Camping & Cabins

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This is a photo of a camp site near the lake that has a picnic table, fire ring and grill stand.In developed areas, campfires are only permitted in Forest Service constructed permanent cement or metal fire rings.  A pallet closure has been signed which prohibits any firewood material containing nails, screws, or other metal hardware on the forest.

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 designated campground. Dispersed camping means no toilets, no treated water, and no fire grates are provided. Typically, dispersed camping is not allowed in the vicinity of developed recreation areas such as campgrounds, picnic areas or trailheads. Many people drive out on Forest Service roads into the woods and find a clearing or a spot near a stream or with a view of the mountains.  There are extra responsibilities and skills that are necessary for dispersed camping. It's your responsibility to know these before you try this new experience.  

  • In most areas, dispersed camping is allowed up to 150 feet from a designated Forest Service Road, with some exceptions.  Exceptions are based on protection of resources that may include water quality, soil conditions, and wildlife & fish habitat.
  • No Dispersed camping within 100 feet of water (we recommend 200 feet).
  • No dispersed camping where topography or existing vegetation limits vehicle travel (e.g. steep terrain, trees, brush).
  • No dispersed camping within wet meadows or in saturated soil conditions.  In these areas, walk-in tent camping and picnicking are allowed, however vehicle travel into these areas may be restricted.  The public is asked to use existing pull-outs off the main road and walk in to take advantage of these areas that help provide clean water, productive soils, and habitats for fish and wildlife.

Local areas where dispersed camping is not allowed, but where day use activities such as picnicking, fishing, swimming, etc., are allowed include:

  • No dispersed camping on the east side of Strawberry Road
  • No dispersed camping in the lower half of Diamond Fork Canyon
  • No dispersed camping in the lower half of the Right Fork of Hobble Creek Canyon.
  • No dispersed camping in the lower half of American Fork Canyon.

 More information on dispersed camping.