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Dispersed Camping

Backpackers seeking a Wilderness or backcountry experience should consult one of the many trail guides available, and should be familiar with the Forest's Backcountry Camping Rules.

When camping in the backcountry - camping and fires are prohibited:

  • Within 200 feet of trails and water bodies.
  • Within 1/4 mile of backcountry facilities (shelters, huts).
  • In the alpine zone - where trees are 8 feet or less.
  • Please consult the Forest's Backcountry Camping Rules
  • Be certain to view the Recreation Conditions Report for the most current trail and camping information.

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Dispersed Camping Areas