: Return to the front of the Visitor Center. If you would like to see one more building, continue past the Visitor Center entrance and the restrooms, and follow the signs to the Cottonwood Picnic Area. This was originally built to be the park campground. In 1963, the campground was moved to the mesa top near the park entrance. Look for a building on the hill to your left. Completed in 1934, this campground comfort station was the first permanent building constructed by the CCC in Bandelier. Since people often camped for weeks at a time, the comfort station included showers and laundry facilities. Minus those amenities, it is now the restroom for the picnic area. If you climb the hill and look inside, notice the decorative grills on the windows.
Last updated: February 24, 2015