The Little Cottonwood Campground is conveniently located off Utah's I-15, adjacent to the Beaver River just outside of the community of Beaver in the Fishlake National Forest. At 6,500 feet in elevation, this is a great place to enjoy the mountains where recreation opportunities include stream fishing, hiking, and hunting.
Enjoy fishing in the Beaver River; an accessible fishing path is located within the campground. The Piute ATV Trail is nearby; however there is no access directly from the campground. Be prepared to trailer ATVs to the nearby trailheads for access.
Nearby Cottonwood Trail is a horse and foot trail that is accessed through the lower part of Cottonwood Campground. This rugged trail will lead southwest for about the first two miles and then takes a sharp turn to the east through Horse Flat.
The campground has fourteen single-family campsites, two of which are accessible units available for reservation. All campsites are paved and have picnic tables and grills. An accessible restroom with flush toilets serves the campground. Potable water is available during the summer season. RVs up to 40 feet in length can be accommodated; no hook-ups are available.
Common vegetation includes cottonwood, aspen, pinion, juniper and ponderosa pine trees. A majority of campsites at Little Cottonwood are well-shaded.
The Fishlake National Forest offers spectacular vistas and opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Elk, deer, black bear, moose, cougar and mountain goats are some of the large animals that call the forest home.
ADA Access: N
My husband and I camped at this campground September 3rd to September 8th of 2020. We are tent campers and really enjoyed this campground.
All of the campsites seem to great for tent or trailer but there are specific sites that have tent pads. We were in spot 11 and it did not have a tent pad but had a nice spot to put our tent.
The campsite is very well maintained. The fire pit is sunk in and there is gravel around it and where the picnic bench is. The sun dips behind the mountain and therefore the afternoon is mostly shaded which makes it easy to enjoy sitting around the site and using the picnic bench.
I enjoyed all the natural greenery and shrubbery that grew in between the sites. I could not see our neighbors and it felt secluded.
There is one bathroom facility on the site with 2 stalls in each the men’s and women’s restroom. They were kept clean but do be careful of black widows. Both my husband and I spotted some in each of the restrooms. They also don’t have showers because we stayed longer I was brought our outdoor shower gear and was able to set it up in a private area on our site.
We have Verizon and did not get service at our site. Drive about a mile in towards town and we would get service. We didn’t mind since most days we were off visiting the National Parks and other sites.
The camp host was very friendly.
Checked in at 8:30pm on a Monday during a cross country drive. Host was gracious and suggested spot 12. There was plenty of availability even late eve (weekday). All were good, quiet spots. Spot 12 was across from wheelchair path to creek (Beaver River). There was a nice bench where path met creek, great for sitting and enjoying morning coffee/fishing/relaxing. Spots had faucet, picnic table and level tent pad filled with pea gravel-bring good footprint/tarp. It was quiet, and the creek noise was pleasant. The road was very close, and you could hear the traffic, but it wasn't a bother (about 2-3cars/hour). One very nice thing about this campground is the gravel covering all the picnic/firepit and frequented areas. This completely eliminated the dust that typically gets on everything while camping. There was shade from trees, but this was is a pretty tight canyon, so there are very few hours of direct sunlight anyway. Host delivered wood. Long trails leave right from campground. No showers, clean vault toilets.
A small, (14 sites), well maintained campsite, just East of Beaver, Utah, that offers easy access to a number of small lakes and reservoirs. The camp host on this trip was very friendly and helpful. They sell wood bundles for $6. The camp has separate male and female restrooms with flush toilets. And, enough drinkable site faucets that almost every site has 1. There are 2- accessible sites, and actual tent pads, not just a tent area. The Beaver river runs right in the campground, with an accessible area, completed with a park bench to sit on. There is also a group fire pit.
This is a nice campground conveniently located only 20 minutes outside of Beaver. We have been here twice and seen deer, beavers, and turkeys. The stars are spectacular and you can see the Milky Way on a clear night. Bathrooms are not great.
Little Cottonwood Canyon is fun. Very beautiful. You can hike, fish in the river.When we were there the other night we saw a Moose which was way fun. Lots of deer as well. Pets are not allowed.
We got in got cite and had no troubles
easy to access & really fun for a little bonfire, just not very much flat ground where we were, super rocky.
Very fun with good places to put tents