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Cottonwood Springs Campground (California)

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California
530 258-7606
39.88472, -120.23667
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At 5,607 feet in elevation, Frenchman Lake was created in 1962 when the California Department of Water Resources dammed Little Las Chance Creek. The shoreline is 21 miles and has become a great place to boat, fish, explore and play. During the summer, visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, hunting, wildlife viewing, water skiing, jet skiing and other water sports. Winter activities range from snowmobiling to ice fishing and cross-country skiing.

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Dixie Valley near Frenchman
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Directions:

From Reno, Nevada, travel north on Highway 395, then merge onto Highway 70 west and travel 5 miles to Chilcoot. Turn north on Highway 284 and continue for 8 miles to the Frenchman Lake Reservoir, then turn left before crossing the dam and travel 2.5 miles to the Cottonwood Campground.

Amenities
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Campsite Tables
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Pets OK
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets, Vault Toilets)
  • Showers
Activities
  • Backpacking
  • Beach
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Creek
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter Sports
Campsite Types
  • RV
  • Tent
  • Trailer
Best Campsites:

3, 5, 7, 8, 19

Season:

From: Mid April To: Mid October

# of Campsites:

24