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.
Tuesday 10/16 0%
High 76° / Low 59°
Decreasing cloudiness and windy. High 76F. Winds N at 25 to 35 mph.
Wednesday 10/17 0%
High 80° / Low 61°
A mainly sunny sky. High near 80F. Winds N at 15 to 25 mph.
Thursday 10/18 0%
High 82° / Low 58°
Sunny and windy. High 82F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
Friday 10/19 0%
High 86° / Low 62°
Windy with lots of sunshine. High 86F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
Saturday 10/20 0%
High 87° / Low 66°
Windy with a few clouds from time to time. High 87F. Winds N at 20 to 30 mph.
Sunday 10/21 40%
High 84° / Low 64°
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. High 84F. Winds NNW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
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