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Lightly Traveled Campsite Atop an Old Volcano

Discover a hidden gem at the top of a volcano in Lassen National Forest! This small dispersed campsite offers unparalleled privacy, tucked away on a seldom-traveled forest road spur. Despite the road’s neglected appearance, it provides ample space for a four-wheel drive van to navigate to the summit with ease.

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.

Boondocking in the Woods of Central Ontario

Nestled just west of Timmins, Ontario, this secluded primitive campsite offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle. Located on a quiet, lightly traveled two-track road, it’s just a few miles from pavement but feels like a world away.

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.

Camping on the Turbulent Coast of Bonavista

Discover a spacious community pasture on the stunning coast of Bonavista, Newfoundland, accessed via a gentle dirt road. This primitive campsite offers no fire rings or amenities, so campers should be self-sufficient, contain waste, and minimize their environmental impact. The rocky coast is shared with some horses and cattle, adding to the rustic charm.

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.

Sonoran Seclusion by the Big Horn Mountains

Check out this hidden gem off a remote BLM road: a flat, rocky desert spot with killer views of the Big Horn Mountains to the east. Surrounded by Saguaros, sandy washes, and colorful vegetation, this spot is perfect for a few vehicles and even has decent cell service, though there’s no fire ring.

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.

Secluded Desert Campsite Between Two Cities

Located deep in the desert backcountry between Tucson and Phoenix, this secluded campsite on State Trust Land offers privacy and tranquility. Accessible from the east by any stock four-wheel drive vehicle, vans or oversize vehicles can navigate the dry conditions to reach this lightly used dispersed site.

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.

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.

Forest Service Camping North of Yellowstone

This is a small, free Forest Service campground in Custer Gallatin National Forest, just a stone’s throw north of Yellowstone. We’re talking high-elevation territory, with picnic tables, fire rings, and an outhouse to cover your basics.

Flat Cement Slab Deep in the Sonoran Desert

Discover a dispersed hilltop campsite near the ruins of an old mine, offering panoramic views of the surrounding Sonoran Desert. Set atop a cement slab, it feels like camping on a patio, with lush desert vegetation adding to the scenic charm.

Historic Mills Canyon in Eastern New Mexico

Explore a free National Forest campground nestled in a stunning canyon with towering sandstone walls. A gentle river meanders through the area, offering a picturesque backdrop. Each site provides ample space for one or two vehicles and features tent pads, fire rings, and picnic tables for your convenience.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.