COTTONWOOD (CA), CA

Cottonwood Campground sits at the headwaters of the Feather River, just steps from Frenchman Lake in northeast California. Visitors to the area enjoy day hikes and backpacking trips as well as hunting in the Plumas National Forest's numerous canyons. A variety of water sports...
Status: Closed through Mon Sep 22 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Additional fees apply for pets on a per-day basis
  • Additional fees apply for extra vehicles and for use of the boat ramp
  • Off-road vehicles are prohibited in the campground
  • Click here to learn more about the Plumas National Forest
  • A variety of wildlife live in this area, including black bears. Before making a reservation, become aware of bear safety.
  • Please go to the following link for more information: http://www.centerforwildlifeinformation.org/BeBearAware/Hiking_and_Camping/hiking_and_camping.html
    • Don't Move Firewood: Protect California's forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. For more information visit firewood.ca.gov.
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Pull-Through
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 42 Back-In
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 40 Back-In
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 26 Back-In
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 35 Back-In
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Pull-Through
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Pull-Through
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Pull-Through
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    AREA COTTONWOOD STANDARD NONELECTRIC 6 45 Pull-Through
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    AREA COTTONWOOD GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 25 Accessible 40 Back-In
    Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
    Pets Allowed - no Near Water - no
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    AREA COTTONWOOD GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC 50 35 Back-In
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    Nonspecific+ MANAGEMENT 6 40 Back-In
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    Footnotes: (applicable only where specifically marked above)
    +When you reserve one of these sites, it will not be a site specific reservation. You will be assigned a site when you arrive at the campground.
    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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    Overview

    Overview

    Cottonwood Campground sits at the headwaters of the Feather River, just steps from Frenchman Lake in northeast California.

    Visitors to the area enjoy day hikes and backpacking trips as well as hunting in the Plumas National Forest's numerous canyons. A variety of water sports are also available.

    Natural Features:

    The campground is located between the rugged Sierra Nevada and the fringes of the Cascade ranges. The forest is home to hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear-running streams.

    Pine trees provide moderate to good shade in most sites, but also allow for plentiful sunshine on a clear day. The nearby Frenchman Lake is a manmade reservoir with 21 miles of shoreline. A few campsites overlook the lake's blue waters and others have a view of a sagebrush meadow dotted with pine trees.

    Recreation:

    During the summer the campground offers a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, biking, picnicking and hunting. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

    The nearby 1,580-acre lake provides ample opportunities for swimming, boating, water skiing and jet skiing. Fishing is also popular among visitors. Free fishing days are sponsored twice every year, in April and September. There is also an accessible fishing trail within the campground.

    Facilities:

    Cottonwood Campground offers multiple single-family campsites available for both tent and RV camping, as well as a large group site that can accommodate up to 50 guests.

    All sites are equipped with tables, campfire rings and grills. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are also provided.

    Booking Window

    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Fri Sep 26 2014 - Tue Sep 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    MANAGEMENT

    Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Mar 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Fri Sep 26 2014 - Sun Mar 22 2015

    Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

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    Season Schedule

    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Accessible Boat Ramp
    • Accessible Flush Toilets
    • Accessible Sites
    • Beach Access
    • Boating
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Firewood
    • Fishing
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Jet Skiing
    • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
    • Picnic Area
    • Showers
    • Swimming
    • Trash Collection
    • Water Skiing
    Within 10 Miles
    • General Store
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    General Season
    Sep 22 2014 -
    Sep 22 2015
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $22.00
    MANAGEMENT N/A
    GROUP STANDARD NONELECTRIC $95.00-$135.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    39.88472, -120.23667
    39°53'5"N, 120°14'12"W

    From Reno, Nevada, travel north on Highway 395, then merge onto Highway 70 west and travel 5 miles to Chilcoot. Turn north on Highway 284 and continue for 8 miles to the Frenchman Lake Reservoir, then turn left before crossing the dam and travel 2.5 miles to the Cottonwood Campground.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    COTTONWOOD (CA)
    THOUSAND TRAILS MGMT PO BOX 10
    CHILCOOT  CA  96105

    Phone Number:

    Project Office: (530)258-7606