Cottonwood Recreation Site


Cottonwood is a fairly large site on the Salmon River two miles south of Ellis on Highway 93. The campground was rennovated in the mid 1990's. It is located down by the river amidst the cottonwoods and away from the highway noise, making it a wonderful place to camp and fish. Amenities include: 15 campsites (including two Accessible sites) with picnic tables and fire rings and grills; Seasonal Campground Hosts 2 sets of vault toilets; Boat ramp and parking; Day use area with horse show pits and reservable covered group shelter ($25/day); Potable water Trailer dump station; Garbage collection


Travel north from Challis, Idaho on highway 93 for approximately 14 miles. The recreation site will be on your left between the highway and the Salmon River.





Challis Field Office 1151 Blue Mountain Road Challis, ID 83226


Boating Camping Fishing Picnicking


BLM - Bureau of Land Management

Nemo Equipment lightened the Losi LS 2P 2-Person 3-Season Backpacking Tent without ridding any camping comforts. Extra...
Price subject to change | Available through
Currently Viewing Cottonwood Recreation Site
Featured Park
Zion National Park, a place home to the Narrows, Canyon Overlook, Emerald Pools, a petrified forest, a desert swamp, springs and waterfalls, hanging gardens, wildflowers, wildlife and more!
Featured Wildlife
The bighorn sheep is the mammalian symbol of Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Colorado's official animal. Colorado is home to the largest population of the species anywhere. The animals are five to six feet long with a tail three to six inches in length.
Currently Viewing Cottonwood Recreation Site