Dead Indian Campground

Area Status: Open
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This campground hosts 10 campsites and a trailhead across State Highway 296. The trail climbs along Dead Indian Creek, through the Absaroka Wilderness, across Dead Indian Meadows, and up to the summit of Dead Indian Peak.

16-day stay limit
Water: Not available
This site is not accessible to persons with mobility impairments
No cell service

Notes: Adjacent corrals at trailhead across Hwy 296.  Maximum spur 32 feet.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: The south loop will stay open year round
Reservations: First come first serve
Fees: $10/Night for a single unit
Open Season: May of 2024
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Special Order 04-00-104 related to food storage and sanitation applies.
Closest Towns: Cody, WY
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet(s)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Clarks Fork Ranger District in Cody, telephone 307.527.6921

General Information


From Cody, travel north on State Highway 120 for 16 miles. Turn left (west) on Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (State Highway 296). Travel west about 16 miles to the campground. Be advised, steep switchbacks.

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 10 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

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