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BLM Long Term Camping Permits Are Available in Northern California

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) currently offers long term camping permits for five (5) campgrounds in the Eastern Sierra region. Campers looking to dig in for longer periods can get a 30-day camping permit for as many as six times per year. These five campgrounds are all located with the BLM’s Bishop Field Office. … Read more

Big Flat Dispersed Camping Area Under Temporary Closure

Fishlake National Forest in Utah announced today that they will close the entire Big Flat Dispersed Camping Area for two to four weeks beginning Monday, July 17, 2023. The decision is to allow crews to make repairs to roads and trails in the area. This includes the East side of SR-153, from the Buck Ridge … Read more

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest Now Requires Bear-Proof Food Containers in Hoover Wilderness

The Bridgeport Ranger District of Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest today announced that beginning Monday, July 17, 2023, all food taken into Hoover Wilderness must be stored in bear-proof food containers. The Hoover Wilderness is located inside California, along the eastern Sierras, just west of Bridgeport. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest is primarily located throughout Nevada, but there is … Read more

Where Will You Be Boondocking on National Forest Week?

Yes, there is actually a, “National Forest Week”! It’s the effort of National Forest Foundation, an organization that was chartered by the United States Congress with a simple mission: bring people together to restore and enhance our country’s National Forests and Grasslands. What is National Forest Week is an annual celebration of our National Forest … Read more

New Squeezable Pancake Batter Makes Camping Easier

Happy Grub is the name of a new squeezable pancake batter that makes camping easier. While marketed to families with culinary-inspired kids, Happy Grub’s unique hand-held form factor saves space in campers and RVs by eliminating boxes of flour, jugs of milks, and cartons of eggs. Coming in four flavors of Butter Milk, Whole Flour, … Read more

Tennessee Makes it Illegal to Camp on Public Property

The State of Tennessee will soon make it illegal to camp on public property. A new law goes into effect on July 1, 2022. House Bill 0978, and Senate Bill 1610 was originally written in 2021 in response to riots that took place throughout the country in 2020. Those riots hit the Volunteer State hard, … Read more