Cottonwood Campground (IA)

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Camp Type: Tent
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Restroom: Flushing
Permit: Not required
Shower: Yes
Wifi: Not available
Entrance Fee: $14.00
Campfire: Allowed
Pet Fee: Unknown
Leash Rule: On Leash
Description

Cottonwood Campground is part of the Coralville Lake Project Dam Complex. There are 15 tent-only, non-electric sites here for a rate of just $14 per night. Park at the lot and carry your tent and supplies to your spot. You'll have access to a range of outdoor recreation activities here that you can enjoy with your four-legged friend. Biking, boating, fishing, hiking, and more are on offer at this puptastic facility. Although your sleeping area is primitive, there are showers and flush toilets by the parking lot. Drinking water is available near the West Overlook Campground.

Your campsite is nestled in a stand of mixed hardwood trees. The area abounds with resident wildlife like deer, pheasants, turkeys, and a variety of waterfowl. Once you get settled, check out the Woodpecker Nature Trail. This pathway starts at the Linder Recreation Area and connects to the Squire Trail to create a five-mile multiuse network. Hike through the woods, over two bridges, and across some limestone outcrops. You'll be able to catch views of the lake and see wildflowers on your trek here. The reservoir and Iowa River offer furrific fishing for bass, catfish, walleye, and other species. You can also explore the Devonian Fossil Gorge that's just below the dam or play disc golf at the Turkey Creek Course in the area.

The best part is your furry friend can join you in this facility! Keep pups in a pen, on a leash, or otherwise under your full control. Be respectful of camp quiet times and immediately dispose of any poop. 

Come to Coralville Lake Project for fun, recreation, and relaxation. Cottonwood Campground offers tent sites where you can set up your base camp before exploring the woods, water, and recreational amenities here. Check in at the fee booth at West Overlook Campground as soon as you arrive. For more information, contact the entrance station between May and October or the Coralville Lake Project Office at 319-388-3543, extension 6300 between November and April.

Safety
Forest, Lake
Hunting Zone
Bobcats, Coyotes, Mosquitoes
Address
Cottonwood Campground Prairie du Chien Rd NE
Iowa City, IA 52240
Open Months
May - October
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Address
Cottonwood Campground Prairie du Chien Rd NE
Iowa City, IA 52240
Open Months
May - October