Tent Sites
No Fires
Pets Unknown
Water Unknown
About Cottonwood

This very rustic, primitive camp is located near Rock Creek and the route of the Historic Summit Trail. The small campground offers seven camp sites interspersed with aspen and surrounded by a mixed conifer forest, which provides shade during summer months. Just a short distance away is a former gravel pit now filled with water in which visitors enjoy a summer swim. For thos looking for a great mountain bike ride on old two-track roads in a remote, challenging setting, this may just be the place!

Operator
National Forest
Access
Features
No Electric Hookups
No Fires
Not Reservable
No Sanitary Dump
No Sewer Hookups
No Showers
No Water Hookups
Location
Cottonwood is located in Oregon
Latitude
44.389 N
Longitude
-119.855 W
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Directions
From Prineville, Oregon (1): Travel on Highway 26 going east for 47 miles to Mitchell, Oregon.  Continue east on Highway 26 for 13 miles to Forest Service Road 12, then go south on Forest Service Road 12 for 14 miles.   Turn left onto Forest Service Road 200 and continue to Cottonwood Campground. From Prineville, Oregon (2): Travel on Highway 26 going east for 16 miles to Forest Service Road 42.   Travel east on Forest Service Road 42 for 32 miles to Forest Service Road 4270.  Follow Forest Service Road 4270 northeast for 9 miles to Forest Service Road 12.   Turn left and head north on Forest Service Road 12 for 4 more miles, then turn right on to Forest Service Road 200 and continue to the campground. From Paulina, Oregon: Travel on County Road 112 going east for 3.5 miles, then travel north on Beaver Creek Road (County 113) for 8 miles to Forest Service Road 42. Take Forest Service Road 42 north for another 8 miles to Forest Service Road 12, then go north on Forest Service Road 12 for 7 miles.   Turn right onto Forest Service Road 200 and continue to the campground. From John Day, Oregon: Travel on Highway 26 going west for 31 miles to Dayville, Oregon. Continue west on Highway 26 for 25 miles to Forest Service Road 12, and go south on Forest Service Road 12 for 14 miles to Forest Service Road 200.   Turn left and continue to the campground.
1 Review of Cottonwood
First to Review
Sooo many stars

If you want to sleep in a canyon under a brilliant blanket of stars, this is the place for you. The campground is well kept and the out and back trail ( I think about 8 miles altogether ) is lovely.