Deadman Campground is within walking distance of Kennedy Meadows. The campground is located at a loop in the Stanislaus River, beside the Kennedy Meadows Road and about a ½ mile from Highway 108. The small campground has a good number of wonderful campsites close to the river, including 2 double sites and 2 walk-in sites.
At nearby Kennedy Meadows Pack Station they offer trail rides into the Emigrant Wilderness. Or for the more adventurous, they will pack you and your gear into a wilderness campsite. The drive up to the summit of Sonora Pass is steep and at times narrow, but the views are spectacular. For a guide to the best fishing around Kennedy Meadows, see Dave's Sierra Fishing - Kennedy Meadows.
Key Stanislaus National Forest Camping Regulations
- Limit of 3 tents or 1 RV or trailer per site
- A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) parked at campsite.
General Camping Information
Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate