• Sierra del Carmen

    Big Bend

    National Park Texas

Cottonwood Campground

Horseback patrol through the Cottonwood campground
Camping at Cottonwood.
© Sterling Brooks
 

Cottonwood Campground is a quiet, shady desert oasis located between the Castolon Historic District and scenic Santa Elena Canyon.

Elevation
2,169 ft.

Open
Year-round

Details
24-site campground (no hook-ups). $14 per night ($7 with applicable passes). Pit toilets, picnic tables, grills, and water are available. No dump station, no generators allowed. A small picnic area is available across from campsite #23.

Group Camping
Cottonwood Campground has one group camp site available by advance reservation only. Maximum occupancy is 25 persons. Minimum occupancy is 9 persons. Group campground is walk-in tent camping only. Vehicle parking is restricted to an adjacent parking area.

To reserve the group campsite, contact recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777. Big Bend National Park cannot make reservations.

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