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

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

The Entire Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is Closing!

Beginning Thursday, June 24, 2021, the entire Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest is closing due to extreme fire danger under historically dry conditions. The Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest lies in the eastern portion of Arizona, bordering with New Mexico. More than two dozen fires have started on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests in the last few days. Two of ... Read more

Dispersed Camping Now Shut Down in Five Areas of Colorado

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, the U.S. Forest Service announced that it shut down dispersed camping in five (5) areas of Colorado, covering Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, claiming recent visitors had destroyed and contaminated much of these areas. “…National Forest visitors created thousands of new campsites as they pulled off roads and damaged resources, ... Read more

Finding Free Camping at Flaming Gorge

Aside from how gorgeous Flaming Gorge is, the beauty of camping there is that much of it is free. The problem is finding a campsite that isn’t already taken, or already congested with RVs, or somewhat close to town, or finding a place that has usable cellular data. That’s when it gets tough. Flaming Gorge ... Read more

Boondocking in Coconino National Forest, Arizona

So last week, we left the Sonoran Desert in Southern Arizona and headed north, to higher elevation. Temps had reached mid-80s down there, which isn’t so bad. However, we’re full timing in an all-aluminum trailer, and these aluminum cans get heat up pretty quickly. Even though dual air conditioning units can still keep things cool ... Read more