Cottonwood Springs Campground 33°44’42″N 115°48’45″W Elevation 3121′
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From the south, enter the park off I-10 on Cottonwood Springs Road, 25 miles west of Indio.
62 sites, water and flush toilets, a good tent site; crowded on weekends. Group camping by reservation – 3 sites.
Season:Open all year.
Nearby Hiking Trails:
Mastodon Peak Trail: 3-mile roundtrip, 2-3 hours, difficulty level is moderate. Trail begins at the Cottonwood Spring or Cottonwood Campground. On this trail you will see excellent views of the Eagle Mountains and Salton Sea. Summit elevation is 3371 feet. Lost Palms Trail: 8.0 miles one way, 4 – 6 hours, Moderate level. Canyon with numerous palm stands.
Nearby 4×4 Trails:
Old Dale Road ~ Gold Crown Road to Pinto Basin. 4WD Required, also excellent Mountain Bike Trail. Time by Car: 1.5 to 2 hours Distance: 23 Miles (one way)
This is the most ‘developed’ campground in the park.
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