DEAD SWEDE, WY

Dead Swede Campground is located just off the Bighorn Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14) near the Burgess Overlook and Woodrock areas at an elevation of 8,400 feet. The Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number...
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Know Before You Go
  • The administering organization reserves the right to substitute sites without prior notice
  • Groups larger than 20 people must camp elsewhere; Willow Park, Hettinger, Ranger Creek Recreation Area or Pine Island offer group camping
  • Two non-towed vehicles allowed per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle will be charged an extra $9.00 fee at the campground
  • Firewood bundles may be purchased from the campground host.
  • Click here for more information on the Bighorn National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing organisms by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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DEAD SWEDE MANAGEMENT 8 50 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 40 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 60 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 50 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 55 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 58 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 42 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 45 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 34 Back-In
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DEAD SWEDE STANDARD NONELECTRIC 8 Accessible 60 Back-In
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Dead Swede Campground is located just off the Bighorn Scenic Byway (U.S. Highway 14) near the Burgess Overlook and Woodrock areas at an elevation of 8,400 feet.

The Bighorn National Forest offers a wide variety of activities, including hiking, fishing, scenic driving and a number of historic sites.

Natural Features:

The campground is situated on the banks of the South Tongue River in the Bighorn Mountains, where craggy granite peaks rise over 13,000 feet above sea level. A forest of lodgepole pines covers the area, creating great wildlife habitat.

Recreation:

Off-road vehicle trails, scenic jeep roads, hiking, fishing and canoeing are available in the surrounding area. Diverse hikes vary from loop trails to treks along creeks and over mountain peaks; many trails access the Cloud Peak Wilderness.

Nearby Sibley Lake is open to non-motorized craft and offers an accessible fishing dock on the shoreline. Anglers fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout.

Facilities:

The campground offers several single-family sites, two of which are accessible, each equipped with a picnic table and campfire ring with grill. Accessible vault toilets, drinking water and trash collection are provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Decades ago, many trees in the Tie Flume area were cut for railroad ties. Remnants of the old splash dams and tie flumes are found on the nearby river.

Burgess Junction Visitor Center is 10 miles north. Shell Falls Visitor Center, at the overlook of Shell Falls, is about 21 miles southwest. Both centers offer interpretive trails, scenic views and educational displays about natural features like flora and fauna, and area history.

Bear Lodge, Elk View Inn and other nearby lodges provide guided horseback riding and fishing adventures, off-road vehicle rentals and fishing supplies, as well as dining options, showers and general stores.

The Red Gulch Dinosaur Tracksite, near the town of Shell, is the largest of its kind in the state and one of only a few in the world from the Middle Jurassic Period. The tracks found here are approximately 167 million years old.

Booking Window
Mon Jul 28 2014 - Sat Jan 24 2015

Reservations must be made 4 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Mon Jun 09 2014 Mon Sep 15 2014
Peak Thu Jun 11 2015 Mon Sep 14 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Accessible Vault Toilets
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water (Hand Pump)
  • Firewood Vendor
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Off-Road Vehicle Trails
  • Picnic Area
  • Trash Collection
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • Biking
  • Dump Station
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Lodging
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy

Special Policy Applicable to this Facility
Two non-towed vehicles allowed per site. The first vehicle is included in the basic fee; the second vehicle will be charged an extra $9.00 fee at the campground.
Firewood bundles may be purchased from the campground host.

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 09 2014 -
Sep 15 2014
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
MANAGEMENT N/A
Peak Season
Jun 11 2015 -
Sep 14 2015
STANDARD NONELECTRIC $15.00
MANAGEMENT N/A

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
44.68917, -107.44667
44°41'21"N, 107°26'48"W

From Dayton, Wyoming, travel 26.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 14 to Burgess Junction. Continue 5 miles south on U.S. Highway 14, then turn east onto Forest Road 26 and travel about 5 miles east to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

DEAD SWEDE
Forest Road 26
DAYTON  WY  82836

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)587-9054
Additional Information