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Cottonwood Lake

San Isabel National Forest, Buena Vista, CO 81236
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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful area with a stocked lake. Many camping areas, both formal and boondocking. Hiking, 4x4ing, jeeping with a town ( Buena Vista) fairly close. Two fee areas. One for camping and one day use.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We spent four nights at the Cottonwood national Forrest campground. The fishing at cottonwood lake was great, the senery was breathtaking. The primitive toilets were clean and well kept. The campground very nice and peaceful at night.

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Fort Lupton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Been to Buena Vista MANY, MANY, MANY times, and this is our first time to visit Cottonwood Lake! Very beautiful setting! We camped up the road in the campground, and enjoyed our site very much. Quiet campground!

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Wichita, Kansas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Quiet and not far from Buena Vista. Choice of pay sites or where I camped to the west side of the lake with free tent and rv camping.

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Denver, CO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A short drive down an unpaved road takes you to this cute little lake. There were several people fishing when I visited, so it must be a good fishin' hole. I believe that it must be very pretty in that area in the fall.

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Christoval, Tx
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Very nice high country lake for fishing. About 20 minutes west of BV. It was windy on the day we visited, but that is common in Colorado

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longmont, colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Road going in is a bit bumpy but the scenery is nice and deer plentiful. A lot of people fishing and enjoying the lake.

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