Description

Aside from its cool name, Deadman Campground offers a quiet, wooded experience along the Stanislaus River. It’s got on-site comfort basics like water and toilets, but leaves room for spontaneity's spark with a first-come, first-served policy. Just a mile from Highway 108, you’ll be an easy drive from civilization (read: food and gas), yet a limited number of sites (and walk-in options) lend a feeling of closeness to nature and serenity. Oh, and you get to say you went camping at Deadman.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
17 sites
Up to guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

If you’re into mountain biking, or if you’re just curious, bring your two-wheeler out to Stanislaus for expert and beginner tra...Read more

Boating

Wanna zip around with your small motorboat across clear water surrounded by towering granite peaks? Not only can you do that in...Read more

Fishing

Stanislaus is busting with lakes and ponds, which means it’s fishing galore. Catch some pretty rainbow trout, like this guy. ...Read more

Hiking

Hiking through Stanislaus is a unique geological experience, whether you’re big into geology or not. You can see granite glacia...Read more

Horseback riding

400 miles of horseback riding trails and plenty of horse-friendly base camps make Stanislaus the ideal adventure for you and yo...Read more

Paddling

If you have a paddle boat of any kind, you’ll want to bring it out while you’re here. Kayak or canoe through the Utica and Uni...Read more

Wind sports

That’s right water babies, you can even windsurf here. Cherry Lake is the place to be for windsurfing, so if that’s your thi...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

If you’ve been itching for some mind-blowing scenery to try out your new four-wheeler, this would be the place to do it. You ca...Read more

Climbing

With all the epic rock formations here, you know there are gonna be some sweet climbing options. Calaveras Ranger District ha...Read more

Snow sports

In the winter months, Stanislaus becomes a snowy wonderland (well, really, at high elevations, there’s snow for most of the yea...Read more

Swimming

Waterfalls, epic swimming holes, and beautiful pristine lakes are scattered throughout Stanislaus. The first thing we would rec...Read more

Whitewater paddling

If a relaxing dip or leisurely paddle isn’t exactly what you’re looking for, there are some rapids for you to conquer too. You ...Read more

Wildlife watching

Of course such a beautiful landscape is bound to be the home of equally awesome creatures. Bell Creek is a great place to chi...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Deadman Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Hipcamper B Douglas
B Douglas J.
didn't provide a recommendation.
September 20th, 2017

This is a fine little campground located right on the Stanislaus River. There are two walking campsites, 1 & 2, that are great if you're tent camping and don't mind walking with your gear down into the sites. These two sites are right on the river and fairly secluded from the rest of the campground. The rest of the sites are good but the river side one's are wonderful but hard to get I'm sure. Three out houses are clean and there is water. Your 1/3 mile from the Kennedy Meadows resort with showers and a restaurant which I hear is good.

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Hipcamper Brittany C.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2019
Hipcamper B Douglas J.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2017
Hipcamper David K.
recommends this listing.
February 5th, 2017
Park
Stanislaus National Forest
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(209) 532-3671
Directions
View on Google Maps
Official Website
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Coordinates
38.32° N, 119.749° W
$20/night
Tent / RV / Trailer: 17 Sites
(Up to people per site)

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