Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping is camping outside of a designated campground. It is allowed in many areas of the Sequoia National Forest and Giant Sequoia National Monument.

There are certain areas where dispersed camping is prohibited and these areas are posted.

Dispersed camping is free but you do need to have a CAMPFIRE PERMIT. These can be obtained free of charge at any Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management or California Department of Forestry Office. Be aware of fire restrictions, typically in forced by mid-summer, banning open fires outside of designated campgrounds.


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Dispersed Camping Areas

  • Hume Lake Ranger District area description
  • Kern River Ranger District area description
  • Alder Creek Dispersed Camping
  • Ant Canyon Dispersed Camping
  • Black Gulch South Dispersed Camping
  • Brush Creek Dispersed Camping
  • Calkins Flat Dispersed Camping
  • Chamise Flat Dispersed Campground
  • Chico Flat Dispersed Camping
  • Corral Creek Dispersed Camping
  • Old Goldledge Campground
  • Springhill Dispersed Area
  • Western Divide Ranger District area description
Areas & Activities
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