I gave this one star only because there was no campground at Cottonwood Recreation Area. That does not mean you shouldn't checkout Cottonwood, you just need to camp at Bob Shelter or Cherry Glenn.
This recreation area is beautiful!!! It is huge with opportunities to bike or run on the Neal Smith trail, go fishing, kayaking or just have a picnic at one of the nine shelters.
I would rate this between a 3 or 4 for beauty and activities.
It's a day use site. No camping.