Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground

Area Status: 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 storage boxes, tent pads, tables, fire grates, piped water, and toilet facilities. One night stay limit.

Horseshoe Meadow Area Campgrounds Guide (pdf)

At a Glance

Reservations: No reservations. Self-register at campground.
Fees: $6.00 per night during the summer season.
Usage: Medium
  • One night stay limit at campgrounds.
  • Campfires only in metal fire rings provided
  • Wood gathering is prohibited
  • 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


Campground Camping

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude : 

  Elevation : 
10,000 feet