The Campsite List ...

Discussion in 'Trip Planning' started by geode, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. sloweddy

    sloweddy Tree Hugger

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    .http://ourodyssey.blogspot.com/2008/05/dispersed-camping-on-public-lands.html
    .note: text below copied from link above:
    "
    Generally speaking, dispersed camping is permitted anywhere on BLM or Forest Service land unless otherwise posted, usually with the following rules:
    In most locations, you must choose a site at least ¼ mile from the nearest paved road.
    You must not choose a site closer than ¼ mile to any "developed facility" such as a campground. (There are some exceptions - BLM often permits overnight stays in picnic areas, for example, whereas the Forest Service does not.)
    If you are going to an area where others have camped before, pick a site that's been used before. Plants, soil and wildlife are impacted by new campsites, so using existing ones will minimize your impact.
    Camp on bare soil if possible, to avoid damaging or killing plants and grass.
    Do not camp within 100 feet of any water source such as a lake, stream, river, or spring.
    Do not camp in the middle of a clearing or meadow -- try to make your campsite less visible so that other visitors will see a "wild" setting.
    Don't try to level or dig trenches in the ground at your campsite. For tents, pick a site that's already level with good drainage.
    Campers, trailers, and other units must remain mobile (i.e. wheels must remain on all wheeled vehicles). Pickup campers may be set on jacks manufactured for that purpose.
    Motorized vehicles must remain on existing roads, trails, and washes. Roads or trails commonly in public use cannot be blocked by parked vehicles or by any other means.
    Park your vehicle safely off the road, but do not drive further than necessary from the road.
    Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m local time.
    Operation of audio devices or motorized equipment, including generators, in a manner that makes unreasonable noise, as determined by the authorized ranger or officer, is prohibited.
    The National Park Service noise limit standard of 60dBA at 50' is a good guideline to follow for daytime generator use.
    Archaeological or historical properties including, but not limited to, petroglyphs, ruins, historic buildings, and artifacts that may occur on public lands cannot be disturbed.
    "Pack it In -- Pack it Out": do not leave any trash behind.
    Restore the site to its condition before you occupied it.
    Dispersed camping in any given location is allowed for no more than a period of 14 days within any period of 28 consecutive days.
    The 28-day period begins when a camper initially occupies a specific location on public lands.
    The 14 day limit may be reached either through a number of separate visits or through 14 days of continuous overnight occupation during the 28 day period.
    After the 14th day of occupation, the camper must move outside of a 25 mile radius of the previous location until the 29th day since the initial occupation.
    Campers must not leave any personal property unattended for more than a specified period, usually from 72 hours to 10 days."
  2. sloweddy

    sloweddy Tree Hugger

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    Nevada:
    http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/prog/recreation/camping.html

    Oregon/Washington

    http://www.blm.gov/or/resources/recreation/csnm/csnm-camping.php

    Eugene BLM District (contains links to other BLM districts)

    http://www.blm.gov/or/districts/eugene/recreation/camping.php

    More BLM Links:

    Camping & Day Use Oregon/Washington BLM
    www.blm.gov › National BLM › OR/WA › Recreation › John Day River‎
    10+ items – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. BUREAU OF LAND ...
    Recreation Site
    John Day Crossing (East side)
    Cottonwood
    Camping Sites
    Primitive
    No Camping
    Location
    River Mile 20.4 - 25 miles ...
    River Mile 39.6 - 12 miles ...

    Camping Oregon/Washington BLM - Bureau of Land Management
    www.blm.gov › National BLM › OR/WA › Recreation › Rogue River‎
    General Information. There are no limits on the number of people, no fees, and no permits required for private use of the river and public lands in the Hellgate ...
  3. ta-rider

    ta-rider Returned from Africa

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  4. acdfan

    acdfan day tripper

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    dead horse state park cottonwood az. showers, quiet tent area, jumping spot to sedona, flagstaff, jerome. (928) 634-5283
    Dead Horse Ranch SP
    675 Dead Horse Ranch Rd.
    Cottonwood, AZ 86326
    also found a free spot for my trip between arizona/california.
    I-40 exit 78 on Kelbaker rd, turn north. go about 8 miles to radio tower, turn west on second dirt road past tower. free camping, quiet, but its hot in summer there. if you look on google maps at granite peak the u shaped valley there is the camping area. reminded me of joshua tree np without the people.
    also found posting on local riding boards can get me to free camp spots, or to recommended campgrounds.
    pceire32 likes this.
  5. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    ^^^^ nice might have to stay there in a few weeks
  6. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    acdfan walked me through the location of this free campsite. "D" is where you turn left to get to the campsite.

    http://goo.gl/maps/t4x3Y I haven't ridden this route yet but hope to soon.

    What I did not add to this map was... http://goo.gl/maps/XOW21 ... The Route 66 logo(s) are painted on the highway in front of the Amboy gas station.
  7. roborider

    roborider New River Roborider

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    List of National Forest campsites in every state, including descriptions and rates (ranging from free to $5 and up, depending on facilities and location).

    http://www.forestcamping.com/dow/list/nflist.htm

    As someone else pointed out, most of these National Forests allow free camping in non-campground areas too.


    Roborider - 1150 GS Adventurer - Galax VA
  8. Hevy Kevy

    Hevy Kevy ADDRider

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    Thanks for this Roborider, I've been looking for this!!
  9. tomatocity

    tomatocity Retired and lovin' it

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    Can't get the URL to work.
  10. highplains drifter

    highplains drifter Adventurer

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    My go to campsite when riding the high plains
  11. scudrunner

    scudrunner Been here awhile

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    Location:
    Western Nebraska
    1) Nebraska / Kimball/ Panhandle
    2) GPS co-ords--- Not available
    3) No Fees
    4) Features ... Tables / Fire Ring / Picnic Shelters/ Restrooms/ Water/ Lake/ NO electric
    5) http://www.nrdrec.org/area.php?image=oliver_reservoir

    On I-80 take Exit 20 at Kimball and travel west on HWY 30 approximately 7 miles. Formerly a State Park, so no state sticker required and no camping fees. Has wooded sites and lake side sites. On the west side of the campground is a off-road vehicle track. The campground is a day ride to Yellowstone and half a day to Rocky Mountain National Forrest in Colorado. If you you plan on staying here let me know, I live in Kimball.
  12. jsb223

    jsb223 ADV Rookie

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    Walling Bend Park
    Lake Whitney

    Walling Bend

    Located on the west shore at the lower end of the lake.
    From the dam take Texas 22 east 5 miles and turn right on Texas 56.
    Turn right again on FM 2841 which ends in the park.

    Two 2-lane boat ramps and primitive camping

    No fee required

    Open all year

    Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers (254) 622-3332

    No Gate, no services other than toilet, no running water
    Boat ramp not open (June 2014) due to low lake level
    Closest town is Laguna Park w/ gas, burger, etc.

    7 day limit as most Corps of Engineers parks are.


    31.898619 N, 97.39578 W

    Street View

    http://tinyurl.com/mvys74l

    Or

    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=31.8...anoid=wUYMrqEQY-I8_cghEjhPYA&cbp=12,32.9,,0,0
  13. azshtr

    azshtr Long timer

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    Good God Man! I didn't read those and must be breaking a tons of laws. I grew up with, and still use, get out away, camp and leave no trace, have fun, repeat.
  14. dogjaw

    dogjaw plays well alone

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    between the Ozarks and the Ouachitas
    a great spot within walking distance of downtown Moab, mostly RV camping up front, but great little tent camping area out back past the low water bridge, hot showers also available...


    http://moabrvresorts.com/canyonlands/location/
  15. redneckdan

    redneckdan Hold my beer & watch this

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    Somewhere on da Iron Range.
    1) Arkansas, Siloam Springs
    2) 36.147024,-94.457402
    3) No Fee- National Forest Dispered Camping
    4) Wooded Ridge in the Middle of no where, decent breeze. Over looks the Illinois river.
    5) Easy access off HWY 16 but still has that middle of no where feel. http://goo.gl/maps/6AynM
  16. KoolDesertRat

    KoolDesertRat Adventurer

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    I had a really nice experience being the very first DCR Rider to camp on the property of dmaxmike:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21516618

    Really friendly 30-year-old professional who made me feel right at home. He and his lovely wife even invited me to a sit-down steak meal on their patio, with gorgeous views on their quiet spread outside the little town of Reynoldsville (just north of Punxatawney). Mike and I enjoyed a few beers and listened to some metal while sitting around his fire pit. He also had wifi. And a huge-ass dog named Moose that's the size of a small house.

    The only minus of camping on private property is that you don't have access to a bathroom when Nature #2 calls, so you have to Eagle Scout it. But that just adds to the rich experience of riding cross country and accepting hospitality from complete strangers! An awesome experience all around, so much more unique and memorable than motelling it or "car" camping.

    I woke up while it was still dark, with heavy fog blanketing the area, and packed up the bike in the slight damp chill.

    Thanks again, Mike!

    :clap




  17. TheYeti

    TheYeti Hard to be Humble

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    I know this is a 3 year old post,As I've heard TWO has reopened.

    here are a few more:

    http://www.willvillebikecamp.com/

    http://blueridgemotorcyclecamp.com

    http://highcountrymotorcyclecamp.com/

    Here's a large list of MC only campgrounds


    http://www.ridemyown.com/links/camping.shtml

  18. viper522

    viper522 Adventurer

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    Location:
    South Florida
    SFWMD DuPuis Management Area
    27.015120, -80.536676

    Cost: Free
    Location: Canal Point, FL (between Lake O and Atlantic Ocean)
    Site: Open use of numbered campsites in the Family Camping grounds, cleared and leveled, fire pits with grate, picnic table, various trees, 2x johns with solar light and fan, MC friendly hard-pack road in.
    Considerations: No access during hunting season, check website for calendar of events before visiting

    Website: http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/po...rces/pg_sfwmd_landresources_recopps_se_dupuis

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  19. Paulie

    Paulie Been here awhile

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    Trimble Park

    $10-$23 (nic geezer discount)
    5802 Trimble Park Rd
    Mt Dora, FL 32757 ‎
    28.7686, -81.6565
    352-383-1993

    http://www.orangecountyfl.net/CultureParks/Parks.aspx?m=dtlvw&d=40

    Beeeeeeutiful, very quiet, lakeside, full facilities in good shape, only 15 marked sites but there's also a group site. This is 1 of my faves in central Floriduh. :clap
  20. TwoTiredRiders

    TwoTiredRiders Been here awhile

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    Sebastian Inlet is a beautiful state park along the east coast of Florida, below Melbourne, and near Vero Beach. Lots of sand, dolphins, and Palm trees. A perfect winter escape. Plus, I proposed to my riding buddy (Victoria) there, making it a little more special. :crash
    Two week max stay at one time. We've stayed there a few times over the years.
    Hot showers, laundry machines, clean. (Miss it).

    Also camped at Tomoka State Park just above Daytona. Not as open, more woodsy with Spanish moss hanging everywhere. More private but not as cheery as Sebastian.

    Check out Sebastian...

    2TR