Dispersed Camping

What is Dispersed Camping?

Dispersed camping is the term used for camping in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Typically, it refers to roadside car camping, but also refers to backpacking in undeveloped sites. Dispersed camping means there are no services like trash removal, and amenities such as toilets, tables and fire pits, are not usually available.

It is your responsibility to plan ahead and learn the extra skills necessary for dispersed camping. Camping rules and regulations apply to make your experience safe, and to keep the natural resource...

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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Mather Memorial Parkway (SR 410) area description
  • Ashland Lakes Trail
  • Bear Lake Trail 703
  • Coal Lake Trail 632 area description
  • Coal Lake/Independence Lake Trailhead
  • Hannegan Pass Trail 674 area description
  • Hannegan Trailhead
  • Pacific Crest Trail #2000 Suiattle Pass
Areas & Activities


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/mbs/recreation/camping-cabins/?recid=17520&actid=34