What is Dispersed Camping?
Sometimes referred to as boondocking, dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere on public lands OUTSIDE of a designated campground and OUTSIDE of the wilderness*. Dispersed camping means no services like bathrooms, picnic tables, or trash removal. It also means leaving the area as wild as you found it. There are rules & regulations to follow, as well as extra skills and responsibilities needed to disperse camp properly.
*If you plan to backpack into a wilderness area to camp, you will need a wilderness permit, reserved on www.recreation.gov...