Cottonwood Lake Boating Site, CO

US Forest Service

Cottonwood Lake Boating Site

Cottonwood Lake is an 40 acre, man-made lake that serves as one of the water sources for the town of Buena Vista, Colorado. A large picnic area with handicapped accessible fishing docks is located...[more]



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From the stoplight in Buena Vista, Colorado, travel west for about 4 blocks on West Main Street. This street continues west outside of the town limits and becomes County Road 306. Stay on CR 306 for about 6 miles to County Road 344 and the sign that indicates a left turn to Cottonwood Lake. Stay on this road for 3 miles to the lake. The boat ramp is located about .5 miles west of the picnic area along the north shore of the lake.

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