Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules

  • Designated Dispersed Campsites are shown on some trail maps; there don’t seem to be any designated roadside areas.
  • Time limit: 21 days in any 30 day period, after which you must move one mile.
  • Distance from road: Up to 150 feet. Office says it’s pretty easy to find a roadside spot.


Campgrounds up north tend to close for the winter. Check the link before you head out!

Some of these campgrounds offer Interagency Pass discounts.


Dispersed Camping areas are not indicated on the MVUMs.

The name Chequamegon is Ojibwe (Native American and Canadian tribe) for “Sand bar place; at the sand bar; strip of land running into a body of water”.

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