Cottonwood Lake lies south of Cottonwood Pass along the South Cottonwood drainage. The lake covers 37 acres that accommodate nonmotorized boats. Fishing is good in the lake and various streams in the area. A campground and picnic ground exist in the immediate area of the lake. Hiking, biking and four-wheel driving may be enjoyed in the surrounding terrain.
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Hand-propelled boats only may access the waters of this 37-acre alpine lake
Directions from Buena Vista: Drive west 7 miles on Highway 306 (Cottonwood Pass). Turn left (south) on County Road 344, immediately west of Rainbow Lake, for 4 miles to Cottonwood Lake.
Normal Services Available:
Mid-May through September
(NOTE: Picnic ground on east side of lake, campground on west side of lake)
October through December
(NOTE: services limited (no water or trash))