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QUESTN? - Camping on Indian Reservation

Discussion in 'Americas' started by thistle77, Jan 29, 2008.

  1. thistle77

    thistle77 Adventurer

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    The allure of the desert is pulling me again... Planning a road trip in early March to Monument Valley and northern AZ. Does anyone know if there are limitations on camping on Indian reservations? A large portion of the trip will be riding through the Navajo Indian Res and want to respectfully comply with the laws of the land :deal . The last thing I want is to be asked to leave in the middle of the night. LOL . Any advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    RC
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  2. usgser

    usgser Long timer

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  3. FotoTEX

    FotoTEX Long timer

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    Not a good idea unless approval is granted. Check with the area tribal council-doubt if you will be allowed to camp on tribal lands. Monument Valley tribal Park allows camping and the scenery is fantastic from your site, a view to die for. Also has basic showers but the fee is cheap. Last place you want to be in is Tribal Jail.????
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  4. thistle77

    thistle77 Adventurer

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    usger and FotoTex;

    Comments and advice is much appreciated - thanks, this gives me some foresight to plan accordingly. Expect a trip report sometime in March. Once this bloody snow melts......sigh.....
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  5. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    Only if you have verifiable approval. Otherwise, it is a trespassing ticket that is adjudicated at a federal level... :deal

    After all we did for them, this is the thanks we get.



    :evil
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  6. onaXR

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    Yeah just think what happened to the them last time someone camped on there land.
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  7. gunslinger

    gunslinger diabolical schemer

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    as far as washington goes - you can go to the res and get a five dollar permit that allows you to camp for a night. that might work there - id check for sure.

    and make sure youre not doing brodies on the beach, running over seagulls and skinnydipping in the ocean - all the while visibly intoxicated. they seem to frown on that in washington if you dont have a permit. :1drink :1drink :1drink :D
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  8. Mike955i

    Mike955i Future Escapee

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    Res camping is a questionable activity, and wholy unnecessary as you can camp just north of Monument Valley in Mexican Hat (and places north of the res). It's only 20 minutes away and I personally prefer Valley of the Gods to Monument Valley; just as beautiful and no crowds. A great place to camp, too. Moki Dugway, Goosenecks, Arches NP, Capitol Reef NP, Burr Trail are all in the area and all provide great rides and vistas.

    Enjoy.....Mike
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