Dead Swede Campground

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

photo of dead swede tombstone

Dead Swede Campground and the nearby Dead Swede Picnic Ground, are named for the gentleman whose grave is located there. The campground is located east of U.S. Highway 14, the Bighorn Scenic Byway. It's proximity to the South Tongue River makes it a popular area for anglers.

At a Glance

Reservations: This site can be reserved by calling Toll Free 1-877-444-6777 (International 518-885-3639 or TDD 877-833-6777) or on-line.
Fees $18 per night.  Additional vehicle $9. Limit 2 vehicles per site and 8 people per site.  13 sites reservable.
Open Season: June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: 14 day stay limit
Closest Towns: Dayton, WY
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire: Gallatin Canyon Campgrounds
Information Center: Host resides onsite, Tongue Ranger District

General Information


From Dayton, WY, take US 14 west for about 40.2 miles to Tie Flume/Dead Swede and Forest System Road (FSR) 26 signs. Turn left onto FSR 26 and go another 4.7 miles.  Campground is on the left.

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