The Cotton Lake Recreation Area includes a boat ramp, day-use area and seven campsites that are available by reservation. Campsites 1 through 4 are accessible to RVs, trailers and tents, while campsites 5 through 7 are tent-only sites. Each campsite can hold a maximum of eight people and two vehicles. This recreation area offers picnic tables, fire rings, pedestal grills and a portable toilet. The campsites do not have power, water or waste disposal hookups.
The day-use area is open from dawn to dusk and launching and retrieval of boats is allowed at all times.