Cottonwood Campground

Cottonwood is a great place to camp
Campers enjoy the shade of Cottonwood Campground

NPS / C. Hoyt


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

2,169 ft.


24-site campground (no hook-ups). $16 per night ($8 with Senior or Access pass). 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 or call 1-877-444-6777. Big Bend National Park cannot make reservations.

Campground Regulations
For your safety and enjoyment, and the protection of park resources, please abide by park campground regulations.

Last updated: January 2, 2020

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 129
Big Bend National Park, TX 79834-0129



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