Spend Your 4th of July at Cottonwood Cove

The 4th of July falls on a Wednesday this year, which means we'll be celebrating all week long!  We've got an action-packed schedule of events, so now is the perfect time to enjoy Cottonwood Cove for a whole week.  If you can't make it a week vacation, Cottonwood Cove will be the place to be on the weekend before and after the holiday.  We've also included fun 4th of July Trivia in today's blog to keep you entertained until you can get out of the office and enjoy the holiday.

Not only do we have fun holiday events planned, but Cottonwood Cove also has amazing amenities that are fun for the whole family.  We have the most modern campground in the midwest, an amazing lodge with a restaurant and multiple bars, an incredible riverfront stage with live music, and a marina on the Missouri River.  This summer, we just added a brand new swim up bar, playground, and riverfront front RV lot.  Grab your friends and family and come enjoy everything Cottonwood Cove has to offe…

Do NOT Miss the Exciting Cottonwood Reunion on Saturday, June 16, 2018!

The Cottonwood has been around in some form since the late 1960's. It has been a HUGE name for The Cottonwood Cove of today to live up to, but with hard work and the help of all of you, we're doing it! Some things have changed over the years, but the vision of a great place for everyone who loves the outdoors, the river, boating, biking, and now camping has always been the same for our RV Resort & Marina on the Missouri River. On Saturday, June 16, 2018, we will celebrate all that we've been, that we are now, and that we will become at a great big exciting Cottonwood Reunion! 

Countless people over the last few decades have made some of their favorite memories right here on the Missouri River. (Or as we fondly like to call it, the longest lake in the state!) Most of those memories are wonderful, but even the not-so-great ones have done their part to get us to where we are today. This is a very popular vacation destination in the Midwest where everyone is welcome to enjo…

The 2018 Tribute Band Concert Series at The Cottonwood Cove

The best live music in the Midwest comes from the riverfront stage at our RV Resort & Marina on the Missouri River. Most musical acts perform songs from a variety of popular bands, and sometimes even a few songs of their very own. This summer, throughout July and August, The Cottonwood Cove has an incredible lineup of tribute bands to entertain you every Saturday.

A tribute band is one that covers only the songs of one particular artist that has become well-known and well-loved over their career rather than lots of different artists. Often, they are so good, it seems like you are actually listening to the original band perform the music! That is definitely the case with the lineup we have in store for you this season. 

July 7
Bad Medicine: A Tribute to Bon Jovi
With years of experience emulating their favorite band, Bad Medicine has the look, sound, and professionalism that is second to none. They are one of the few Bon Jovi tribute bands that have had the opportunity to meet Jon Bon …

5 Great Ways to Enjoy Your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is here! Just in case you are searching for a few fun things to do over this 3-day holiday weekend, The Cottonwood Cove has a few great suggestions for you. 

This is the time of year when it's a joy to fire up the grill and dine outside. The outdoor areas of The Cottonwood Cove members at our RV Resort & Marina in Nebraska each have their own look and style, most of which include excellent spots to enjoy a picnic with friends and family. 

Of course, if you don't feel like cooking, the Lodge has lots of outdoor seating available. Come on over and grab a seat and we'll be happy to take care of the cooking as well as the cleanup when you're done!  

Explore Nature
If you are a boat or RV owner, you undoubtedly love spending time outside appreciating all that nature has to offer. The scenic beauty surrounding our vacation destination on the Missouri River (or what we lovingly like to call the "longest lake in the state!") is a nature lov…

Our Incredible Live Music Lineup For Memorial Day Weekend 2018!

Memorial Day Weekend 2018 is almost here, and our popular Midwest vacation destination is gearing up to make it an exciting weekend you'll never forget! Of course, you need to be here at The Cottonwood Cove to experience it so that you can make those unforgettable memories. Start making plans now to spend your entire holiday weekend right here with us. 

Memorial Day Weekend Music
The outdoor fun waiting for you at The Cottonwood Cove is a given; boating, swimming, grilling, drinking, etc... We've also got our fantastic Lodge if you need to get out of the sun for a bit but aren't quite ready to head back to your RV. 

Anyone that's ever been to our little slice of heaven in Nebraska knows that we also host some of the best live music in the Midwest on our amazing outdoor, riverfront stage. For Memorial Day Weekend, we've outdone ourselves with an unbelievable band lineup! Also, we're normally closed on Mondays but we'll have the Lodge open on Memorial Day Monday…

Fun Fishing Tournaments Coming To The Cottonwood Cove

If you're a fishing enthusiast, then our incredible marina & RV resort on the Missouri River is the perfect place for you! Throughout the season there are all kinds of fishing tournaments happening at The Cottonwood Cove, and today we've got the details on two of them for you. Mark your calendars now!

Carp City Open
May 20
The Tekamah, NE/"Carp City Open" is a non-profit organization that has been around since 1977. They sponsor a fishing tournament every month on a Sunday, and The Cottonwood Cove will be home to this great day of fishing on Sunday, May 20, 2018. There will be an 8 am shotgun start taking off from our marina, and the tournament will end at 1 pm SHARP! 

Each boat may contain a team of 2 adult members and unlimited junior members. Membership for anyone 16 years and older is $15 each, and junior memberships are free. There is a $15 entry fee per boat, due at the beginning of each tournament. You can find out more about this group on their Facebook page

Carp-O-Rama 2018 is May 12 - Are You Registered Yet?

One of the perks of having an RV resort & marina on the Missouri River is the immediate access to all kinds of fun on the water. This means plenty of fishing tournaments, including the upcoming Carp-O-Rama 2018! After a full day of fishing, everyone will meet up at The Cottonwood Cove for the weigh-in, followed by a night full of delicious food, incredible drinks, and amazing live music.

The Details
The Carp-O-Rama Bowfishing Tournament will take place on Saturday, May 12 from 7 am-5pm. There will be 2 divisions this year - Lake and River. The tournament zone is Sioux City, NE to Rulo, NE. You may not go north of Ponca State Park. Teams can launch from any boat ramp in the zone, east of Hwy 75 and west of I-29 in Iowa and Nebraska. 
Lake Division: Any public lake from Sioux City to Rulo between I-29 and Hwy. 75. The format for the Lake Division is total weight.River Division: This falls within the same space limit as the Lake Division, and teams cannot go past the south boat ramp at …