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Ridge Overlooking the Sangre de Cristo Range

Perched on a ridge in the San Isabel National Forest, this charming primitive campsite offers breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains to the west. Encircled by stunning aspens, the site provides a picturesque setting for a memorable outdoor experience. The stone fire ring adds a rustic touch, perfect for cozy campfires under the stars.

Tuchuck Campground Near Glacier National Park

Explore a hidden gem deep in Flathead National Forest, Montana. This free campground offers vault toilets, fire rings, and picnic tables, making it surprisingly well-equipped for its remote location. With enough room for one or two vehicles per site, it’s a great spot for a peaceful retreat. Accessing this site requires a four-wheel drive vehicle, especially during certain seasons.

Hidden Bayside Landing on Vancouver Island

Discover a spacious, industrial, paved landing on the bay in northeastern Vancouver Island. This former log dump and loading platform for a nearby mining operation is now a fantastic boondocking spot. With a makeshift fire ring, it’s perfect for group camping.

Wild British Columbia Camping by the Glacier

Explore this incredible primitive campsite that may have once been a mining site or mill, with ruins and debris adding to its unique charm. Overlooking a spectacular glacier, this spot offers absolutely phenomenal views. Access requires crossing a very dilapidated, mostly-collapsed bridge, so it’s best for compact, high-clearance four-wheel drive vehicles. Not for the faint of heart.

Dispersed Camping by the Rocks of Vedauwoo

Check out this designated dispersed campsite in Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming, marked by a post and featuring a primitive stone fire ring. Nestled in the popular Vedauwoo area, the site is surrounded by stunning rock formations and unique geography. It’s grassy and spacious, with room for two or three vehicles.

In the Wooded Foothills of the Three Sisters

Discover a charming dispersed campsite in the heart of Deschutes National Forest. Nestled in a dense, mature coniferous forest, this spacious site comfortably accommodates two or three vehicles. With patches of open sky, it’s possible to catch some cell service and satellite connectivity. Enjoy the serene privacy, interrupted only occasionally by other vehicles on the forest road.

Verdant Rocky Mountain Streamside Paradise

Nestled in a lush mountain basin by a crystal-clear stream, this primitive campsite is a gem. It’s got a stone fire ring and enough room for one or two vehicles, all surrounded by towering conifers. Getting here isn’t for the faint of heart—high clearance four-wheel drive required for the rugged ascent.

Creekside Paradise in Northwestern Wyoming

Check it out! Nestled in the heart of Shoshone National Forest, this campsite offers an idyllic Wyoming landscape. Accessed via a short two-track road requiring four-wheel drive, it’s tucked away in a forested basin off a gentle dirt road. The grassy campsite, shaded by trees and nestled next to a river, provides enough room for two or three vehicles.

Appalachian Waterfall in Pisgah National Forest

This gravel clearing at the end of a forest road sits right next to a stream in a densely wooded, mountainous area. It’s got a primitive stone fire ring and offers a rugged camping experience. The forest road has a couple of small stream crossings, which might be impassable during floods.

Perched Over a Painted Valley Near Escalante

Nice! A stunning designated dispersed campsite perched on the edge of a cliff near Escalante, Utah. The site offers an excellent view of an otherworldly landscape of red rock and sandstone to the east. Equipped with a primitive stone fire ring, it’s perfect for adventure seekers. Plenty of hiking opportunities and four-wheel drive touring nearby.

Next to a Crystalline Lake in the Absarokas

Nestled in the rugged mountains of southern Montana lies a primitive campsite that’s not for the faint-hearted. This spot demands a four-wheel drive to access from the main road, but the destination is worth it. Perched on the shore of a crystalline mountain lake, it’s a scene straight out of a postcard.

Dispersed Riverside Campsite West of Glacier

This is a primitive spot tucked away in Flathead National Forest, boasting a spacious gravel clearing with an incredible view of the river. Glacier National Park’s majestic mountains loom to the east. It’s got all the fixings, including a stone fire ring that’s perfect for those late-night marshmallow roasts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Streamside in the Mountains Beyond Purgatory

Explore this primitive dispersed lower elevation campsite nestled in a valley, discreetly tucked away in a tree line just off a forest road. The site features a small stone fire ring located next to a refreshing stream, providing an excellent water source.

Roadside Retreat in the Maricopa Mountains

Situated along a BLM road spur, this campsite is flanked by an expanse of desert Wilderness on both sides, offering an immersive and secluded natural experience. Accessible via a primitive two-track suitable for any four-wheel-drive vehicle, although larger vehicles should exercise caution due to close vegetation that may lead to scratches.

Sweeping View on the Threshold of Rug Road

Situated at the southern base of Rug Road on State Trust Land, this elevated dispersed campsite offers panoramic views of desert mountains and valleys to the east and west. A cost-effective annual use permit for Arizona State Trust Land is required, easily obtainable online for your convenience.