Description - This information was provided by NEBRASKA GAME AND PARKS COMMISSION
Cottonwood has a typical sandhills lake encompassing 60 acres and 180 acres of land adjacent. The area is partially forested and offers power boating, picnicking and swimming. The area has a playground.
Cottonwood SRA has 30 non-designated campsites. Water is available.
- Camping: Yes
Picnic Tables: 17
Recreation - The area is partially forested and offers power boating, picnicking and swimming. The area has a playground.
Climate - Nebraska has a moderate climate with high humidity. The relative humidity in this state averages 70 percent throughout the year. Winter temperatures normally average between 20 and 45 degrees F. March brings warmer weather and temperatures above freezing for most of the month. Spring is in full swing by late April when temperatures often reach above 60 degrees F. Summer temperatures reach highs of 95 degrees F frequently, with warm weather continuing into mid September. Crisp fall weather truly begins in October when nighttime temperatures begin to dip into the low 40s. The wettest time of the year in this state is late spring through summer.
Cottonwood Lake - 240 acres located .5 mi. East of Merriman NE. on Hwy 20.