Grand Valley RD

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Photo of a campground site

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 - 40 ft.

At a Glance

Reservations: No Reservations. First-Come, First-Serve Camping.
Fees $14 per night per camping unit; $4 per day for Day Use/Picnic if in a campsite; $6 per firewood bundle; $5.00 per bag of trash (for non-registered guests).
Open Season: June
Usage: Medium
Busiest Season: Summer
Closest Towns: Collbran, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Yes
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 Colbran, 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 Rt. 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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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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

RV Camping

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10,100 ft


log cabin with red roof in meadow surrounded by aspens in leafing out in early spring

Silesca Ranger Station- one of several cabins you can reserve on our forest.

tent in woods

Just about all the shelter you need for a night in the backcountry!

fire in ring with RV in background

RV camping with many of the comforts of home!