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. Deadman 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 Deadman Campground Regulations
- Avoid the spread of invasive insects by obtaining firewood locally.
- Dogs should be on leash and attended at all times.
- There is a limit of 3 tents or 1 RV or trailer per site.
- A maximum of 2 licensed vehicles (includes trailers of all kinds) may be parked at each 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.