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