Camping in Cottonwood – Plumas National Forest, CA

Cottonwood Campground, CACottonwood Campground, CA is a relatively remote campground offering a nice relaxing campground. Located at the headwaters of the Feather River, Frenchman Lake Recreation Area is only 38 miles northwest of Reno, NV, and 26 miles northeast of Portola, CA. The California Department of Water resources created the lake in 1962 by damming the Little Last Chance Creek. The shoreline is 21 miles long and the 126 foot tall earthen dam sits at an elevation of 5,607 feet.

During the summer, Camping in Cottonwood offers a variety of outdoor experiences including: camping, hiking, biking, picnicking, fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing and hunting. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing.
Loops A and C contain single family sites and Loops B and D are group sites, and Loop B has accessible campsites with tables and restrooms.

Cottonwood Campground, CA

Thing To Do:

  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
  • Hiking
  • OHV riding
  • Boating
  • Swimming
  • Water and jet skiing

Cottonwood Campground, CA


  • Accessible Sites
  • Dump station nearby
  • Flush Toilets
  • Garbage Service
  • Interpretive site
  • Picnic Tables
  • Potable Water
  • Showers
  • Tent and trailer camping
  • Wood on site

Cottonwood Campground, CA

Special Notes:
This Campground will be closed from July 11, 2010 through May 1, 2011.
This is the Cottonwood campground in the Frenchman Lake Recreation Area.
A pet fee of $2 per pet will be collected upon arrival to the facility. Reservations must be made at least 4 days in advance. QUIET HOURS 10PM TO 6AM an additional fee will be collected on-site for extra vehicles. MAXIMUM 2 VEHICLES PER SITE Day use parking fee: $3.00; dump station fee: $5.00.
This campground has tent camping and RV camping available for reservations,
Recreation activities:
Lake access trail
OHV riding
Water and jet skiing
2 boat docks
Boat ramp

Cottonwood Campground, CA

Cottonwood (CA)
Chilcoot CA 96105
Phone Park for More Information: (530)258-7606

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.88472, -120.23667

Driving direction:
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.

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About TDavis

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