Dispersed Camping Areas (Not Developed Campground)
The Forest Service uses the term "Dispersed Camping" to mean that visitors to the Forest are camping outside of a developed campground facility. This means that visitors are simply finding a place in the forest where they can drive to in order to camp for free where no development other than a road exists. If you choose to disperse camp while on the Bridger-Teton we ask that you follow this code of conduct while camping:
Practice Leave No Trace. Try to camp in places where it looks like other people have previously camped, instead of creating new sites.
If you build a campfire, use existing fire rings and make sure to clean all garbage out of the fire ring before leaving.
Pack-it-in/pack-it-out; whatever you brought with you, bring it home with you when you leave, including garbage. Use Leave No Trace practices for human waste. Basically, leave the area the same or in better condition than when you arrived.
If you have a campfire, make sure it is dead-out before temporarily or permanently leaving the area. Bring extra water to put out the fire since many of the locations have no water on-site. Use water to smother the fire, and make sure to stir the pit while not forgetting to TOUCH and FEEL the ash to ensure the fire is completely out.
If you are dispersed camping, you are not allowed to drive off of a designated route any further than 300 feet.
There are specific stay limits and seasons of use for how long you are allowed to camp depending on the area you choose to camp in. Select a Ranger District below to learn about any unique rules for the area you wish to camp in. For more information, contact the Ranger District you wish to visit.
Jackson and Greys River Ranger Districts - Special Order and Map (Map is Jackson RD only - for Greys River, call the Ranger District at 1-307-886-5300)
Buffalo Ranger District
Pinedale Ranger District
Big Piney Ranger District
Kemmerer Ranger District
At a Glance
For the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts, dispersed camping stay limits will be back to 16 days starting on Labor Day.
There are no reservations for any of the campgrounds (dispersed or developed). They are all "first come first serve."