Dispersed Camping

Dispersed foot traffic and primitive tent camping within the Forests is allowed almost anywhere, unless otherwise posted closed and/or "No Camping". Downloadable Guidelines (pdf)

Occupancy and Use

  • All dispersed sites are available on a first come, first served basis.
  • At least one person must occupy a campsite during the first night
  • Equipment left unattended for more than 24 hours is subject to removal by the Forest Service
  • Camping or leaving camping equipment (such as, but not limited to tents, camper trailers and/or tarps) is allowed in the same location for up to 14 days. After 14 days the camp and equipment MUST be moved off of Forest Service System lands.
  • Excavations are limited to those required to make safe campfire rings and sanitary pit toilets. Any excavation will be re-leveled prior to vacating your campsite.
  • Do not put nails in picnic tables, or other government property.

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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Clarion River Campsites
  • Marienville Ranger District area description

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities