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Established Camping



National Forest

A small campground designed primarily for tent camping located on the west side of US Highway 180, between mileposts 23 and 24, north of Glenwood and Alma, New Mexico

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Cottonwood is located in New Mexico

Detail location of campground


The campground is located 20 miles north of Glenwood on State Hwy. 180 – west side of the highway.


33.61900053 N
108.89300018 W

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites


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3 Reviews

Roger W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 4, 2024

Great for a Stopover

Cottonwood Campground: (Scale 1- bad, 5-Very good

(71 yr olds in 17’ trailer.)

Overall Rating: Not an appealing campground except as a stop over. Security: no Usage during visit: light Site Privacy: no Pad surface: Dirt Reservations: No Outside Road Noise: This cg is right off the highway. Some sites back up towards the highway. Through Traffic in campground: No Setting: Under tree canopy. Solar: solar looks to be pretty good in most sites.
Insects: Did not seem to be a problem during our brief April visit. Host: No Sites: Near highway. Site 1 backs up towards the highway.

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Month of VisitMay
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Todd J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2022

Decent overnight stop

Only three spaces, 1 up front closer to Hwy 180, 2 in the back. Clean pit toilet, fire rings and picnic tables, no fee. Dry wash along side that looks to carry water sometimes. We were the only ones there on a Friday in July. Fair amount of road traffic but mostly stopped after 10pm. Nothing special but a fine place to stay the night.

Month of VisitAugust
Keith H.
Reviewed May. 16, 2021

Ok basic campground

Small campground not where dirt says, but it's marked with a sign and right along the road. Free, clean pit toilet, didn't see water, picnic tables, good for all except the bigger rigs. Shaded, near road but little traffic.

Month of VisitJune

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Cottonwood have RV hookups?

According to, Cottonwood has water hookups.

Are fires allowed at Cottonwood?

Yes, according to campers on, fires are allowed at Cottonwood, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Cottonwood have wifi?

No, according to campers on, Cottonwood does not have wifi.