Cottonwood Lower Campground is located near Searchlight, Nevada, along Lake Mohave. It’s open year-round and features paved sites that can accommodate tents or RVs, along with tables, fire pits and/or grills. Restrooms and water spigots are located throughout the campsite. Temperatures usually surpass 100F (37C) degrees June-August. In May and September, daytime highs are around 90F (32C). October-April, temperatures are much cooler. Lows can dip to freezing temps December-February. The area averages 4 inches of rain each year. There is lush vegetation that provides shade.
Cottonwood Cove is located right next to a picnic area with grills and a sandy beach along Lake Mohave. You can walk on over for a swim, and free loaner life jackets are available to borrow for the day. If you prefer to venture out onto the lake, there is a launch ramp next to the beach for your own boat, or you can rent one from the marina. The marina also has a café, store and motel for your friends who want to join your adventure but aren’t into camping.
Each campsite provides space for up to eight people with one camping unit, i.e., motor home or camp trailer. A maximum of two motorized vehicles, four motorcycles or combination thereof if towed or carried on or by a camper may occupy a site. Paved roads lead to each site, and the sites are asphalt. There are multiple water spigots and restrooms spread out throughout the campground. The restrooms have sinks and toilets. There are no showers. Accessible sites are available. An RV dump station and water refill station are located near the entrance to the area Cottonwood Cove area on the right.
Cottonwood Cove Lower Campground has lush vegetation that shades nearly every campsite. There is a mix of palm trees, oleanders, mature cottonwood trees and native vegetation that also helps provide privacy between sites. Wildlife in the area includes many species of birds and lizards along with antelope squirrels and the occasional coyote. Wildflowers are abundant in this area in the spring.
Searchlight, Nevada, is a small town with a big history. The Searchlight Museum shares the stories of the mining community, along with the town’s notable Academy Award winner, revolutionary pilot and Senate Majority Leader. The town also offers some restaurants, a library, a community center and casinos.
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