Cottonwood Springs Campground
Cottonwood Springs Campground is on the southwest side of Frenchman Lake in the Plumas National Forest. The campground is about a third of a mile from the lake. Frenchman Lake is 11 miles north of Highway 70 and another 6 miles west of Highway 395. The 4-mile-long lake is a popular destination for fishing, hunting, boating, waterskiing, jet skiing, swimming, and mountain biking. A boat launch ramp is located nearby at Frenchman Campground.
Cottonwood Springs Campground serves as both an overflow camping area and as a group campground. The campground has 23 family campsites and 2 sites designated for groups. Sites can can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents.
Pine trees provide moderate to good shade in most sites. Reservations can be made, but many sites are non-specific, meaning that they will be assigned upon arrival. Others are kept as first-come, first served sites. Reservations are required for the group sites.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, obtain firewood in the local area of the campground.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate
Cottonwood Springs Group Campsites
Cottonwood Springs has 2 group campsites. Site B has accessible features. Check-in time is 3 PM, and check-out is at 2 PM. Site B can accommodate up to 25 people and 6 vehicles, while site D has room for up to 50 people and 12 vehicles.
Fees: $100 and $140
Reservations: Cottonwood Springs Group Camp Reservations