Bienville National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

  • Dispersed camping is allowed “pretty much anywhere”.
  • Time limit: 14 days in a 30 day period. After 14 days you have to move, but there doesn’t seem to be a minimum distance.
  • They were very specific about asking you not to block the gates, roads, etc.
  • BNF is intermixed with a lot of private property, so be sure to check the MVUM.



  • Marathon Lake $20, lakeside, No alcohol
  • Shockaloe Trail – Base Camp 1 $7, No alcohol
    Note there is also a Base Camp 2, but there is no link on the website. I believe Base Camp 2 is free, but I’m not sure.


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