Dead Swede Campground

Bighorn National Forest

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Primary Forest Route 26 Dayton, WY 82836 307-674-2600 Reservations: 877-444-6777 Official Website

GPS: 44.69, -107.448

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Overview of Dead Swede Campground

Number of Sites 22

Pad Type gravel

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally Memorial Day - Labor Day

Elevation 8,431 ft / 2,569 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 45 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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To ask questions of the owner or manager please contact the campground directly. 307-674-2600

NancyR asked on 6/24/2021

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Reviews of Dead Swede Campground 3 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

Overall Rating
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81 reviews
“Wooded sites with paved parking”

Reviewed 8/14/2022

Nightly rate: $10
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 13
Overall Rating

This NFS campground has two levels: by the river or on the hill above. Sites are wooded. The campground is heavily used in the summer; most sites are reserved. The grounds are well maintained.

Check out the small cemetery just uphill from the registration board. Presumably the resting place of the dead Swede.

Site Quality

OneAddictedTraveler would stay here again

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7 reviews
“Exceptional site in The Bighorns”

Reviewed 6/27/2020

Nightly rate: $18
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 12
Overall Rating

If you’re looking for a great get away spot in The Bighorns, but aren’t wanting dispersed camping, you should check this place out. Right along the Tongue River, it is absolutely gorgeous. Quiet, great campground hosts, clean vault toilets, scenic, and did I say quiet? Be sure to top off your fresh water tank prior to arrival (nearby d... more

Site Quality

mds4752 would stay here again

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Denton, TX
38 reviews
“Pristine and Wildlife Galore”

Reviewed 6/11/2015

Nightly rate: $7
Days stayed: 4
Site Number: 14
RV Length: 14'
Overall Rating

The Bighorns have sites for almost every type of camper. They have RV sites with full hookups, RV/tent sites with access to water but no hookups, and dispersed sites with neither. Check in and fee payment is self service at each campground, and dispersed camping is free. They honor the National Parks Senior Discount and offer 50% off t... more

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • OHV
  • recreation trail
  • water access
  • restrooms: vault
  • water available
  • pets
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