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Cottonwood Camp

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The owners at Cottonwood are working really hard to continually improve the resort. Our cabin was almost completely reworked from last year, with new bathrooms, ceiling, walls, front door, and spraying to limit the indoor pests. The staff, as always, was very friendly and helpful. Used Ian as a guide and he was great... really made our trip a success...

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York, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I stayed at Cottonwood to fish the Bighorn. The duplex had everything we needed for our stay. The room was clean and quiet. Ian guided us on the river except for the last day, Phil was our guide. Both were were knowledgeable, hard working and fun to be around. All the staff were friendly, courteous and willing...

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Crockett, United States
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Hello All, Like savvy fisher-people, we'd like to say it stunk (guard your spots!), but it didn't. 😉 Trip Advisor "overall rating" - Excellent - Definitely. Details, if you're so inclined: Judy and I have been out West and beyond, hiking, fly-fishing, etc. quite a bit over the years. At this point in our lives we have more free time...

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Amy M, Owner at Cottonwood Camp, responded to this review

It is guests like Judy and MD that make owning Cottonwood Camp such a pleasure! We look forward to your return. On the next visit, I will join in the fishing (and catching) fun also!!

Homewood, Illinois
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We stayed her the last 3 nights of my husbands dream vacation. It was nice, clean & quiet. We stayed in a cabin (the Motel) with 2 bedrooms & a nice full kitchen. Not many women, mostly men & drift boats ! I don't fish, but my husband does & it was a nice campground to hang out in. I...

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Amy M, Owner at Cottonwood Camp, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your time at Cottonwood Camp even though you are not a fisherwoman! We have seen more and more wives come with their husbands and it has been a delight. Please stay tuned on our website and FaceBook page for more opportunities for non-fishy folks!

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here 12 days in a travel trailer. I fished while she hung out at the campground. The place was amazing, nice sites, great staff, reasonable rates. Our stay was one of the best we had on our trip, 15,000 miles from Pa. to Alaska. Everyone was friendly and willing to help. Would highly recommend anyone...

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Amy M, Owner at Cottonwood Camp, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have Jim and his wife as our guests at Cottonwood Camp. We look forward to seeing you again on another trip West!

Corona, California
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Let's be candid. This is NOT the place you want to take your wife (unless she is also a die hard fisherman). It is basic. It is minimalistic. But it has everything you need for a hotel for your fly fishing vacation: acceptable (but not great) beds, good air conditioning, and an eat-in kitchen with a full-size fridge, oven and...

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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is he 12th year a group of fly fishing Trouters and I have stayed at Cottonwood Camp while we float the Bighorn wonderful Tailwater trout fishery with outfitter Dave Johnson and his guides. We love it...clean, comfortable and affordable, close to access and takeout points, with great a/c's to cool our afternoon naps after a hot 8 hours on...

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Amy M, Owner at Cottonwood Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for being a long-time guest at Cottonwood Camp!

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Met many brethren at Cottonwood this year. MD and Judy from Texas and their minnie RV. Jerry and Natalie from Tampa and their solar powered 5th wheel. My wife Terri and I found the rustic charm inviting and the enthusiasm of the people inspirational. Come once for the fishing. Come back again and commune with kindred spirits. For big rig...

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Amy M, Owner at Cottonwood Camp, responded to this review

It was such a pleasure to have Byron and Terri at Cottonwood Camp! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Billings, Montana
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We have stayed in these cabins many times while boating at Bighorn Canyon. We have loved this place but have learned that their prices have increased and are now charging per person, making it too expensive to stay with a group. We had to change our weekend plans and won't stay here now. We are disappointed because we had found...

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Amy M, Owner at Cottonwood Camp, responded to this review

For the last several years Cottonwood has charged a base price along with an additional per person charge for anything over the base. This is not a new pricing structure this year.

Rush City, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I was a bit apprehensive about accompanying my husband on a fishing trip last summer since I am not a fisher. I am happy to say that Cottonwood Camp pleased both of us. He enjoyed his days of fishing, and I enjoyed my days of hiking, nature photography, and reading. The staff members were friendly and helpful. Our cabin was...

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Amy M, Owner at Cottonwood Camp, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you and your husband enjoyed your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cottonwood Camp is a full-service campground next to the famous Big Horn River. We have 14 cabins, 9 full hook-up sites, 10 electric/water sites and 20 tent sites offering lots of shade. All cabins offer a kitchen and gas grills for cooking. Most cabins have bathrooms inside the cabins. We also have 2 bath houses with clean showers and a full service fly shop. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cottonwood Camp

Address: 270 Cottonwood Camp Road, Fort Smith, MT 59035
Region: United States > Montana > Fort Smith
Price Range: £12 - £135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 53
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“All the same ... you are within a mile”
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“Big Horn River Fishing”
Flyfsh1, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
“best camp sites are the last 2 full hook up sites closest to the tent camping area.”
935tonyk, 7 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Smallest rooms a bit small for four, but OK for two or three”
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