The Cottonwood Camp Overnight Fly Fishing Adventure, located one mile upstream of the South Fork Hilton, takes anglers into the heart of the South Fork Canyon for a two-day fly fishing experience on one of the premier dry fly fishing rivers in the Rocky Mountain West. Nestled against the cliffs of the South Fork Canyon in aspens and cottonwoods, the Cottonwood Camp creates a personal and quiet experience only 1 hour from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Your first day on the water will be spent casting to the banks and structure from the drift boat, hunting sippers and picky trout on riffles, or wading up side channels. With no time constraints, your guide will row you deep into the South Fork Canyon to reach the Cottonwood Camp where a warm comfortable fire and a mouth-watering meal are being prepared for you streamside by the private camp chef. Complementary wine and beer are stocked at camp and appetizers and hors d’oeuvres will be waiting while the guide gets you acquainted to your own private wall tent complete with sleeping bags, cots, carpet, and wash towels.
Morning starts with coffee and juice as the chef prepares a wonderful breakfast. The second day is a long 16 miles of braided water, deep within the Canyon, giving anglers the opportunity to see all aspects of fly fishing. Floating your hopper pattern along the overhanging brush, sight casting to schools of rising trout on the gravel bars, or wading up some of the tiny side channels to catch big elusive browns are just a few examples of the diversity this river has to offer. Maybe even try your luck at the “South Fork Grand Slam” – Native Cutthroat (Yellowstone or Snake River Fine Spotted Subspecies), Rainbow, Brown Trout and Cutt-bow! Similar to the South Fork Hilton, the Cottonwood Camp Overnight is able to accommodate 8 anglers of all levels and age groups. Please make reservations early; we do not want anyone to miss one of the greatest and most unique fly fishing experiences in the Jackson Hole area. Bureau of Land Management and Caribou-Targhee National Forests Permitee. Equal Opportunity Provider.
Check out our South Fork Fly Fishing Report.
COTTONWOOD CAMP COOK GEOFF JOHNSON:
Geoff Johnson was born with a cast iron skillet in his hand on a beautiful fall day in Dallas, Texas. He misspent most of his youth fishing, hunting, and getting run out of his momma’s kitchen. Along the way he learned how to dodge a wooden spatula as well as the importance of good home cooking from scratch.
“There was never any of them new fangled cake mixes in a box or just add water gravy packets in my momma’s kitchen. No sir, she made everything from scratch.” The lessons he learned in those childhood years have not been lost on Geoff. He continues to cook from scratch and still uses the recipes he learned in his mom’s kitchen. His interest in cowboy culture led him to learn how to cook with a Dutch oven, fashioning cobblers and biscuits just like the old camp Cookies of the cattle drive era. Besides his fly fishing equipment Geoff considers his collection of cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens some of his most prized possessions. All of which he’d like to add are seasoned to perfection.
Yeti Coolers is the official cooler and insulated provider of WorldCast Anglers Cottonwood Camp.