Description

Ready to venture off into the Eastern Sierras? The one-night-only Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead Campground is where you’ll want to stay before you explore the vast mountain landscape, alpine lakes, and fresh air that you’ll find as you hike through the John Muir Wilderness into the Cottonwood Lakes. Sites are walk-in and help you acclimate to the higher elevations before you climb

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Ready to venture off into the Eastern Sierras? The one-night-only Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead Campground is where you’ll want to stay before you explore the vast mountain landscape, alpine lakes, and fresh air that you’ll find as you hike through the John Muir Wilderness into the Cottonwood Lakes. Sites are walk-in and help you acclimate to the higher elevations before you climb even deeper into the mountains.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
12
Access
Hike in (+10 mins)
Group sizes
Up to people per site
Potable water available
Fires allowed
Toilet available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

There are single tracks and dirt roads here, offering something for bikers of all levels. the easy trails include a 1.2 mile lo...Read more

Boating

Sabrina lake has a boat launch, rentals, marina and tackle shop, and there are no fees! ideal for summertime fishing. the...Read more

Fishing

Did we mention there are over 400 lakes and 1,000 miles of rivers and streams? no? well, you can imagine how great the fishing ...Read more

Hiking

There are so many trails here! you can explore the breathtaking mountains, see the hundreds of lakes and never run into another...Read more

Horseback riding

There are a good number of horse campgrounds to stay at, as well as pack stations that will give you all of the info you need, ...Read more

Paddling

Many of the lakes allow non-motorized boating, which means kayakers, canoers, and other small paddling boats are welcome out in...Read more

OHV

There’s an expansive network of routes for off-road vehicles to explore: spanning 2,000 miles, you can drive up into the mounta...Read more

Climbing

Mountain climbers and boulderers will find enough ground to play on. mammoth lakes has some moderate climbs, with great names l...Read more

Snow sports

Thanks to the abundant snowfall, cross country skiers have plenty to explore, especially in the mammoth lakes area. gorp offers...Read more

Swimming

June lake has a swimming beach to suit all your swimming needs, and there is a solid number of campgrounds that offer swimming ...Read more

Wildlife watching

The inyo forest is home to black bears, mountain lions, mule deer, pine marten, pika, coyotes, raccoons, bobcats, martens, foxe...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cottonwood Lakes Trailhead Campground.

Beach
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
Lake
River, stream or ...
Waterfall
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Park
Inyo National Forest
State
California
Phone Number
(760) 876-6219
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
36.453° N, 118.169° W
$6/night
Tent Only - Hike In: 12 Sites
(Up to people per site)