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About Cottonwood (Ca)
Cottonwood Campground sits at the headwaters of the Feather River, just steps from Frenchman Lake in northeast California. Visitors to the area enjoy day hikes and backpacking trips as well as hunting in the Plumas National Forests numerous canyons. A variety of water sports are also available. Natural Features: The campground is located between the rugged Sierra Nevada and the fringes of the Cascade ranges. The forest is home to hundreds of high alpine lakes and thousands of miles of clear-running streams. Pine trees provide moderate to good shade in most sites, but also allow for plentiful sunshine on a clear day. The nearby Frenchman Lake is a manmade reservoir with 21 miles of shoreline. A few campsites overlook the lakes blue waters and others have a view of a sagebrush meadow dotted with pine trees. Recreation: During the summer the campground offers a variety of outdoor experiences including hiking, biking, picnicking and hunting. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing. The nearby 1,580-acre lake provides ample opportunities for swimming, boating, water skiing and jet skiing. Fishing is also popular among visitors. Free fishing days are sponsored twice every year, in April and September. There is also an accessible fishing trail within the campground. Facilities: Cottonwood Campground offers multiple single-family campsites available for both tent and RV camping, as well as a large group site that can accommodate up to 50 guests. All sites are equipped with tables, campfire rings and grills. Accessible flush toilets and drinking water are also provided. ACTIVITIES Boating Fishing Hiking Water Sports: Water Skiing Swimming Site
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Drive In
Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Location
Cottonwood (Ca) is located in California
Latitude
39.885 N
Longitude
-120.237 W
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Directions
From Reno, Nevada, travel north on Highway 395, then merge onto Highway 70 west and travel 5 miles to Chilcoot. Turn north on Highway 284 and continue for 8 miles to the Frenchman Lake Reservoir, then turn left before crossing the dam and travel 2.5 miles to the Cottonwood Campground.
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