Summer Recreation Opportunities:
Regional Dispersed Camping Program

 
Dispersed Camping icon - White tent inside a brown squareDispersed camping is a great way to enjoy the experience of camping away from the noise and bustle of campground camping. However, dispersed camping means there are none of the amenities you will find while campground camping. There are no picnic tables, drinking water, or toilets available. Some areas in national forests and grasslands are closed to dispersed campers and dispersed camping can be in either Designated or Non-Designated areas as determined by the local Ranger District office.
 
 

Regional Dispersed Camping Information Map

 
Dispersed camping along Hessie Trail in the Boulder Ranger District, Roosevelt National Forest (NF), located in north-central Colorado. Click on this photo to view the Roosevelt NF Dispersed Camping website in a new window. [Photo courtesy Maribeth Pecotte, US Forest Service]The Rocky Mountain Region map below can be used as a starting place to find information regarding dispersed camping opportunities on US Forest Service lands located throughout our five-state region. When you move the cursor over the state you want to go dispersed camping in, a filled-in map outline and tool tip will appear. Click on the map outline to view that state's dispersed camping information map in a new window. Repeat the same process with the state map as with this map and you will be able to select the individual national forest or grassland that you would like dispersed camping information about.
 
Rocky Mountain Region Dispersed Camping Information MapMap of the Rocky Mountain Region with Wyoming highlighted - Click on the map outline to view the Wyoming Dispersed Camping Information Map in a new window Map of the Rocky Mountain Region with South Dakota highlighted - Click on the map outline to view the South Dakota Dispersed Camping Information Map in a new window Map of the Rocky Mountain Region with Nebraska highlighted - Click on the map outline to view the Nebraska Dispersed Camping Information Map in a new window Map of the Rocky Mountain Region with Kansas highlighted - Click on the map outline to view the Kansas Dispersed Camping Information Map in a new window Map of the Rocky Mountain Region with Colorado highlighted - Click on the map outline to view the Colorado Dispersed Camping Information Map in a new window