Dispersed Camping

Photo of people around a campfireCurrently the forest is open to dispersed camping in most areas. Limited motorized access for dispersed camping or parking may be allowed from the centerline of designated roads (300 feet) and designated trails (100 feet). Camping in dispersed sites is currently limited to a total of 18 days use.

In 2010, Rick Brazell, Nez Perce-Clearwater Forests Supervisor, signed an Occupany and Use Order on Camping Restrictions that changed the stay limit in dispersed campsites on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Fore...

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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Highway 14 Corridor area description
  • Dixie Meadow Campground
  • Elk Summit Lookout
  • Lake Creek Trailhead
  • Mallard Creek Campground
  • O'Hara Saddle Campground
  • Rainy Day Campground
  • Six Mile Campground
  • Ten Mile
  • Lochsa/Highway 12 Corridor area description
  • Musselshell Meadows
  • Sherman Creek Trail #203
  • Lolo Trail Corridor area description
  • Magruder Road Corridor area description
  • Burnt Knob Lookout
  • Elk Mountain Trailhead
  • Red Mailbox Campsite
  • Windy Saddle Trailhead
  • North Fork of the Clearwater Corridor area description
  • Clark Mountain/Orogrande Trailhead
  • Fish Lake Trailhead
  • Fourth Of July Trailhead
  • Isabella Landing Trailhead
  • Smith Ridge Trailhead
  • Palouse Corridor area description
  • Horse Camp Trailhead
  • Salmon River / Highway 95 Corridor area description
  • Iron Phone Junction Campground
  • Fog Mountain Trailhead
Areas & Activities