Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

Located in the Horseshoe Meadow Recreation Area this trailhead campground has 18 walk-in sites suitable for backpackers and hikers to use the night before they are going to hike into Golden Trout Wilderness via the Cottonwood Pass trail. Self-register when you arrive. Sites include food stroage boxes, tent pads, tables, fire grates, piped water, and toilet facilities. One night stay limit.

Horseshoe Meadow Area Campgrounds Guide (pdf)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed for the season.
Reservations: No reservations. Self-register at campground.
Fees $6.00 per night.
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: One night stay limit at campgrounds. Wood gathering is prohibited; bring own supply of firewood. Active bear area, bear boxes are provided and must be used (typical bear box size 48" x 30" x 36").
Closest Towns: Lone Pine, CA
Water: Piped / potable water. Water is off in the winter.
Restroom: Vault Toilet
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: Located at the end of Horseshoe Meadow Road, 24 miles southwest of the town of Lone Pine, California. From center of Lone Pine, turn west at the stoplight and follow Whitney Portal Road for 3 miles. Then turn south onto Horseshoe Meadow Road.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities


  • Fee revenues make a diffrence
    Thank you. Your fees make a difference!

    National Forests in California are using recreation fee revenues to improve and enhance recreation opportunities. See how your fees have made a difference!


  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
10,000 feet


USFS Emblem and Travel Management

OHV & Travel Management Information Link opens in a new window