Dispersed Camping

Dispersed Camping is allowed in the National Forest except in the area surrounding Huntington Lake, Shaver Lake, Bass Lake, Redinger Lake, and the Merced River Canyon. Campfire permits are required at all times whenever you plan to have a fire on public land outside of a developed campground. When building a fire please remember to only pick up down and dead wood that is no larger than wrist size and to never leave a campfire unattended.

You can obtain a campfire permit at any Forest office or online at www.prevetnwildfireca.org...

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Dispersed Camping Areas

Areas & Activities


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    A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many recreation opportunities for everyone to experience the great outdoors.