Where to Fish Cottonwood Lake


Cottonwood Lake is a beautiful lake located at timberline in the Crazy Mountains. The area receives moderate amount of use. The lake is managed as a Yellowstone cutthroat trout fishery.

Size 9.2 acres
Elevation 8,944.6 ft.
Directions The access to Cottonwood Lake is across private land. Follow a maintained trail up Cottonwood Creek.
Status of the Fishery In 2014 an FWP crew sampled Cottonwood Lake using a gill net. Yellowstone cutthroat trout were the only fish present. The average length of the fish was 11.8 inches.
Township/Range/Section 03N 11E 3
Latitude/Longitude 46.0383 -110.34077
FWP Region Region 3 
County Park
Fishing District Central
Type: MTNLAKE
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Year Species Abbrv Length Weight M/C Count Sex Mort Hook Scar Disease Scales Otolith Fin Clip Tag Comment Genetics Age Stomach Intercept Slope Gear Equipment Trip Date Pass/Run Water Section Lat/Down Lon/Down Lat/Up Lon/Up
Year Angler Days Std. Error
2015 402 245
2011 187 148
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