Dispersed Camping

Backcountry Camping (Dispersed Camping)

Backcountry camping is allowed in most locations on the forest unless there is a specific closure order in place for a particular area.

The following camping practices are recommended:

  • Locate campsites at least 200’ from trails or waterbodies including ponds, rivers, and streams
  • When able, utilize sites already managed for overnight use including designated tent platforms and established shelters
  • Do not camp in alpine or sub-alpine areas where trees are 8’ or less.  Help protect these fragile ecosystems!

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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Finger Lakes - Hector District area description
  • Green Mountain - Middlebury/Rochester District area description
  • Bingo
  • Breadloaf Wilderness area description
  • Downingville
  • Michigan Brook Road
  • Romance Header
  • Sparks Landing
  • Steam Mill Clearing
  • Texas Meadows
  • West Hill (White River Road) & Patterson Brook Roa
  • Green Mountain - Manchester District area description
  • Old Job
  • Griffith Lake
  • Griffith Lake/Baker Peak via Lake Trail
  • Little Rock Pond Trail
  • Little Rock Pond/Green Mountain Loop
  • Stratton Pond Trail

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities