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

Campground Type: Organized
Number of Campsites: 145 Campsites
Cost: $30/night
Use Level: Medium
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Fire Rings: Yes
Drinking Water: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Showers: Yes
Trash/Dumpsters: Yes
Hiking Access: Yes
Beach/Lake Access: Yes
RV/Trailer Length: Up to 35 Feet
RV/Trailer Amenities: Full Hookups available
Cell Phone Service: None
Wifi: None
Operating Season: Campground open year-round
Other: Laundry facility available

Getting There

Geo Coordinates: 35.487820, -114.696109
Nearest City/Town: Laughlin, Nevada
Elevation: 700 Feet
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.


Phone: (702) 297-1464
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.

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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

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