Apalachicola National Forest

Dispersed Camping Rules

  • Dispersed Camping is allowed in Apalachicola, but not during “general gun season“. The specific dates of the general gun season depend on the location; see the link.
  • No dispersed camping within 100 feet of any water source.
  • Time limit: 14 days per month (applies to all NFs in Florida)

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Million Dollar Highway

If you ever get to drive the Million Dollar Highway between Ouray and Durango, make sure it’s in the first week of October. Entire mountainsides were changing colors, in waves.

People always say the highway is dangerous. Just take your time and pay attention, and you’ll be fine. Continue reading “Million Dollar Highway”

Angelina National Forest

Angelina is a bit complicated due to their extended camping rule and their hunting season rule.

Dispersed Camping rules:

  • I couldn’t find some of these details, so I had to email the forest supervisor:
    • Dispersed camping is allowed, but not during hunting season.
    • During hunting season, camping is only allowed in designated locations.
    • The time limit is 14 consecutive days. After 14 days, you must leave the forest entirely. It was not made clear how long you have to wait until you can come back; it’s usually 14 days out of a given 30 days.
    • Extended camping is not offered within Angelina NF, but I haven’t gotten a definition of “extended” yet.
  • No dispersed camping in or near developed areas (campgrounds, recreation areas, etc.)
  • No camping in day-use areas (picnic areas, boat ramps, etc.)
  • Do not leave your campsite unoccupied for more than 24 hours at a time.

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Highway 50 for the Fall Colors

In Early October we took a long trip. The first touristy segment was along Highway 50. It was during the changing of the colors; truly the best time to drive through the mountains. Right as the trees start to turn, and right before the snow starts falling.

There isn’t much to see before you get to Cañon City, except the mountains off in the distance; so our first stop was the Royal Gorge. We then camped at Rincon Campground that night. Continue reading “Highway 50 for the Fall Colors”

Angeles National Forest

California loves to make people register for things, so you’ll need to buy an Adventure Pass for a lot of places.

Dispersed Camping rules:

  1. Dispersed camping is allowed “throughout the entire Angeles National Forest”.
  2. Time limit: 14 consecutive days
  3. Time limit: 30 days total in one calendar year

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Allegheny National Forest

Dispersed Camping rules:

I’m not going to bother listing the rules that seem to be the case everywhere; there will be links to the full list below. This shall be mainly a list of what rules aren’t generally pervasive.

  1. Dispersed foot traffic and primitive tent camping within the Forests is allowed almost anywhere, unless otherwise posted closed and/or “No Camping”.
  2. Time limit: 14 days in a 30 day period.
    1. After 14 days, “camp and equipment must be moved off Forest Service System lands”. This could be interpreted in a number of ways; I’m choosing to believe they mean out of this forest.
  3. Firewood rules:
    1. Do not cut down or damage live trees.
    2. Cutting small amounts of dead wood is allowed and does not require a permit.
    3. Removing wood from the forest requires a permit.
    4. Do not bring in firewood from outside Warren, Elk, McKean, and Forest counties.
  4. Do not leave camping equipment unattended for more than 24 hours.
  5. All Forest users are prohibited from causing public inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm by making unreasonably loud noise
  6. Several areas exist where dispersed camping is prohibited. Check the rules links below.

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