Black Kettle Campground, Cheyenne, OK

Dead Indian Lake

Black Kettle National Grassland

Free Camping at Black Kettle National Grassland

This is a free, developed campground and picnic area offered by Black Kettle National Grassland. The campground is located below the dam of Dead Indian Lake, while the picnic area is located along the east side of the lake. The campground is intended only for tent campers, there's no room for RVs here.


Dead Indian Lake

Black Kettle National Grassland

Grassland Office

Tel: (580) 497-2143


GPS: 35.7453, -99.7143

Reservations: First come, first served

Camping Fee: None

Permit: None

Max Stay: 14 days in a 45-day period

Amenities: Vault toilet, picnic tables

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Camping at Black Kettle Campground

With 12 camping units, these are small sites intended for tent campers. There is a parking lot here, but room only for small vehicles such as cars, vans, or pickup trucks. Motorhomes and trailers would not fit here. But that being said, it’s common to see vehicles with trailers hogging up parking spaces here.

That being said, there is plenty of room for RV camping at the picnic area, though technically camping is not allowed there, and the Forest Service patrols here regularly.

There are also many signs posted warning against driving or parking on grass in the camping and picnic areas.

Crowds are pretty light here during the week, you shouldn’t have a problem scoring a decent campsite any time during the week.

Download Related Documents

Motor Vehicle Use Map - Black Kettle National Grassland, 2020

Forest Order 3-03-00-23-03, Occupancy Rules - Cibola National Forest and Grasslands, 2023

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