Delta National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

Designated Dispersed Camping Areas:

Delta claims to have “primitive campsites“, but they aren’t really dispersed camping, because they charge $7/night. Further, the website doesn’t seem to indicate where they are, and reservations are required.  Delta just doesn’t seem to get it. Continue reading “Delta National Forest”

Davy Crockett National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

  • Dispersed camping is permitted in most parts of the National Forest year round, but is restricted to 20 designated hunter camps during the fall deer season.
  • Camp only within 150′ of an allowed road.
  • Forest is mixed with a lot of private property. Check the MVUM.
  • Time limit in a few specific places (PDF | HTML) is 28 days, but you are asked to notify your camp host if you plan to stay longer than 14 days.
  • I couldn’t find the default time limit or how far away to drive.

Designated Dispersed Camping Areas:

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Dispersed Camping areas are shown on the MVUM.

Daniel Boone National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

  • Dispersed camping is allowed
  • Lots of private land mixed in, so pay attention to your MVUMs.
  • Alcohol is prohibited throughout the entire forest, and all other public places in Kentucky. You can’t even have it in your vehicle.
  • Time limit: 14 days in a 31-day period; must stay out of the forest for 10 consecutive days before you can return.
  • No dispersed camping within 100′ of the base of a cliff, or back of a rock shelter
  • No dispersed camping in some areas
  • No public nudity, so set up a shower tent or tarp or something.

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Pisgah National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

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Dispersed camping areas are shown on the MVUM, but are mixed with game retrieval areas, so expect hunting activity.

Custer Gallatin National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

  • Dispersed Camping is allowed within 300 feet of routes designated on the MVUMs.
  • In areas that contain designated campsites, camp only at designated campsites.
  • No dispersed camping near developed recreation areas.
  • Time limit: 16 days, after which, you must move 5 miles, and not return to the original campsite for 7 days. (Very generous!)
  • Catholes are OK; not within 200 feet of a water source.

Designated Dispersed Camping Areas:

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Nantahala National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

Campgrounds:

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Dispersed camping areas are shown on the MVUM, but are mixed with game retrieval areas, so expect hunting activity.