Dispersed Camping

Dispersed campsites are primitive camping areas that don't have bathrooms or many of the other amenities you will find at developed campgrounds. Dispersed camping is only allowed at designated areas.

For site-specific information, call the local ranger station.

Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Croatan National Forest area description
  • Catfish Area area description
  • Catfish Lake Boat Launch
  • Catfish Waterfowl Impoundment
  • Great Lake Boat Launch
  • Long Point Boat Launch
  • Neusiok Area area description
  • Neusiok Trail
  • Oyster Point Campground
  • Nantahala National Forest area description
  • Cheoah Ranger District area description
  • Joyce Kilmer Road NCSR #1134
  • Long Hungry FDR #2586
  • Panther Creek FDR #2604B
  • Pine Ridge Road NCSR #1147
  • Santeetlah Creek FDR #81
  • Santeetlah Lake
  • Snowbird Backcountry Area area description
  • Snowbird Creek
  • Wolf Laurel Hunters Camp FDR#81F
  • Nantahala Ranger District area description
  • Ammons Branch Campground
  • Blue Valley Dispersed Camping
  • Chattooga Wild and Scenic River
  • Ellicott Rock Wilderness
  • Hurricane Creek Horse & Primitive Campground
  • Panthertown Valley Backcountry Area
  • Wine Spring Horse Camp
  • Tusquitee Ranger District area description
  • Fires Creek Recreation Area area description
  • Fires Creek Hunters Camp
  • Pisgah National Forest area description
  • Appalachian Ranger District area description
  • Big Ivy Area, Coleman Boundary area description
  • Black Mountain / South Toe River Area area description
  • Harmon Den Area area description
  • Hot Springs Area area description
  • Betty Place Trail 298
  • Grandfather Ranger District area description
  • Linville Gorge Wilderness area area description
  • Wilson Creek Wild and Scenic River Area area description
  • Pisgah Ranger District area description
  • Shining Rock Wilderness area description
  • Uwharrie National Forest area description
  • Badin Horse Camp or Old Horse Camp
  • Badin Lake Campground
  • Overflow Horse Camp

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities