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Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground

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About This Campground

USDA Forest Service

Located in the Horseshoe Meadow Recreation Area this trailhead campground has 18 walk-in sites suitable for backpackers and hikers to use the night before they are going to hike into Golden Trout Wilderness via the Cottonwood Pass trail. Please self-register at Horseshoe Meadows Campground when you…

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  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.

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  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets


6 Reviews of Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground

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Reviewed Nov. 19, 2020

Very nice

The campgrounds look very dispersed and well kept. The people were very encouraging of us on our adventure. We’d go back for the people alone.

Michael A.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2019

Hidden Gem

I’ve used this spot for more 2-5 day jaunts than I can remember. My kids have been treated to this place for weekends off the grid since they’ve been toddlers. Peaceful. Beautiful. Accessible.

Jennifer D.
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2018

camp at elevation

get acclimated to higher elevation prior to your Sierras backpacking trip. restrooms and bear lockers are provided. use them as there is a lot of bear activity. cover any odorous items in your vehicle. pretty campground with tons and tons of trees. steps away from multiple trails.

  • couple mInutes In to cottonwood lakes trail.. a few yds from camp


Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground is located in California


Located at the end of Horseshoe Meadow Road, 24 miles southwest of the town of Lone Pine, California. From center of Lone Pine, turn west at the stoplight and follow Whitney Portal Road for 3 miles. Then turn south onto Horseshoe Meadow Road.


36.44791758 N
118.16904582 W

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