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Address: San Isabel National Forest, Buena Vista, CO 81236
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So relaxing

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2014
Barbara F
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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225 reviews 225 reviews
74 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
31 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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