Name: Cozy Cove Campground
Cozy Cove Campground is located on a hill that is surrounded by Deadwood Reservoir on 3 sides. There is a mature mixed pine forest which provides plenty of shade. The reservoir provides the recreation here whether it be fishing, boating, water skiing, canoeing, kayaking or swimming. The majority of the campsites have direct access to the lake but not all.
Campsites: There are 16 campsites each has a picnic table and fire ring. The road, driveways and sites are dirt. The setting is a natual pine forest. The campground is on a hill so most campsites have a slope to them but not real steep.
Host on Site: No
Water: Yes, there is a hand pump equipped well for drinking water.
Garbage Services: No
Electricity Available: No
Restroom: There is a vault style outhouse available. It was fairly clean but very low on toilet paper.
Handicap Accessible: The outhouse is handicap accessible but that's about all.
Pets: Pets are allowed but must be on a leash. This campground is busy enough that they need to be on a leash.
Picnic Area: There are primitive spots around the lake for a picnic but no designated site.
Recreation: Recreation in this area is primarily related to the lake. Fishing, boating, canoeing, kayaking, swimming. However there are a few hiking trails also and later in the year hunting begins.
Fishing: Ther are trout and salmon in the reservoir however we had little luck catching anything big enough to keep.
Boating: Yes, there is a small boat ramp. The lake is open to water skiing but I am not sure I have ever seen anybody doing anything other than fishing.
Swimming: There are no designated swimming areas but there are some very nice beaches that appear as the water levels drop.
Hiking: Check out Idaho Trails Map.
Wildlife: Deer, elk and crane are common here. Black bear and wolves live in this area also. There use to be a sign warning of the wolves but I didn't see it this year.
Additional Camping Opportunities: There are 4 campgrounds around Deadwood Reservoir. So check out Riverside, Barney's, Howers and Cozy Cove. There is a large primitive camping area at a grvel bar type boat launch near Riverside Campground. Other primitive camping is available in various locations around the lake and on the Deadwood River north of the reservoir.
Phone service: None
Nearby Services: It is a long trip to town so plan on bring everything you might need with you.
RV Dumping Site: No
Location/Driving instructions: I have included this GoogleMap to help you find you way. Oh, if you are thinking of coming up forest road 555 I would not recommend it with a trailer. Either way the road is likely to be rough.
Elevation: 5320 Feet
Reviewed Date: July 2020
Fees And Reservations: For the 2020 season the campsites cost $12 per day. To reserve your campsite or to check on the current fees go to recreation.gov.
This information is accurate as of the date of the review.
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