National Wildlife Refuges

Learn About Boondocking in National Wildlife Refuges

Boondocking in National Wildlife Refuges!

Boondocking in national wildlife refuges can be a hit or miss experience because many refuges do not allow boondocking. Instead, most offer “designated dispersed camping” or “designated primitive campsites”. It still has the feel and experience of boondocking, but you’re restricted to specific areas or sites designated by the refuge.

More importantly, each refuge has its own specific set of camping rules, in addition to rules that apply nationwide. Learn about what these rules are, and which refuge offers the best camping experience…

Camping and Boondocking at National Wildlife Refuges

Articles that address boondocking and camping at national wildlife refuges from a general, or nationwide, standpoint…

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Camping at National Wildlife Refuges

The National Wildlife Refuge system includes some 560 designated refuge units across the United States....

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Camping at Specific National Wildlife Refuges

Articles and maps discussing camping and boondocking at a specific national wildlife refuge…

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Camping at Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge

Camping at Buffalo Lake National Wildlife Refuge is allowed at the refuge’s only campground. It’s...

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Camping at Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge

Camping at Atchafalaya National Wildlife Refuge is available at two (2) primitive campgrounds. Both campgrounds...

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Free Camping at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge

Camping at Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge is allowed, but is limited to smaller RVs, vans,...

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Free Camping at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge

Vehicle-based camping at Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge is allowed only in the two campgrounds found...

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Free Camping at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

Both RV and tent camping at Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is allowed throughout most of...

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Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge Camping Rules

The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge camping rules published below were gathered from information published...

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Free Camping at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge

Free camping at Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge is available all year long, without reservations....

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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge Camping Guide

The Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is one of the few units managed by the US...

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National Wildlife Refuge Camping Guides

Discover places for boondocking and camping in National Wildlife Refuges across the United States…

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Free Camping at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge

Free camping at Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge is available at two campgrounds found within...

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Free Camping on Fort Peck Lake, Montana

Free camping on Fort Peck Lake, Montana exists, with plenty of campgrounds to choose from....

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