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Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground

6 Reviews

About This Campground

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…


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Drinking Water
  • Toilets

For Vehicles


    • Walk In
      Park in a lot, walk to your campsite


    6 Reviews of Cottonwood Pass Walk in Campground

    Ratings Breakdown

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    Taylor The Dyrt PRO User
    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.The Dyrt PRO User
    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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