COTTONWOOD GROUP PICNIC SITE, WY

Cottonwood Group Picnic Site is located next to scenic Cottonwood Lake on the Salt River Mountains, surrounded by the forests of western Wyoming.The picnic site is located above Cottonwood Lake, near the peaceful North Fork Creek. A forest of pines and aspens offers shade, and vibrant...
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Know Before You Go
  • There is no electricity at this site
  • Trash cans are provided, but visitors must bring garbage bags
  • Out-of-state horses must have proof of a current Coggins test
  • Hay brought in must be certified weed-free
  • Off-road vehicles permitted on designated trails only and not in the campground
  • Off-road vehicles must have a current Wyoming State OHV sticker
  • Day-use only; camping is available at the adjacent Cottonwood Lake Campground
  • The Cottonwood Lake area is accessed via a narrow gravel road
  • District office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (excluding weekends and federal holidays), 671 N. Washington, Afton, WY
  • Learn more about Bridger-Teton National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Help prevent the spread of tree-killing pests in our national forests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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COGPS GROUP PICNIC AREA 50 0 Pull-Through
Electric Hookup - no Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water - no
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
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Overview

Overview

Cottonwood Group Picnic Site is located next to scenic Cottonwood Lake on the Salt River Mountains, surrounded by the forests of western Wyoming.

Natural Features:

The picnic site is located above Cottonwood Lake, near the peaceful North Fork Creek. A forest of pines and aspens offers shade, and vibrant summer wildflowers are abundant.

The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public land for outdoor recreation. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States.

Recreation:

The lake offers great canoeing and boating for smaller craft, as well as fishing for brook and cutthroat trout.

Hiking, mountain biking, off-road vehicle and horseback riding trails are in the area.

Facilities:

This day-use picnic site can accommodate up to 50 guests and 8-10 vehicles. Vault toilets and drinking water are provided.

A group overnight campsite is available for reservations here.

Booking Window
Thu Oct 23 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

Reservations must be made 3 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon Jun 15 2015 Fri Oct 30 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Fire Pit
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Hunting
  • Lake Access
  • Mountain Biking
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Parking Area
  • Picnic Area
  • Trailheads
  • Wildlife Viewing
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

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
$25 up to 25 ppl; $50 for 26-50 people

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 15 2015 -
Oct 30 2015
GROUP PICNIC AREA $25.00

*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):
42.63833, -110.81639
42°38'18"N, 110°48'59"W

From Afton, Wyoming, take Highway 89 south approximately 7 miles to Smoot and watch for signs for the Cottonwood Lake Campground.

The forest boundary is about a mile up the access road, and the campground is 6 miles beyond that. Continue past the west first loop of the campground, then go right at the 'Y' intersection toward lake. The group picnic area is on the left side of the road.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COTTONWOOD GROUP PICNIC SITE
671 North Washington
AFTON  WY  83110

Phone Number:

Information:  (307)886-5300
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