Boondocking in National Forests

USFS: Rules for Boondocking on USFS Lands

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) manages all of the United States’ National Forests and National Grasslands. They also manage several National Recreation Areas. In general...

Why Is There Private Property Inside National Forests and Parks?

Not all land inside a national forest or national park is public. A lot of this land is privately owned by residents, businesses, and organizations....

How to Use Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) to Find Free Camping

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are published by the U.S. Forest Service and apply only to national forests and national grasslands. These maps are meant...

How Much Does it Cost to Camp in a National Forest?

The cost to camp in a national forest can range from free to about $30.00 a night, depending on a few factors. If you want...

How Long Can You Camp in a National Forest?

Fourteen (14) days is the most popular answer, but it’s not the correct answer. Each National Forest and National Grassland creates its own rules on...

Is It Illegal to Live in a National Forest?

Yes and no. If you are a camper or RVer, it is illegal to live in a national forest or grassland. The U.S. Forest Service...

Is it Legal to Camp Anywhere in a National Forest?

Generally speaking, yes it is legal to camp anywhere in a national forest. However, there are certain exceptions that apply to all national forests, and...

Coconino National Forest, Camping Rules

These official rules and regulations for camping at Coconino National Forest were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Coconino National Forest, along with...

Coronado National Forest, Camping Rules

These official rules and regulations for camping at Coronado National Forest were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Coronado National Forest, along with...

Can I Buy Land in a National Forest?

Yes, you can. You can buy land in just about any national forest. The reason why is because there’s a lot of private property located...

Kaibab National Forest Camping Rules

These official rules and regulations for camping at Kaibab National Forest were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Kaibab National Forest, along with...

Prescott National Forest Camping Rules

The Prescott National Forest camping rules published below were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Prescott National Forest, along with information published U.S....

Tonto National Forest Camping Rules

The Tonto National Forest camping rules published below were gathered from Orders issued by the Supervisor of Tonto National Forest, along with information published U.S....

Places for Free Camping Near Yosemite National Park

There are places just outside of Yosemite National Park that allow free camping. Camping inside the Park requires a reservation and fees. But there are...

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