Cottonwood Grove Campground


Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area 2465 South Townsend Ave Montrose, CO 81401

38.77768, -107.85192
From Austin, Colorado drive south on 2200 Rd. for 0.9 miles. Turn left on H75 Rd (there is a sign indicating access to Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area). H75 Rd is a well-maintained gravel road. It enters the National Conservation Area in about 2.8 miles. Another 0.2 miles will bring you to Smith Mountain Saddle, where there is a 4-way intersection. Follow the sign indicating South River Road and the West River Trailhead, a slight right off of H75 Rd. South River Road is a graded natural-surface road, which is passable with high clearance vehicles when dry, and impassable when wet. The campground is 4 miles down this road.

From Delta (Jct. US 50 & CO 92), go east on CO 92 for 5.5 miles to CR H75 Road on the right (south). Veer right onto H75 Road and continue for 4.3 miles, then follow the directions above.

Fee Description:
No Fee

Cottonwood Grove Campground

Situated among mature cottonwood trees along the Gunnison River, this campground has six campsites, including one ADA accessible site with an adjacent accessible fishing pier. Site amenities include a boat ramp (non-motorized watercraft only), shade structures, picnic tables, fire rings and a vault toilet. Camping is free with a 7 day/6 night maximum stay length. Sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact the Montrose Public Lands Center at 970-240-5300.

Gunnison River
Downstream view of the Gunnison River from Cottonwood Grove Campground in the fall.
Cabana and Fire Ring at Cottonwood Grove Campground
A photo of the ADA accessible campsite, with the fishing pier in the background.
Accessibility Description (ABA/ADA):

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