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Cottonwood Lake

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Address: San Isabel National Forest, Buena Vista, CO 81236
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Great fishing

We had a good time fishing here and the scenery was beautiful. The trout were quite small and we threw them back. But it was well worth the trip. We will definitely visit again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Wortham, Texas
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Wortham, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We had a good time fishing here and the scenery was beautiful. The trout were quite small and we threw them back. But it was well worth the trip. We will definitely visit again!

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Tulsa Ok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Cottonwood Pass was open, and traveling to the lake was a little out of the way but just beautiful. I would like to visit again and fish!! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The views were amazing and the fish we caught were huge. We did catch one carp that we threw away, but every other fish was edible. Come here!!!

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Holdrege, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We needed to get away while in town and didn't want to spend money. Burning a little gas was a very inexpensive way to spend the afternoon seeing God's splendor!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We went there twice on our stay in Buena Vista. So relaxing and we enjoyed an excellent picnic accompanied by some cute local blue jays and amazing views.

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Buena Vista, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great lake to take the family for a time of fishing and picnicking. There is a nice campground with hookups close by the lake.

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 via mobile

First of all, this lake is not in downtown Buena Vista as the TripAdvisor App map indicates. It is about 10 miles outside of town. To get there take CR 306 (Main Street), which is paved, west out of Buena Vista. Go about 7 miles to come to CR 344 to the left. This road is not paved and can... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a great lake for fishing or kayaking. It is in a quiet area which is part of the San Isabel National Forest. There are lots of hiking trails, picnic facilities available. It also appeared that there was a boat launch and pier. We had a lovely morning here with our family just fishing from the docks.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The tranquility of Cottonwood Lake is incredible. I have never gone to this lake and not caught a fish - although some fish have definitely been small!

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Santa Fe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stopped here for a moment to watercolor - what a fantastic setting! I would recommend this - popular fishing hole too.

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Address: Address: San Isabel National Forest, Buena Vista, CO 81236
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Buena Vista

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