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Cottonwood Lake State Recreation Area

Park Snapshot

.5e, .5s of Merriman
240 acres (60 water)

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(AreaID: 53)

Contact Information:
Cottonwood Lake SRA
PO Box 38
Merriman,  NE  69218-0038
Phone: (308) 684-3428


Cottonwood has a typical sandhills lake encompassing 60 acres and 180 acres of land adjacent. The area is partially forested and offers power boating and picnicking. The area has a playground.


Located near the Arthur Bowring Ranch State Historical Park.

Overnight Accomodations
Camping Facilities:
30 non-pad sites without electricity

Cottonwood SRA has 30 non-designated campsites. Water is available.

Camping: Yes

Water: Yes
Modern Restroom: No
Dump Station: No
Showers: No
Laundry: No

Lodging: No

Cabins: 0
Rooms: 0
Dorms: 0
Food Service: No

Trails: No

Hiking: 0 miles
M. Bike: 0 miles
Horse: 0 miles
Trail Rides: No
Allow Horses: No

Picnicking: Yes

Picnic Tables: 17
Grills: 6
Shelters: 2
Shelters w/ elec.: 0

Boating: Yes

Types: All
Ramps: 1
Docks: 1
Fuel Avail.: No
Boat Rental: No
River Access: No

Fishing: Yes

Cleaning Stations: 0

Swimming: No

Pools: 0
Beaches: 0

Concessions: No

Visitor Center: No

Office on Site: No

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