Finger Lakes National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

  • Dispersed camping is allowed in most locations unless there is a specific closure order for that area
  • There is a lot of private property mixed in with the forest, so be sure to check the MVUMs.
  • Camp at least 200′ from trails or bodies of water
  • Reuse existing campsites if you can
  • Do not camp in alpine or subalpine zones where trees are less than 8′ tall
  • Time limit: 14 days in a 30 day period, after which you must leave the forest entirely.



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