Cottonwood Cove Campground is a large desert campground located slightly inland on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave, and is one of three campgrounds on the lake. The campground is split between a larger upper campground has three main loops and is located further inland from the lake, and a smaller lower campground located closer to the water. Both the upper and lower campgrounds are suitable for tent and RV camping, but the lower campground is a little more private and better for tent camping. Boating is one of the primary reasons people camp at Cottonwood Cove Campground.
There are 145 campsites at Cottonwood Cove Campground for tent and RV camping, all of which offer full RV hookups as well as a picnic table, fire ring, and access to bathrooms with showers. A laundry facility is also available onsite. Supplies are available at the nearby Cottonwood Cove Marina and Resort. Tent camping in the summer is not recommended at Cottonwood Cove Campground due to the high temperatures.
Cottonwood Cove Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||145 Campsites|
|RV/Trailer Length:||Up to 35 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Full Hookups available|
|Cell Phone Service:||None|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Other:||Laundry facility available|
|Geo Coordinates:||35.487820, -114.696109|
|Nearest City/Town:||Laughlin, Nevada|
|Location:||Clark County, Nevada|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Cottonwood Cove Marina and Resort is located less than half a mile away|
|Directions:||From Laughlin, Nevada head north on NV-163, turn right onto US-95. Turn right at West Cottonwood Cove Road and continue for 14 miles. The upper loop of Cottonwood Cove Campground will be on your right. The lower loop is about a mile further east near the river.|
|Web:||National Park Service|
|Reservations:||Available via Cottonwood Cove Marina and Resort|
When To Go
Late Summer – Spring – Cottonwood Cove Campground is popular in spring and early summer with Lake Mojave boaters. During Winter it is a destination for Snowbirds. During the mid-late summer temperatures can exceed 100 degrees daily.
Monday 11/20 0%
High 73° / Low 56°
Partly cloudy. High 73F. Winds N at 10 to 20 mph.
Tuesday 11/21 0%
High 82° / Low 66°
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 82F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
Wednesday 11/22 0%
High 85° / Low 62°
Sunny. Record high temperatures expected. High near 85F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 11/23 0%
High 87° / Low 60°
Mainly sunny. Near record high temperatures. High 87F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 11/24 0%
High 86° / Low 58°
Mostly sunny skies. High 86F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday 11/25 0%
High 86° / Low 59°
Mainly sunny. High 86F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Boating – The most popular activity in the area is boating. Lake Mohave is directly accessible from the campground.
Image Credits: Lake Mead NRA via Flickr