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Date of Stay:
June, 2017 -
We really prefer the quiet and privacy of dispersed camping, but this CG is the next best thing. We were lucky and got maybe the best spot, but we could hear or see no other campers from our spot. We were surrounded on all sided by a stand of aspen trees, gorgeous spot. It's a short walk to the lake, if you have a canoe, kayak, or stand-up this is a great area. No ATV's or powered boats allowed, so it's super peaceful and quiet. It was a very mellow atmosphere. As far as the CG itself, level spots, nice tent pad spots available, a few pull through's, very spaced out. The pit toilets were very well kept. The road out is better than I expected. The last 4 miles is dirt, but the washboard is only occasional and not bad at all. My only wish is that there were hiking trails closer. You have to head back that 4 miles to get to where there are several trailheads, including the Colorado Trail. They are great trails though, so worth it. We camped at Cottonwood Lake Campground, Pike and San Isabel National Forest in a Travel Trailer.
Bring a fishing pole or canoe if you have one, or you'll be wishing you did. Small trout, from what I've heard. Also, there is a marshy area and creeks leading into the lake, so prime Moose sighting area for sure.