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Cottonwood Campground - GLENDO


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Amenities: Vault toilet (1), Drinking Water, ADA accessible camping pad (1)

Cottonwood is a campground on the northeastern shore of the reservoir, and can be accessed by turning north, just before the Sandy Beach Fee Booth and following the gravel road for a half mile. Largely situated on the sand, Cottonwood provides excellent beach access for most of the summer, and is mostly situated in a cottonwood grove, which provides excellent picnicking opportunities. The campground has 14 sites spread across three separate areas. Sites 1 through six are clustered together underneath a stand of cottonwood trees. The campground’s only toilet and water hydrant are near these sites. Sites 7 through 13 are further east, and are situated against a stand of Cottonwood trees; these sites are all at least partially shaded. Site 14 is further east, and sits just over a hill away from the main campground. The level camping area at site 14 is fairly exposed, but trees surround the campsite. From mid-May to mid-late July, the campsites at Cottonwood are a short walk from the water’s edge, with cottonwoods and a sandy beach in between. During the rest of the year, Cottonwood Cove is drained or in the process of draining, and the campground becomes farther away from the water.

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The park is open year-round for day use and camping. Day use permits are required from 6AM to 10PM, and camping permits are required from 10PM to 6AM. Fee booths are open Mon-Sun, from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Otherwise, fees can be paid by cash, check, or credit card at canisters and kiosks stationed at park entrances, which are available 24/7.

Park Headquarters Hours:

  • Memorial Day-Labor Day: 7:30AM-4:00PM, Mon-Sun
  • Labor Day-Memorial Day: 7:30AM-4:00PM, Mon-Fri



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 Glendo State Park
 397 Glendo Park Rd
 Glendo, WY 82213

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