De Soto National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules:

  1. Dispersed camping is allowed in DSNF.
  2. Time limit: 30 days, after which you must leave for 24 hours. No specified distance, but try to move to another campsite.
  3. Some areas restrict camping outside of designated campsites, especially during big game hunting season. Deer season is Oct 1 – Jan something.
  4. The office suggests you call for details and current closures. 601-528-6160, ask for Marilyn.
  5. Don’t open gates or drive around them; you might get shot.

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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.


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”