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
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.


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Wind sports

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Off-roading (OHV)

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Snow sports

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Whitewater paddling

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Wildlife watching

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Natural features you'll find at Deadman Campground.

River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
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B Douglas J.
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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.
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March 31st, 2019
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September 20th, 2017
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February 5th, 2017
Stanislaus National Forest
United States
Phone Number
(209) 532-3671
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38.32° N, 119.749° W
Tent / RV / Trailer: 17 Sites
(Up to people per site)
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