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Cottonwood Springs Campground

Elevation: 5,800 Feet (1808.0 Meters)
Length of Stay: 14 Nights
Maximum RV Size: 45 Feet (14.0 Meters)
Number of Sites: 20 Campsites
Number of Sites: 2 Group Campsites 1 Accommodates 25, Another Accommodates 50 People
Reservation Phone Number: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted
Reservation System: National Reservation System



Cottonwood Springs Campground Reservations



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General Description

Located in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately ten miles from the town of Chilcoot, California. Cottonwood Springs Campground is located within the Frenchman Lake Recreation Area, which includes two boat ramps, hiking trails, RV dump station, fishing access points, and accessible facilities (restrooms, campsites, and lake access trail). Loop A and C contain single faimly sites and Loops B and D are group sites. The group sites are available with reservatons only. Cottonwood Springs loop B has acessible campsites, table and restrooms. The Views include mountains, valleys, open space, and Frenchman Lake. The closest store is in Chilcoot. California Department of Fish and Game sponsors a free fishing day in April and September each year.

Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. An additional fee will be collected on-site for extra vehicles. Day use parking fee: $3.00; dump station fee: $5.00. More information can be obtained by calling 1-800-328-6266 ext.5062.

Directions: From Reno, Nevada travel north on Highway 395 to Highway 70, turn west on Highway 70 and travel 5 miles to Chilcoot, California. Turn north on Highway 284, travel 8 miles to the Frenchman Lake Reservoir, turn left (do not cross dam) and travel 2.5 miles to the Cottonwood Campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: 5-23/2003 through 9-9/2003 .



Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
FAMILY STANDARD SINGLE Call for Current Fee
GROUP STANDARD SINGLE 2ND PRICE Call for Current Fee
GROUP STANDARD SINGLE Call for Current Fee



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boat Launching Two
Yes
ICON Boating Frenchman Lake
Yes
ICON RV Camping 45' Max
Yes
ICON Camping Cottonwood Springs Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Frenchman Lake
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Trail Network
Yes
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Frenchman Lake
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Beckwourth Ranger District
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Beckwourth Ranger District
Yes



More Information

Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com

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