Dispersed Camping

Many people enjoy the solitude and primitive experience of camping away from developed campgrounds and other campers. "Dispersed camping" is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a developed campground.

Dispersed camping usually means no toilet facilities or treated water, no fire grates, and no picnic tables or other amenities are provided.

There are extra responsibilities and skills needed for dispersed camping. By applying Leave No Trace...

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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Florence to Coos Bay area description
  • Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area area description
  • Siltcoos Area area description
  • Siltcoos Lake Trail #1333
  • Tillamook to Newport area description
  • Mt. Hebo Area area description
  • Pioneer-Indian Trail #1300
  • South Lake Dispersed Area