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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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HCB Advisories in Effect

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There is currently no flooding of any campsites at this time!

Access to North Platte River below Glendo Power Plant in the Wetlands Area is currently closed to vehicular, bicycle, and foot traffic. 

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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