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COTTONWOOD (NE), NE

Cottonwood recreation area is on a lush piece of land between the border of Nebraska and South Dakota. On one side is the smaller Lake Yankton and on the other, visitors will find the much larger, Lewis and Clark Lake--an impoundment of the Missouri River.Lewis and Clark Lake forms...
Status: Closed through Wed Apr 15 2015   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Sites are first come, first served outside the reservation season
  • All pets must be on a leash
  • Fireworks Prohibited
  • Campsites limited to one wheeled camping unit and two tents, or three tents
    Due to the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted. Help protect our forests by purchasing or collecting firewood at or near your camping destination and burning it on-site. Click here for more information.
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.
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NLOO STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 49 Back-In
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NLOO STANDARD ELECTRIC 8 52 Back-In
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Overview

Overview

Cottonwood recreation area is on a lush piece of land between the border of Nebraska and South Dakota.

On one side is the smaller Lake Yankton and on the other, visitors will find the much larger, Lewis and Clark Lake--an impoundment of the Missouri River.

Natural Features:

Lewis and Clark Lake forms behind Gavins Point Dam, which was part of the Pick Sloan plan enacted in 1944.

The lake is nestled in the golden, chalkstone-lined valley of the Missouri River, and has grown to become one of the most popular recreation areas in the Great Plains region.

Recreation:

Both land and water based recreational activities are abundant around the lakes.

Facilities:

All sites have electric hookups, and 45 of the 75 sites are reservable. Other amenities include a playground, picnic shelter, shore fishing, showers, modern restrooms and a nearby boat ramp.

Nearby Attractions:

Enjoy the nearby Lewis and Clark Visitor Center, take of tour of Gavins Point Dam, or visit the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium.

Visit nearby Yankton, South Dakota, the historic capitol of the Dakota Territory.

Booking Window
Sun Oct 26 2014 - Wed Apr 22 2015

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

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Walk In Thu Apr 16 2015 Thu May 21 2015
Peak Fri May 22 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
Walk In Tue Sep 08 2015 Sun Oct 18 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Flush Toilets
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Showers
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
Walk In Season
Apr 16 2015 -
May 21 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$18.00
Peak Season
May 22 2015 -
Sep 07 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$18.00
Walk In Season
Sep 08 2015 -
Oct 18 2015
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$18.00

*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):
42.85861, -97.4825
42°51'31"N, 97°28'57"W

From Yankton, South Dakota, drive four miles west on SD Highway 52, then south on Dam Toe Road and follow signs.


Contact Information

Mailing Address:

COTTONWOOD (NE)
DAM TOE ROAD
CROFTON  NE  68730

Phone Number:

Information:  (402)667-2546