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Rocky Mountain Canyon Stream Near Crystal

Experience the tranquility of a spacious primitive campsite nestled in a picturesque canyon next to a crystalline stream with waterfalls. This tent-friendly site features flat ground and a stone fire ring, perfect for a serene camping experience. Located in a shady, densely wooded area at a high elevation, this campsite offers privacy and natural beauty.

Red Desert on the Verge of Sycamore Canyon

Discover a secluded campsite nestled on a bed of red dirt in Prescott National Forest. Situated near the end of a fourteen-mile primitive track, this tranquil spot offers peace and solitude amidst scenic surroundings. Accessed via a four-wheel drive with decent ground clearance, this campsite is ideal for those seeking a quiet retreat.

Idyllic Campsite on the Outskirts of Patagonia

Experience a convenient yet serene dispersed campsite nestled in a grassy canyon amid the rolling hills of Coronado National Forest. Located along a forest road spur, this idyllic site offers tranquility while being easily accessible. Situated about a quarter mile off a well-groomed forest road, this campsite is accessible via a gentle two-track suitable for any stock four-wheel drive vehicle.

On a Sunny Ridge in Coronado National Forest

Discover a scenic campsite nestled within the vast grasslands of Coronado National Forest, offering panoramic views of rolling hills and grassy canyons in every direction. Situated atop a ridge at the end of a short forest road spur, the site overlooks a picturesque valley to the north.

Woodland Getaway on the Shore of Lake Huron

Explore a cozy primitive campsite nestled along the scenic shores of Lake Huron within Hiawatha National Forest. The site features a rustic stone fire ring, offering a serene setting to enjoy the outdoors. While cell service is reliable, the dense forest canopy limits satellite connectivity.

Tucked Away in the Rainforest of the Cascades

Experience a secluded primitive campsite nestled within Willamette National Forest, surrounded by lush moss, ferns, and towering conifers. A serene creek flows nearby, adding to the tranquil ambiance of the area. While some cell service is available, the dense forest canopy limits satellite connectivity.

Wide Open Spaces by the River in Wyoming

Nestled within the barren desert foothills alongside a riverbank in southwestern Wyoming, this campsite offers a serene escape within a BLM road network. An old stone fire ring marks the spot, surrounded by stunning views of the nearby mountains to the west.

High Desert Ridge Near Taos with Connectivity

Discover a secluded dispersed campsite within Carson National Forest, featuring a small stone fire ring and sweeping southern views from its high desert ridge location. Easily accessible from a smooth primitive dirt two-track forest road with minimal traffic, this site accommodates any stock four-wheel-drive vehicle, though larger vehicles may encounter scratches from nearby vegetation.

Verdant Sonoran Retreat Flanked by Mountains

Experience a stunning campsite nestled in the picturesque Sonoran desert, situated at the base of rugged desert mountains. Surrounded by towering peaks on all sides, except to the northwest, offering a panoramic view of the valley. Adorned with lovely vegetation including saguaros and organ pipe cacti, this site promises a captivating desert experience.

High Elevation Mountain Basin in the Rockies

Enjoy a somewhat flat campsite adjacent to a secluded alpine lake, reached through a high elevation journey up a degraded forest road. This idyllic location demands a high-clearance four-wheel-drive vehicle for access. It offers an uneven yet captivating camping surface featuring a primitive stone fire ring.

Picacho Campground Along the Colorado River

Explore the phenomenal developed campground situated in Picacho State Park along the scenic Colorado River. Operating on a fee basis, this campground shines during its peak season in winter, providing a verdant oasis amidst the rugged desert landscape.

Way Off Grid in Northern Nevada Near Jarbidge

Discover an extraordinary primitive campsite tucked away along a forest road in northern Nevada, nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Humboldt National Forest. This remote site boasts a grassy clearing beside a mountain stream, surrounded by rolling hills adorned with groves of trees and scattered otherworldly rock formations.

Tucked Away Deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Experience a secluded creekside campsite in Pisgah National Forest, nestled along a technical forest road within the dense wooded expanse of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Accessible only by high-clearance four-wheel drive, this serene site offers privacy and seclusion in a tranquil valley setting.

Mountains and Verdant Desert Near Phoenix

Discover a captivating primitive campsite nestled in a beautiful desert canyon, featuring a stone fire ring and surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of saguaro cacti, mountains, and canyons within the remote and serene Tonto National Forest.

Surrounded by Sagebrush in Southern Utah

Explore a designated dispersed campsite in a popular boondocking area atop a desert plateau, offering stunning views near La Verkin, Utah. Conveniently located a short drive from Springdale and Zion National Park, this site experiences a fairly busy year-round traffic owing to its mild climate.

Spacious Clearing in the Junipers Near Oracle

Seek serenity in the heart of Coronado National Forest near Tucson at this secluded, dispersed campsite. Unwind in a spacious clearing, ideal for multiple vehicles and tents, perfect for groups or solo adventurers craving wilderness immersion. Access the site via a four-wheel drive vehicle with decent ground clearance, navigating a long, primitive forest road.

Desert Mountains on the Road to Wickenburg

Experience the rugged beauty of the Sonoran Desert at this private, dispersed campsite accessible by any four-wheel drive vehicle. Nestled in a rocky valley on BLM land near Wickenburg, Arizona, this hidden gem offers breathtaking mountain vistas, diverse desert flora including majestic saguaro cacti, and a glimpse into an active mine’s operations.

Serenity in the Rolling Hills of the Santa Ritas

Experience a hilltop dispersed campsite featuring a stone fire ring, surrounded by juniper trees for shade and shelter. Despite limited cell service, the site accommodates three vehicles, requiring some leveling on uneven ground. Enjoy peace and quiet with good privacy, offering a view of the Santa Rita mountain range to the west and rolling hills to the east.

Hidden Canyon on a Scenic Arizona 4×4 Route

Discover a remote, spacious, and flat dispersed campsite tucked in a densely-wooded desert canyon. Accessible about fourteen miles into the backcountry via a primitive four-wheel drive track, this site requires vehicles with low-range capabilities and decent ground clearance. Larger vehicles or campers might struggle due to narrow trail sections, potentially incurring scratches.

Misty Mountaintop Clearing Beyond Eugene

Explore a dispersed campsite nestled in a spacious gravel clearing on a mountain just outside Eugene, Oregon. This site, located within a BLM parcel, boasts a sprawling valley to the east and a dense wooded area to the west, offering a unique blend of open space and temperate rainforest atop a coniferous mountaintop.

Edge of the Plateau Outside of Alamogordo

Discover a compact primitive flat spot nestled along a discreet stretch of forest road within Lincoln National Forest, just a short drive from Alamogordo, New Mexico. Positioned at a high elevation along a ridge, this campsite rests on a high-desert plateau featuring low vegetation, exposing it to the elements.

Camping in a Basin of Unimaginable Hoodoos

Situated within a remote BLM recreation area in Wyoming, this designated campsite offers essential amenities, including a sheltered picnic table, metal fire ring, grill, vault toilet, and partial cell service. Positioned in a high desert basin surrounded by captivating spires in picturesque badlands, the landscape provides a remarkably scenic backdrop with hiking opportunities around the impressive hoodoos.

Hidden Grove in the Shadow of the Sawtooths

Explore this primitive campsite nestled in a shady grove of conifers, just off a well-traveled and groomed forest road in Idaho’s picturesque Sawtooth Mountains. Tucked away amidst dense trees, this hidden gem offers excellent privacy and seclusion, making it a peaceful retreat. Accessible by any vehicle, it’s important to note that access may be limited in winter.

Woodland Retreat in the Heart of the Sierras

Nestled in the wooded Sierra Mountains within Eldorado National Forest, this enchanting campsite offers a serene escape with tall conifers, rocks, and lush vegetation. Featuring a stone fire ring, the site provides ample space for two or three vehicles or ground tents.